Monday, June 3, 2013

Add A Bit of Spice to Your Life !.....Sriracha Spiked Roasted Chickpea Snacks

Great snack to munch on!  If you know me, I put sriracha on everything, and I mean Everything.  I honestly don't think my taste buds can feel spiciness.  I thought that I would combine two of my favorite ingredients for a healthy snack.  The best part is, this literally costs about $1 for 4 servings.  I mean, you can't do much better than that!

If you don't have Sriracha at home, try using another one of your hot sauces.  Though, trust me when I say, you will not be sorry if you pick up this rooster sauce next time you are at the grocery store.  A helpful hint for those of you whom have never bought this before:  You can usually find the bottles in the "ethnic" aisle and have a green top or spout.

Sriracha Spiked Roasted Chickpea Snacks

There are a few reasons why I am such of fan of the almighty chickpea.  For one, it is ever so versatile.  You can make hummus or falafel or include it is salads or stews.  The flavor is pretty mild, so it is easy to manipulate.
Also, these little guys are rich in fiber and protein.  This will enable you to curb your hunger, while at the same time getting your nutrients.  A perfect reason why this quick and healthy snack is great to have.

1 can Chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
1 tbsp sriracha
1 tsp lemon juice
pink salt
1 tsp garlic powder
cayenne or paprika to taste

Preheat oven to 400.  Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and adjust seasoning to taste.  Note: the sriracha will soak into the chickpea, so you may need to add more after it has been roasting for 10-15 minutes.  Place on parchment paper and roast for 35 minutes.  Be sure to stir around a few times and to check on their crunchiness.
Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!

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