Wednesday, May 18, 2011

World's Easiest "Non-Recipe" Recipe {Roasted Chickpeas}

You're probably wondering what the heck a non-recipe recipe is huh?? Well, it's a recipe that has no real measurements, no set oven temperature, varied cooking times, and no limitations on spices or seasonings. Does it make sense now?? Good!!

A little while ago, I posted a photo of tonight's snack, roasted chickpeas, on Facebook. When my friend, Amy, asked how I made them, it occurred to me that I probably have never made them the same way twice. Let me just say that you can go from a couple of cans of chickpeas to a crunchy, addictive snack in less than an hour.

Tonight, I used:

2 15 ounce cans chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
"some" Extra Virgin Olive Oil
"some" Chinese Five Spice
"some" Smoked Sea Salt
"some" Cracked Black Pepper

I preheated oven to 375 and baked in a foil lined pan for about 50 minutes, shaking every 15 minutes or so. Now, I've baked them at various temperatures from 325 to 400, from 35 minutes to an hour and any temp and time in between. I've used almost every combination of spices in my pantry, based on the flavors I wanted at the time. As I said, it's truly a non-recipe recipe that can be tweaked to your liking.

If you're looking for a crunch alternative to high fat nuts, chip or other snacks, try a batch of roasted chickpeas. I'm going back to my snack now.

Have a great evening!!

Sheila Denise


  1. Amy HalpernJuly 07, 2011

    your friend Amy is going to make these for this weekend. Perfect go to with my hummous and yogurt going to spice mine with mediterranean flavors...Thanks!!!

  2. Yay!! I hope you like them Amy and you're welcome!!