Lemon Zest Roasted Chickpeas – Weblog

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Lemon Zest Roasted Chickpeas | In Pursuit of More

This recipe was utilized in our final Not So Quick cooking class, and to nice acclaim as we launched the primary strive of chickpeas to youngsters who both thought they didn’t like them, or have by no means tried them in any respect!

The cooking methodology is simple, and I borrowed it straight from How Candy It Is…the very best cooking methodology for roasted chickpeas I’ve tried but. Right here, I dressed them up with just a little grated lemon zest to reflect the ‘crispy ceci’ served at a favourite native restaurant of mine, however as most of you good house cooks know, you are able to do something you want right here.

Soy sauce, oregano, parmesan, cayenne, paprika, cinnamon….the sky is the restrict! Straightforward scrumptious protein that’s as low-cost as it’s scrumptious. And should you prepare dinner your personal you might be doing even higher 🙂

Lemon Zest Roasted Chickpeas | In Pursuit of More
Lemon Zest Roasted Chickpeas | In Pursuit of More

Lemon Zest Roasted Chickpeas:

Tailored from How Candy It’s
(2) cups cooked chickpeas
(1-2) tbsp olive oil
sea salt to style (about 1/4 tsp)
OPTIONAL: black pepper, paprika, oregano, pizza spices, garlic powder
(1) lemon for grating the zest

Preheat oven to 425 levels. Place chickpeas on a paper towel and pat as dry as you possibly can. Attempt to take away any free skins and place on a baking sheet that has been evenly rubbed with about (2) tbsp olive oil. Roll round to coat. Sprinkle with non-compulsory spices or seasonings of your alternative and toss properly to coat, ensuring chickpeas are in a single layer.

Bake for quarter-hour, toss properly and flip, then bake for about quarter-hour extra, till crisp and crunchy trying. Take away from the oven and switch to a bowl. Add the grated lemon zest if utilizing and toss into the recent chickpeas and permit to chill. Serve these as an appetizer earlier than dinner rather than nuts or bread. They’re certain to please any visitor, no matter dietary choice or restrictions. Youngsters love them, adults love them. They’re a win in each sense of the phrase!

Further concepts could possibly be to toss them with pasta, or to prime any inexperienced salad. They might even be unbelievable tossed right into a quinoa salad. The sky actually is the restrict right here! Hold them at room temperature in a sealed bag and by no means within the fridge as they’ll flip delicate. Except you want them that method, during which case do as you want!

Lemon Zest Roasted Chickpeas | In Pursuit of More
Lemon Zest Roasted Chickpeas | In Pursuit of More