TIY: Sweet & Salty Roasted Chickpeas
Instead of doing a weekly column of DIY: Do It Yourself I have decided to entitle this weekly segment TIY: Try it yourself. As domesticated as I would like to claim to be I am still a work in progress. (Hey guys I'm not 30 yet, I still have time to figure it out right?)
I have always dreamed of having a perfectly curated page of projects but my life rarely turns out as the directions describe. Luckily I've learned to love the hilarious outcomes and can't wait to share. Come back every Tuesday to see my attempts at trying new recipes/crafts... I hope you Try It Yourself too! (Or we can just laugh at my failed attempts together)
Sweet & Salty Roasted Chickpeas
Can we take a moment of silence to deeply appreciate chickpeas please? If you don’t already consume them on the regular, I hope this post makes you reconsider.
Here is our love story:
I first began incorporating chickpeas into my diet a few years ago after enjoying them as a salad topper at one of my favourite health food joints. I later noticed roasted chickpeas in the snack isle (my favourite part of the grocery store) Of course I naturally had to try them for myself and they were delish.
This blog post comes as my first “TYI” attempt because lately I have been monitoring my spending in efforts to save more money. My highest area is always groceries, I have allotted myself $60 per week to spend on food. Unfortunately, the chickpea snacks I love cost about $5.99 for a pack labelled for three servings.... the problem is I usually finish the pack in one serving. (Doesn't everyone though?)
Side story from this: I attempted to try this recipe last year, rather then buying a can of chickpeas I decided to buy a dried bag of them. I was shopping with my ex who pointed out several times I should go with a can as I would probably not take the effort to boil them and proceed with the extra preparation. I think at the time it felt more domesticated of me to go through the entire process of boiling the chickpeas and that to write about this it would make me seem more legit as a blogger.
Four months later I was on a cottage weekend with my girlfriends in Prince Edward County. I got a frantic call from my ex saying the exterminator had come to our house because there were bugs coming from no place other then... my chickpea bag (my bad)
I opted for canned chickpeas this time around and began getting the recipe prepared before I even unloaded my groceries so that I couldn't back down.
What You Will Need:
- 1 can of chickpeas
- 3 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp paprika, chili powder, seasoning salt
- 3 packets stevia
- Baking sheet/oven (duh)
- Preheat oven to 350
- Wash/drain chickpeas
- Dry chickpeas with two tea towels- make sure you get ALL the moisture out (this step seemed important)
- Cover with oil/seasoning mixture
- Bake for 30 minutes taking out every ten minutes to flip
These turned out amazing and were actually as easy as described. We give these five hearts and think you should TYI and save $4.99!