So, what do you know about chickpeas? I’ve covered everything from what they are, how to store them, and more. Keep reading to find out the best way to prepare spicy roasted chickpeas.
WHAT ARE CHICKPEAS?
The earliest recording of what we know as chickpeas came from Turkey around 3500 BCE and then later in India. Like other peas and beans, chickpeas grow in pods on vines. They are packed full of protein, carbohydrates, fiber, and more.
Chickpeas are also known as garbanzo beans in the grocery store. They are one and the same. You’ve probably had hummus at an event or two. Did you know it is made with chickpeas?
ARE CHICKPEAS REALLY HEALTHY?
One of the best features of the chickpea is they are incredibly high in protein. This makes them a fantastic substitute for vegetarians or vegans trying to find a meat and protein substitute. They taste amazing and can be an easy healthy dish to make. Here you can find eight great reasons you should start enjoying this snack today.
HOW TO MAKE SPICY ROASTED CHICKPEAS
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Drain and rinse chickpeas thoroughly. Once rinsed, place them on a paper towel and pat dry. This is a crucial step that should not be missed. Rinsing and drying gives them the extra crunch you are looking for.