Posted by: bemyduende | 03/24/2009

Taste 8: Garbanzo Beans – 味覚 8:ヒヨコマメ

As I get older I realize that finding alternatives to your “guilty pleasures” is an essential practice for living a healthier, longer life especially when talking about food. So for me, finding something that could replace my occasional binge of hot cheetos, was a necessary starting point. I’m not quite sure where I inherited this “recipe” (perhaps from my sister?) but they are super easy and yummy!


What you need:
A can of garbanzo beans (as known as chickpeas)
Olive oil
A sieve
A dark roasting pan
An oven

What you do:
Pre-heat oven at 450 F.
Drain the garbanzo beans in the sieve and rinse.
Pat dry with a paper towel.
Put the beans in the roasting pan in a single layer.
Drizzle with olive oil (make sure you don’t drench them! – like I have done).
Cook for 30-40 minutes (make sure you don’t burn them – like I have done).
Salt to taste

Viola.  Such a delicious snack.


Although it’s a fairly healthy snack,  it’s recommended that you eat them with a friend as it’s just as easy to eat a whole can by yourself as it is to eat a whole bag of cheetos. : )

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  1. Oh, yum. I forgot about these guys. I should make ’em again soon.

  2. Remember we said we were going to stop saying, “I should…” So you mean… “I’m going to make these again soon!” 😉

  3. I WILL make these again soon! It’s a really great recipe. Cheap, easy, healthier, yum.

  4. I have half a can of garbanzo beans opened and ready to go…

    I made this again last night:
    Lunchtime Bento, 2-19-2008


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