The chickpea (aka garbanzo)


Easiest homemade snack ever



If you would ask me about favorite foods, chickpeas are not one of them which come to my mind first. I like them. But that’s it. But roasted chickpeas like the recipe below? That’s a whole other story.

Literally I have to quadruple my batch and even that doesn’t last through the middle of the week. Its my daughter’s and husband’s favorite snack - by far. And it’s healthy, and it’s quick, and it’s so good. Take it to work/ school, top your salad, have an afternoon break, or a quick protein intake. Those little guys are a nutrient dense food and not only high in protein, but also in dietary fiber and minerals (like iron).

Tamari Roasted Chickpeas
10 oz (284g) cooked chickpeas (try to pick the organic ones, in a can or PBA-free bag. I love Jyoti Organics Garbanzo Beans)
2-3 tablespoons Tamari (wheat-free soy sauce)
2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
Rosemary is optional (our daughter likes it too, but some kids might prefer the non-herb version)

Preheat oven to 400 Fahrenheit (200 Celsius). Lay out parchment paper on an oven tray. Mix all ingredients in a big bowl and spread the chickpeas on to oven tray. Roast for about 15 min, stir a bit so the other side of the chickpeas can get a bit browned and crispy too. Bake for another 10 min. The liquid should have thickened and reduced, sticking to the beans. That’s it!

What’s your go-to-snack?