Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Toasty Chickpeas

I was toasting my chickpeas and was thinking I should run a series of posts dedicated to chickpeas. Then I realized that I don't have many ideas for chickpeas stored away in my head- at least not enough for a series. 

Emma, come back to earth. Rewind.

So I came back from our capping ceremony today...(only five-ish more months to go!) and I was absolutely starving. I started grazing....
Trader Joe's Candy Cane Joe Joe's are the kind of cookie that really bring out my mindless eating habits. So I started my lunch with two of those...but then I remembered that I should probably throw in some greens. I got a salad ready to go and remembered a quick trick that I saw on an on demand episode of Rachael Ray...and I'm bringin' it here:
Toasty Chickpeas
  • chickpeas
  • salt
  • paprika

Drain/Rinse/Pat dry the chickpeas...canned is fine, but 'fresh' taste so much better...
Heat up a heavy bottomed pan, and throw the chickpeas in. Dash in (?) some salt and paprika, and cook for 10 minutes on medium-high heat. Toss 'em around, and make sure they're good and crispy and browned up a bit. They're delicious on a salad , as a snack, etc. Yum. 

Wanna eat like me?
My salad:
-1.5 C spring mix
-1/4 C shredded carrots
-a bit of diced onion
-a quick shred of asiago cheese
-1/3 C of toasty chickpeas
-a tbsp of balsamic dressing

Enjoy...and if you leave a comment, leave me a reason as to why I should go to the gym tonight. I need good ones.


  1. So yea, I'm a few days late...but hopefully you made it to the gym! I love chickpeas in my salads too. They're so tasty and def give me my much needed protein. Hope you're having a Merry Christmas!

  2. Hey Emma, I wanted to stop by and leave a comment to say I still love reading your sweet blog. I recently ended my old blog (Every Life Has A Soundtrack) and began a new journey of "wife-hood" and learning and trying new things. Thought you might find it fun!

    And I love chick peas! :)


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