Sunday, May 6, 2012

Roasted Chickpeas

Ok, this is another quickie. 

I was jonesing to make SOMETHING today, so when it got to be after dinner (consisting of leftovers from shabbos: lentil tacos, FTW!) I decided to make something I've seen trending in the blog world: Roasted Chickpeas. 

 Chickpeas are, as I'm sure you know, high in protein and fiber, low in fat and other ickiness, and probably have other nutritional benefits, too. And when you roast them with various seasonings, they become a crunchy, flavorful snack! 

 The process is simple: 

Step 1: Open a can of chickpeas and drain 
Step 2: Rinse chickpeas, then dry between two paper towels 
Step 3: Mix chickpeas with whatever seasonings you want. 
Step 4: Roast at 450 degrees farenheit on a baking sheet for 20 minutes, shaking the pan halfway through. 

 See? Simple! 

 So that's my snack for work tomorrow. It probably isn't CHEAPER than a storebough snack, but at least it's healthy, natural, and I have the satisfaction of knowing I made it! 

Oh, and then of course there's those lentil tacos I mentioned before. 
 Also simple: 

Step 1: Dice and saute 1 medium sized onion with some olive oil 
Step 2: Add lentils and taco seasoning 
Step 3: Add water and cook lentils according to package directions (mine said like 45 minutes of simmering time) 
Step 4: Thicken with a little corn starch 
Step 5: Serve with rice, taco shells, salsa, guacamole, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sour cream, shredded cheese, or whatever else you might put on tacos. 
Step 6: Munch. Munch...munch.


Lady Pieface said...

I'm so making this tomorrow. I think I'll be especially good at step 6. Where did you get your awesome veggie background, by the way?

Sora said...

Sorry it took me so long to get back to this!

The background is just one of the options from Blogger's new design editor. I thought about using a picture of my own, but being an amateur photographer, I just didn't have anything pretty enough. :)