Honey Roasted Chickpeas

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Enjoy these sweet and savory chickpeas as a snack or use as a topping on a soup or salad (such as our Winter Citrus Salad). Sure to bring a burst of sweetness, this flavorful recipe was shared with us by Chef Ellen Clevenger-Firley.

Serves 4
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (122 grams)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45-65 minutes
Total Time: 70 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15 ounce) Can Chickpeas – rinsed, drained well and thoroughly dried
  • 1 TBS + 1 tsp. Olive Oil, divided
  • ½ tsp. Sea Salt, or more to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. Honey
  • ¼ tsp. Ground Ginger, or more to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven: Arrange baking rack in the middle of the oven and preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Oven dry chickpeas: Spread the chickpeas out on a rimmed baking sheet. Place chickpeas in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until chickpeas are completely dry.
  3. Toss dried chickpeas with oil: Remove chickpeas from oven. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with salt. Use your hands or a large spoon to evenly coat the chickpeas. Spread the chickpeas out in an even layer on the baking sheet.
  4. Roast chickpeas: Roast the chickpeas in the oven for 20-25 minutes, stirring or shaking the pan halfway through. Chickpeas are done roasting when they are golden brown and crunchy.
  5. While chickpeas are roasting: In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining teaspoon of oil with honey. Season with a pinch of salt. Set aside.
  6. Toss chickpeas with honey: Remove chickpeas from oven and transfer to bowl of oil/honey mixture. Sprinkle with ginger. Stir well to coat completely. Return chickpeas to baking sheet and spread them out in an even layer. Roast again for 5-8 minutes, or until honey is caramelized. OPTIONAL: For truly crispy chickpeas, turn the oven off after roasting and allow the chickpeas to sit in the warm oven for an additional 15-20 minutes before serving.
  7. Serve: Sprinkle with more flakey salt and ground ginger. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information per Serving:

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup (122 grams)
  • Vegetables: 0 cups
  • Fruits: 0 cups
  • Calories: 220 calories
  • Carbohydrates: 33 grams
  • Fiber: 7 grams
  • Protein: 8 grams
  • Fat: 7 grams
  • Sodium: 520 mg
  • Added Sugar: 9 grams
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