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.
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.
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
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Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Chickpeas
prep: 10 mins / cook: 30 mins / inactive: 0 mins / total: 40 mins / quantity: 2 Generous Snack Portions
- 1 x 400g can of chickpeas
- 1 tblsp olive oil
- 1 -2 cloves garlic – peeled and crushed
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme leaves – leaves only
- 2 tblsp vegan parmesan – grated
- Pinch each of salt and pepper
- Drain liquid from chickpeas and place between a few sheets of kitchen paper or a clean folded T-towel and leave for 10 minutes
- Heat oven to 200C Fan / 220C / 425F / Gas 7
- In a bowl, mix together the oil, garlic, herbs, parmesan, maca powder a few grinds of pepper and a large pinch of salt
- Stir in the chickpeas and mix until well combined
- Spread out onto a baking tray and roast for 30 minutes, giving the chickpeas a quick stir every 10 minutes
- Cool completely and store in an airtight container
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