So, I love snacking. I think I prefer eating a little bit of this and a little bit of that to eating full meals. While I don’t snack as much as I did while in college [tacos at midnight, anyone?], I still do my fair share of snacking, especially when I’m relaxing at home on the weekends. Some of my favorite simple snacks include peanut butter toast, hummus and veggies, crackers and cheese, and fruit. Sometimes though, I’m in the mood for something a little more complex, with a little extra something to it. Something a little more adult, ya know?
Featuring the classic combos of herbs and spices and oil and vinegar, these Balsamic Roast Chickpeas are just the ticket to a satisfying grown up snack.
I cannot take credit for the recipe [we can all thank Diana at The Chic Life for that], but I just had to share it with you all. These chickpeas are really simple to make–the prep time is less than 5 minutes, and they bake in 30 minutes. Perfect to whip up before a movie or your favorite TV show, light enough to not spoil your dinner, and tasty enough to enjoy! My mom even made them for a party. They were a huge hit–just be sure to make a double or triple batch, because once you start digging in, you can’t stop! Trust me! :)
Balsamic Roasted Chickpeas [from The Chic Life]
- 1 can chickpeas [garbanzo] beans, drained
- 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon basil
- 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
- 1/4 teaspoon oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon thyme
- dash garlic powder
- dash cayenne pepper
- sprinkle salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place chickpeas in a medium size bowl. In a measuring cup, combine olive oil and herbs/spices and whisk together. Pour over chickpeas, stirring gently to coat. Spread chickpeas on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes, flipping after 15 minutes or so.
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Question of the Day: What’s the best snack you’ve been enjoying lately?