Saturday, January 21, 2012

Crispy Cajun Roasted Chickpeas

I finally got around to trying this little snack that is rumored to be better than potato chips.  Well, I'm here to tell you that there is no snack better than chips, duh. But if you like to snack on salty, crunchy, healthy goodness, then give these a shot.  John loves them and eats them by the handful (my husband seriously loves snacks). The kids even will have a few!

Crispy Cajun Roasted Chickpeas 

1 15-ounce can chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans)
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 
Salt to taste
cajun spice blend (put some Tony's on it, y'all!)

Heat oven to 400.   Drain the chickpeas in a colander and rinse well.  Dry beans on a paper towel  If any of the skins come off, just discard them.  Drizzle dry beans with olive oil and toss to coat.  Sprinkle lightly with salt.  Roast for 30 minutes or until beans are golden brown and crunchy.  While they are hot, season with cajun seasoning and more salt (if necessary).