Roasted Ceci Nuts
Low Calorie Recipe
Roasted Ceci Nuts make a great, healthful snack. Chickpeas are often used as an alternative protein product with vegetarians and vegans and is one of the plants with the highest amount of protein. Domestically, chickpeas can be sprouted all year round, within a few days, using a sprouter on a windowsill. Mature chickpeas can be eaten in salads, cooked in stews, ground into a flour called gram flour.
2 cups cooked or canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained (see note)
1 tablespoon olive oil
In a medium bowl, toss the chick-peas wit the oil to coat. Spread the chick-peas on a baking sheet and roast at 375-degrees for 40 minutes, or until brown and crisp.
Remove from the oven and sprinkle with salt to taste. Cool before turning into a bowl. Recipe makes two-cups.
Dried chick-peas that have been soaked and cooked seem better suited to roasting than canned chick-peas because they have absorbed less liquid and are firmer. They become drier and crisper during roasting.
Double or triple this recipe; these "nuts" make healthy snacks to have on hand. Re-crisp at 375-degrees for five minutes if the Roasted Ceci Nuts become soft.
Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Calories: 29; Fat: 0.8g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 2mg