I had a 15 ounce can of garbanzo beans commonly known as chickpeas. Decided to use same as a great snack. Thus, I drained and rinsed under cold tap water. Then, I dried chickpeas on a clean kitchen towel. On a greased baking sheet, I placed peas and drizzled a little olive oil, sprinkled a pinch of paprika, salt, and pepper and thoroughly rubbed in all the ingredients.

Seasoned chickpeas ready for oven
Seasoned chickpeas ready for oven

Chickpeas were roasted for approximately 20 minutes in the oven at a temperature of  400 degrees. The finished dish was crunchy and chock full of flavors. Frankly, I never missed the popcorn.

I’ve reserved some of my roasted chickpeas for a green salad. This will provide great texture and flavors to the salad. Moreover, I know that just by incorporating these beans I’ll also be gaining beneficial fibers that will keep be satiated for long.


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