I am somewhat chickpea obsessed. Many of you know that hummus is what gets me out of bed of a morning.
These spiced chickpeas make a fantastic and healthy snack and are gorgeous just as they are and enjoyed with a glass of wine and might I add…..quite glorious piled also on top of my hummus…..one must experiment 😉.
Spiced oven baked chickpeas
1 x 400g tin of chickpeas, drained, rinsed and drained again
1 tablespoon Cobram estate extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, toasted
1/4 teaspoon Urfa chilli flakes *
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 large clove garlic, crushed or very finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2/3 teaspoon Spanish smoked sweet paprika
A good pinch Murray river sea salt
½ lemon, zested
Pat dry the chickpeas with some paper towel.
Place chickpeas in a bowl and add the extra virgin olive oil, cumin, chilli flakes, cinnamon, garlic, ginger. Paprika and sea salt. Mix to combine well.
Preheat oven to 190oC fan-forced. Spread the chickpeas on a baking tray, lined with baking paper. Roast in the oven for 30-40 minutes. Stir every 5-10 minutes. They are ready when they are crispy and dry.
Serve warm (preferably, with a little additional sea salt as well as the lemon zest.
*Urfa chilli flakes are available at Relish Mama and other reputable food stores. They are not too hot and have a smoky, chocolate & raisin-like flavour. They can take dishes to a whole other level (in my humble opinion). Urber Biber is dark purplish in colour.
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