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Chickpeas Pan-Roasted with Ghost Pepper Salt

Crispy Pan Roasted Chickpeas are a healthy and protein filled snack, tossed with cheese and spicy pepper, that is so addicting you might as well make two batches at once!

Crispy Pan Roasted Chickpeas are a healthy and protein filled snack, tossed with cheese and spicy ghost pepper, that is so addicting you might as well make two batches at once! Pan Roasted Spicy Chickpeas Recipe with Ghost Pepper Salt | Take Two Tapas | #GhostPepper #Chickpeas #Roasted #Fried #HealthySnacks #Snacks #Spicy

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If you thought that chickpeas were just for hummus, you thought wrong!  Have you ever had a pan-roasted chickpea?  If not, you are missing out on the greatest snack of all time.  I am a big snacker so trying to snack smart is very hard.  I know that a snack should be healthy, but it must have some spice to it if I am going to eat it and actually come back.

Popcorn is great but you can only eat that for so long before you are sick of it.  Pretzels are great because of the salt and the crunch but all those empty carbs are not good for my beer belly that I desperately want to look like a six-pack and not like a balloon filled with all the beer from the six-pack.  My Lemon Thyme Almonds are a great snack but not spicy like these.

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Where do I look for snacks?

When looking for a new snack to try when I fall off the wagon and gorge on sweets, I always look to my fellow food bloggers.  I was reading my friend Michelle’s blog, A Dish of Daily Life, and she had just made a batch of Crispy Parmesan Chickpeas.

These chickpeas are right up my alley.  A salty snack I can pop in my mouth by the handful and still get some protein in the process!

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If you are hungry when you make this snack, you might as well make a couple of batches.  I ate the first batch less than 3 minutes and right after I popped the last one in my mouth the hubby walked into the kitchen and asked what smelled so good.  I said nothing with my mouth full…

He saw the dirty pan and the spices out so I had to make another batch, which he ate as punishment to me.  Because they were such a hit, I decided to show you this recipe as a part of our Freaky Friday Blog Hop.

Freaky Friday Fall 2016 Blog Hop

What is Freaky Friday?

Freaky Friday is a blog hop where a group of food bloggers exchange blog names, Secret Santa-like, and then make a recipe from their blog and share it.  

This allows us to share wonderful recipes with our readers that they might not see on another blog.  It is also a great way to introduce you to those hard-working bloggers so you can read them too!

Check out the texture on these tiny spheres of goodness!  Don’t you just want to eat these pan-roasted chickpeas by the handful?

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Close up of Pan Roasted Chickpeas spilling on parchment paper

Pan Roasted Spicy Chickpeas

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Crispy Pan Roasted Chickpeas are a healthy and protein filled snack, tossed with cheese and spicy pepper, that is so addicting you might as well make two batches at once!

Ingredients

  • 1 can of chickpeas (15oz, drained, dried)
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Romano Cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ghost Pepper Salt

Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse your chickpeas.
  2. Pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add chickpeas and pan fry for about 10-15 minutes stirring occasionally.
  5. When they are done they should be brown and crispy on the outside. Cooking times may vary with ovens and pans.
  6. Remove from pan and place on paper towels to dry even more.
  7. Toss the spices and cheese with the chickpeas to coat.
  8. Enjoy warm or store in an air-tight container for up to 3 days but they won't last that long!

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 299mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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This recipe first appeared on A Dish of Daily Life where my friend Michelle blogs about being a parent, wife, and great tips to help you get through your day with a laugh.  

Some of her recipes that you should take a look at include a Salsa Verde for your next tailgating party.  If you need a soup for the upcoming cooler weather, try a Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup.  Any mom can use more 30-minute meals.  

Try this One Pot Sausage Broccoli Pasta, that will help you get dinner on the table.

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A quick note when tossing your chickpeas, make sure you do it over a pan.  As you can see in the picture above, they like to roll away.  You don’t want to miss a single one!

Andrea

Monday 20th of August 2018

These look delicious! Can't wait to make them and snack away.

Sandra Shaffer

Monday 12th of September 2016

Oh, I can't wait to give these roasted chickpeas a try. I've seen recipes on Pinterest, but not with cheese and ghost pepper! Totally intrigued by the flavor!

Aunt Bee

Sunday 11th of September 2016

I am so intrigued by this recipe! It looks amazing and I MUST try it!

Nicole Power

Sunday 11th of September 2016

Roasted chickpeas were already delicious enough but now you've got me with the cheese and spice! Such a perfect snack!

Lori Vachon

Sunday 11th of September 2016

Whoa, these sound amazing! Cannot wait to share these with my chickpea loving family!

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