Crunchy Tasty Roasted Garbanzo Beans



With the holidays coming up, I’m trying out some recipes for quick and fun food for cocktails or appetizers. This snack is healthy and as easy as heating the oven and opening a can. Play around with spices and flavorings. Curry powder, chili powder, brown sugar and salt, sage and grated orange peel (grate the orange peel when they come out of the oven), flavored oils and smoke salt are some variations that come to mind.

  • 3 15 oz. cans of garbanzo beans (rinsed, drained and patted dry)
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil or any flavored oil
  • 2 tsp. coarse salt
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
  • some red pepper flakes for heat if your inclined

Put the dried off garbanzo beans in a large bowl, add the oil salt and herbs or spices.

Roast in a 400 degree oven for about 45 minutes or until desired crunch is achieved (a little less time for a creamier bean, a little more for a crunchier snack).

Taste and add more salt only if needed.

Make lots, they’re addictive.