Recently, I went out to lunch with a couple of girl friends to one of our favorite local joints, Electric Cheetah. Their menu is always changing so I was excited to their new salad, “Cilantro City USA”, featuring roasted spiced chick peas. Although I’ve read about this tasty ingredient in cooking magazines and online, I had never made them myself. The result: a fantastic, crunchy, salty, protein-packed addition to my salad.
In typical Liz fashion, I had to run home and see if I could make them myself. I did. They are fantastic. Do it.
Kid Friendly and packed with protein, roasted chick peas are the perfect complement to your salad or having standalone as a healthy snack.
Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
Dry chick peas with paper towel to remove any excess water from rinsing.
Coat chick peas evenly with olive oil, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper; spread out evenly on baking sheet.
Bake for 30-40 minutes or until crispy.