Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Chickpeas - salty, tasty, herby - the perfect snack from just a few simple ingredients | thecookandhim

Posted in Recipes on 30.09.2017

Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Chickpeas

prep: 10 mins / cook: 30 mins / inactive: 0 mins / total: 40 mins / quantity: 2 Generous Snack Portions Print recipe?

I don’t make these anywhere near as often as I like.  Because each time I make them I stand with my hand to my chest and swear on Queen and country that I won’t eat them all.  Fast forward 10 minutes and I’m licking the tray I cooked them on because there’s none left.  And Meg’s looking at me like but that was my tray to lick

And it’s a good job that they take 30 minutes to cook because if they took like 10 I’d be making them on a 10 minute rotation in the oven because they’re THAT FLIPPING GOOD.

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I was also asked the other day why I included maca in my Baked Acai & Strawberry Oats and the Sun Dried Tomato & Basil Hummus and very soon I’m going to write a post about why I try and include maca powder in my food somewhere every single day.  The very short version is I personally cannot recommend maca powder enough – it’s completely stopped those monthly mind numbing cramps.  Like STOP stopped.  Gone.  See ya.  All since taking maca powder on a largely daily basis.  I thought it might be coincidence till the 3 ladies I’d recommended maca to tried it with the exact same results!  One of them was even braver than me and tried not taking it for a month, just to see.  She said she won’t be doing that again!  Hurrah for maca!

Ok, enough superfood hurrahing .. you can of course make these without the maca (though apparently it also has some <ahem> libido benefits for any gentleman readers).  It’s not there for any taste reasons.

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You’ll want to give these a stir every 10 minutes for their 30 minute cooking time – bring the ones on the outer edge of the tray into the centre and push the ones that were in the middle of the tray out to the edge.  This helps with even cooking and makes sure all your chickpeas are crisp and golden

Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Chickpeas - salty, tasty, herby - the perfect snack from just a few simple ingredients | thecookandhim

Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Chickpeas

prep: 10 mins / cook: 30 mins / inactive: 0 mins / total: 40 mins / quantity: 2 Generous Snack Portions

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas (400g can)
  • 1 tblsp olive oil
  • 1 large (or 2 small) clove garlic – crushed
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tblsp parmesan – grated
  • 1 heaped tsp maca powder (see note)
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Drain liquid from chickpeas and place between a few sheets of kitchen paper or a clean folded T-towel and leave for 10 minutes
  2. Heat oven to 200C Fan / 220C / 425F / Gas 7
  3. In a bowl, mix together the oil, garlic, herbs, parmesan, maca powder a few grinds of pepper and a large pinch of salt
  4. Stir in the chickpeas and mix until well combined
  5. Spread out onto a baking tray and roast for 30 minutes, giving the chickpeas a quick stir every 10 minutes
  6. Cool completely and store in an airtight container

Notes

  • The maca is not essential for flavour in this recipe - it's purely optional if you want to include it for its health benefits
  • I've not put how many portions this makes because I don't want to limit anyone - I'm naturally greedy and could happily eat ALL of these to myself ... I probably shouldn't - I'll let you exercise your own self restraint!
  • Looking for more nibbly things?  Try these herb roasted cashews
Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Chickpeas

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