3 Cheers for Chickpeas

Chickpeas are, in my humble opinion, a little gift from God. With that said, today’s Edible Inspiration is around this yummy little nugget. It’s great for clean eating on the go, or on top of a salad.  Chickpeas are naturally low in fat, high in dietary fiber and rich in vitamins and minerals. Enjoy this SUPER EASY recipe for Spicy Roasted Chickpeas.


-1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
-2 cans (15.5 ounces each) chickpeas, rinsed, drained, and patted dry
-1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
-1 tablespoon cumin seed
-Coarse salt

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Pour olive oil on a rimmed baking sheet and place in oven until oil is hot, 3 minutes. In a medium bowl, combine chickpeas, cayenne pepper, and cumin seed. Season with salt and toss to combine. Place chickpea mixture on hot baking sheet and spread in a single layer. Bake until chickpeas are crisp, 10 to 12 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels and let cool slightly. Serve warm. Source: Martha Stewart.

Charlee Van Wagenen