Spicy Citrus Roasted Chickpeas

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Spicy … zingy … crunchy. I don’t think anyone asks much more from a snack! I have set out a basic guideline for flavors in this recipe, but if you like your snacks spicier, simply add more ground cayenne pepper. If you are making a batch for the kids (and they aren’t as brave as you are), you could scatter over more cayenne pepper (or red chili powder) for the “adult” portion.

If you can set a few minutes aside the night before, you will assist in the drying out of the chickpeas (and this is essential), so please don’t omit this step.

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Yield: Makes a large snack batch

Spicy Citrus Roasted Chickpeas

Prep Time: 12 hours
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 12 hours 20 minutes

Spicy … zingy … crunchy. I don’t think anyone asks much more from a snack!

Ingredients

  • 2 cans chickpeas
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 2 limes, zest of both, but juice of only one
  • Salt

Instructions

1. Drain the canned chickpeas in a colander or sieve and spread out on a large tray lined with paper towels.

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2. Cover with another layer of paper towels, and leave to dry out overnight. 

3. The next day, once the chickpeas have completely dried out, pour them into a bowl.

4. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

5. Mix the avocado oil, cayenne pepper, cumin, Cajun seasoning, lime zest (from both limes), lime juice (from only one of the limes) and salt in a bowl.

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6. Pour the seasoned mixture into the chickpeas and mix well to evenly coat.

Spicy Citrus Roasted Chickpeas | Real Food RN

7. Spread the chickpeas out on a large baking tray (lined with parchment paper) and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Shake-and-rotate the tray halfway through to ensure even roasting.

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8. Allow to cool completely before enjoying!

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Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 4gSodium: 55mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gProtein: 3g

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