We tried these last night. And just, wow.

The original intention here was to meal prep salads and put these on top. But one taste and the whole family devoured them on the spot, straight from the bowl! So they’re officially a snack now.

Plus these are SO easy. Require hardly anytime, and while I was waiting for them to roast in the oven I just sat on my counter and rewatched Gilmore girls. No guilt whatsoever. Multitasking at its finest. 

Here’s what you do. 

Ingredients:

2 cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans) 

2 tbsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 350°F. Drain the cans of chickpeas, rinse and then dry them with a dish towel. (The drier they are, the crunchier they’ll be!) Place the chickpeas directly into a pan and then evenly coat and toss them with a drizzle of olive oil and pinch of salt. Slide into the oven and bake for 25 minutes.

While baking, combine ingredients for seasonings. We’ve got a few options for you honeys! Take your pick of one of the combinations below and whisk all the listed ingredients together in a bowl. 

—- SALTED: —-

2 tbsp olive oil

1/4 tsp sea salt

2 tsp lemon juice 

— SESAME GINGER —

1 tbsp sesame seeds

3 tsp sesame oil

1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

2 tsp honey

2 tsp fresh ginger 

2 cloves  garlic

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp lime zest

1 tsp lime juice

—- PESTO —-

1 cup fresh basil

2 cloves garlic

1/2 cup pecorino cheese

1/4 tsp salt

2 tbsp olive oil

Blend together in a food processor until you have your desired consistency. Add more salt to taste.

—- HOT HONEY —- 

1/4 tsp cayenne

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/4 paprika

1 tbsp honey

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp onion powder

2 tbsp olive oil 

—- BBQ BABY — 

1/4 cup BBQ sauce

1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp paprika

—— MAPLE CINNAMON ——

2 tbsp maple syrup

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt 

Once completely combined, take the chickpeas out of the oven and stir in the seasonings until completely coated. Then place the chickpeas back into the oven for a final 7 minutes. 

We’re all about eating these babies plain. And sprinkling them on salads, roasted vegetables and soups. Even adding them to veggie tacos or homemade gyros. Everything goes!

So yes, you can eat these plain. Just pop em in your mouth and you’re good to go! But, you can use them for salads (yum) put them with roasted vegetables or add them to veggie tacos (also yum) top your soups with them and a drizzle of olive oil (yum too) Heck, I’ve even put them on a homemade gyro once. Trust me… everything goes