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.


Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.

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