Chili-Lime Roasted Chickpeas

Working in the fitness industry for the past 8 years has taught me a lot about life; health, business, image.  There’s always a certain “pressure” to fit an image if you work in the fitness industry, I mean who wants to buy a gym membership from someone who’s overweight?  So I work in the back office, which is definitely not the same, since you aren’t really interacting face to face with the customers.   And even more than working in the back office…I work from home in the back office, which means I have even less face to face interaction with customers and also with other management.  Which means there’s less pressure, but I still like to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

That said, when you work from home, you have more access to snacks.  Yep – this post isn’t really about my job.  It’s about snacks.  I find myself snacking more than I would if I was in the office.  I go in to the office once a month or so and of course I don’t snack as much as when I’m home.  It’s also easier for me to work out since I’m not juggling kids and work.  And the office is literally in the gym.  LOL.

Anyways, I know roasted chickpeas are all the rage.  And I’m pretty sure I could buy some already roasted.  But since this is about my “culinary adventure” and I had a can of chickpeas in my pantry that was calling to me, I decided to roast my own.  I made chili-lime chickpeas, but there are about a bazillion variations you could do.

Start by rinsing your canned chickpeas.  Dump in a bowl.  Add the other 4 ingredients (chili powder, olive oil, lime zest and lime juice)

DSC_0898

Mix to combine.

DSC_0899

Spread on a baking sheet.

DSC_0900

Roast at 300 degrees for about 40-45 minutes.  Open the oven and roll the chickpeas every 10-15 minutes.

DSC_0901

Enjoy!

DSC_0902

 

Recipe:
1 – 14 oz can of chickpeas
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
zest of 1 lime
juice of 1 lime

Rinse chickpeas.  Place all ingredients in a bowl.  Mix to combine.  Place seasoned chickpeas on a baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

Enjoy!

Caroline