Here's a simple recipe with immediate benefits. You can snack on these right after baking, or store for a few days and use as a salad topping.
To make this dish well, it’s best to use fresh herbs, and a generous pour of salt, pepper, and dried herbs too. This can be a meditative exercise: try to stay present and acknowledge the space you’re in.
- Wash the chickpeas under cool water
- Pat the chickpeas dry with a clean towel and let them sit for a few minutes to air dry
- Add the chickpeas to a mixing bowl and cover with olive oil
- Squeeze 1/2 of a fresh lemon into the bowl
- Generously add any combination of spices you desire – the recipe pictured here includes: red pepper flakes, paprika, sea salt, black pepper, thyme, rosemary, and fresh basil. And it was delicious
- In a single layer, add the spiced chickpeas on a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Bake in the oven (@ 350F) until crispy and well cooked
Garbanzo beans are one of the most affordable ways you can prioritize your health today. They lower cholesterol and promote digestive health, as chickpeas are high in both soluble and insoluble fiber. With high levels of folate and magnesium, chickpeas are heart healthy. These beige little guys stabilize blog sugar and help to control weight as well. What’s not to love?
Buy a few cans, keep them in a cupboard, and cut down on time at the grocery store.