A Family That Eats Together: Rosemary and Garlic Chickpea Poppers
June 25, 2012Posted by pamela |
Marin Mommies presents this week's guest recipe from Nicole Cibellis, Marin mom and author of the blog A Family that Eats Together, where she shares meal plans and recipes that will please foodies and children alike. Nicole is also the creator of the new Little Froglet line of children's activewear.
Nicole's meal plan for this week features chicken pot pie, orange and soy beef with peanut noodles, easy chicken cacciatore with red pepper sauce, coconut chicken curry, and Mexican tortilla casserole.
She also offers up this recipe for a delicious and healthy snack—perfect for summer munching.
How about this for a healthy and easy snack for the kids? Chickpea poppers! Katie Workman of The Mom 100 Cookbook has hit on a great idea. I think most of us parents are looking for healthy snacks and I just love this one. Even though I am not big on giving my son snacks, I think I will make a concession for this one. My son relishes savory foods and he gobbled this one right up.
Alternative ways to dress up the chickpeas are with chili powder and cumin or just plain with salt. I am sure many more options are out there. Why not try them for yourself?
Original recipe by Katie Workman.
Servings: 3-1/2 cups
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
- 2 cans (15 ounces each) chicken peas, rinsed and drained
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher or course salt, or more to taste
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
- ½ teaspoon minced garlic
- nonstick cooking spray or use a silpat mat if you have one
- Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Lightly spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or use a Silpat mat.
- Pat the chickpeas dry with a clean dishtowel or a few paper towels. Toss the chickpeas on the baking sheet with the olive oil, salt, rosemary and garlic.
- Bake the chickpeas until they have turned golden brown and shrink slightly, 30–35 minutes. They will harden slightly and crisp up as they cool, so do not overbake them or they will get too tough and hard. Taste for seasoning, adding more salt as necessary.
- Serve the chickpeas warm or at room temperature.