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Cate’s Fantastic Roasted Chickpeas

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Roasted Garbanzos

Cate is well-known in Juneau for her skill in the kitchen. I’d long heard about these roasted chickpeas and how delicious they are from more than one local. I’m so glad I ran into Cate and asked that she email me her highly revered recipe. Sure, I could google good old Mark Bittman, but I actually know Cate and have heard first-hand how awesome these bad boys are. I can say with true spring-cleanse conviction, that these roasted chickpeas are true perfection.

Roasted chickpeas are enjoyed all over the world as a snack or appetizer. In Spain, where tapas reign supreme, roasted chickpeas are a favorite. In Turkey, roasted chickpeas are often hulled and sugared for a sweet treat on the go.

I decided to mix up the spices a little bit adding 1/4 teaspoon of Aleppo pepper & 1/4 teaspoon of Greek oregano and omitting the cayenne. I sprinkled a little Aleppo pepper after the chickpeas were roasted. Each tiny bite is full of spice, heat, and flavor.

Cate’s Recipe ->

– 1 can garbanzo beans rinsed and dried (I use a bath towel)
– 2 tsp. olive oil

Then the fun begins — use whatever combination of spices you want.
I use:
– 1/4 tsp turmeric
– 1/4 tsp cumin
– 1/4 cayenne
– 1/4 salt
– 1/8 tsp pepper (actually I just grind some in to the mix until it feels right)

– I mix all the spices together and then mix into the beans so it’s more evenly distributed.
– Put on a cookie sheet and pop it into a 400 degree oven for 40 minutes.
– Shake the pan every 10 minutes or so.
– You want the chickpeas to be crunchy so, depending on the size of the beans, you may wind up leaving them in longer.

Enjoy this fabulous snack!

Serving Suggestion: Have a glass of spicy smooth Rioja wine and find a chunk of Sheep’s milk Gouda cheese for an elegant appetizer.