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Crispy Sea Salt Roasted Chickpeas

Crispy Sea Salt Roasted Chickpeas

Want to Eat More Salads?

I’ll let you in on a must-try salad topping combo that will make you fall in love with salads, or at least have a major crush! It is…roasted chickpeas (aka: garbanzo beans) and nutritional yeast (aka: nooch). At 6 grams of protein in 1/4 C of chickpeas, it will help you fill up faster and tastes so fantastic!

Roasted Chickpeas Taste Better:

Chickpeas from a can are soft and squishy. But, once roasted, they add a nutty crunch. Use 1/4 cup per serving.

Using Nutritional Yeast:

The flaky nutritional yeast, adds a dusting of slightly cheesy, unami flavor. Use 1 teaspoon per serving.

The Heavenly Combo:

Once combined, roasted chickpeas and nutritional yeast, add a deeply satisfying flavor you’ll love on many salads. As a shortcut, you can find both at Whole Foods or your grocery store. I love the brand Saffron Road for chickpeas. The have fantastic flavors. It’s a great time saver and makes a great snack all on their own.

Click here to see some salad recipes to top with this wonderful combo.

Roasted Sea Salt Crispy Chickpeas
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A great tasting combo to add flavor to most salads!
Recipe type: Salads
Cuisine: vegan
Serves:: 6, yield 1½ C
  • 1 15oz can Chickpeas, rinsed, drained, and dried over a bath towel
  • 1 T Avocado oil
  • ½ t Sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  2. Dry chickpeas, removing loose skins to make them crispier and place in a large bowl.
  3. Drizzle with oil and stir to coat well.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and stir to distribute evenly.
  5. Pour onto a large sided baking sheet.
  6. Roast for 45-50 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  7. When golden browned and dry to the touch, remove from oven.
  8. Let cool at least 5-10 minutes.
  9. They will get crisper as they cool.


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