Sunday, March 4, 2012

Italian Spice Roasted Garbanzo Beans

This is what I use as my "croutons" for all of my salads!
Check out the Indian Spice version!

Italian Spice Roasted Garbanzo Beans
3 15 oz cans garbanzo beans
1 1/2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Add as much as you'd like of these. I tend to add a lot. For a lighter flavor, add less:
     Garlic powder
     Cayenne pepper
     Dried Oregano
     Dried Parsley
     Onion Powder

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Open the garbanzo beans, drain, and rinse under cold water. Dump onto a towel and dry off very well (if they're moist with water, they won't roast well).
4. In a bowl, mix the garbanzo beans and olive oil. Once mixed, sprinkle in all of the spices, as much as you'd like.  Mix & distribute to all the garbanzo beans. Put beans on rimmed baking sheet.
5. Bake for 30-40 minutes. The longer, the crunchier. If you like the outside crunchy & the center to be softer, only bake for 30 minutes.

The Final Product!

Feel free to eat as a snack like popcorn, add to your trail mixes, or top off your salads like I do as a healthy alternative to croutons!


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