Sweet & salty crunchy roasted chickpeas

It’s no secret that I love to eat and am pretty much always hungry. So my main obsession at the moment is having healthy snacks readily available.

This week I tried these roasted chickpeas, the recipe is delightfully simple:

– drain a can of chickpeas and place them baking tray on top of grease proof paper

– roast in the oven on 190 degrees for 30-45 minutes until a darker brown and feel crunchy

– tip into a bowl and mix with a generous pinch of cayenne pepper, teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of sugar

They are ready! They’re nice to eat warm or you could keep them in an airtight container for a few days.

The verdict: a tasty snack, kind of similar to popcorn and easy to make.

Really easy hummus

hummus

This is a recipe I got from my aunt and is so easy I wanted to share it. (you need a blender for this to be easy, otherwise it’s actually not easy at all.)

So, here’s the ingredients you need:
– a tin of chickpeas with half of the water they come in
– a large clove of garlic
– the juice of half a lemon
– salt & pepper
– a tablespoon of your preferred herb (parsley is probably best, but I didn’t have any so I used mint)
– a teaspoon of ground cumin
– a pinch of dried chilli (optional)

Put the ingredients together and blend. If your mix is a bit stodgy, add a little water or olive oil to loosen it up.

Once you are happy with the consistency, serve. (it’s as easy as that)

Enjoy!