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Spicy Chickpeas

Alberta Health Services recommends choosing healthy cooking methods like baking, roasting or grilling. This crunchy snack is baked and is a tasty alternative to fried snack foods.

 Ingredients:

1–14 ounce can Chickpeas 1–398 mL can
1 Tbsp Vegetable oil, like canola oil 15 mL
½ tsp Cumin powder 2 mL
½ tsp Turmeric 2 mL
1 tsp Garlic powder 5 mL
1 tsp Onion powder 5 mL
1 Tbsp Parsley flakes 15 mL
2 tsp Dried oregano  10 mL
½ tsp Hot pepper flakes (optional) 2 mL
½ tsp Salt 2 mL
½ tsp Pepper 2 mL

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
2. Drain chickpeas and rinse with cold water.
3. Add remaining ingredients and toss gently.
4. Roast chickpeas in a single layer on a baking sheet for 15 to 20 minutes until dry and crunchy.
5. Serve hot or cold as a snack or as a topping for salad.

Makes 1½ cups

Serves 6 (60 mL/ ¼ cup/ 54 g)

Per serving: 100 calories, 3.5 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 200 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 4 g protein, 3 g fibre.

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