Chick Pea Snack: Seasonal Chef Recipe


This legume is a powerhouse and perfect as a chick pea snack on the go. Start with  couple of cans, add some spice and let the oven do all the heavy lifting. In the end you have a delicious and nutritious chick pea snack. Click this link:  to read more about chick pea snacks.

Chick Pea Snack

Prep Time: 45 minutes


  • 2 cans of chick peas, rinsed well and drained
  • 2 tablespoons of canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite spice blend
  • 1-2 tablespoons of demerara (raw) sugar or honey, optional


  1. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with 2 paper towels and drop the chick peas down. With another towel roll them around to dry. If any of the skins pop off remove them as they will burn. Remove the paper towels and let the chick peas dry over night, or at least for a few hours.
  2. In a large bowl toss the chick peas with the oil and your spice. You need at least two tablespoons for two cans. Pre-blended mixes are the best, but let your imagination run wild.
  3. Add the sugar or honey of you want a little sweetness with your savory.
  4. Bake at 375 for 30-40 minutes, until crisp and dry. After 15 minutes take a look at the tray and give the pan a little shake to move them around.
  5. Cool and then place in a bowl, if they last that long!


I had great success using Spice Revolution’s “Japanese Seven Spice” with raw sugar, and their “Cinnamon Blend” with honey.


About Author

Seasonal Chef blogger Maria Reina comes to the world of food as a third career, spending a great portion of her adult life in the field of Human Resources. With her private company Bella Cucina Maria she is a personal chef, caterer and recreational cooking class teacher in Westchester. She's an avid food television watcher and cookbook collector, always looking for a new take on a traditional dish. In her free time she loves hanging out at local farmer's markets, chatting it up with the farmers and doing cooking demos with their seasonal ingredients. In addition to her blog, which is loaded with easy recipes, you can follow her on Facebook (Bella Cucina Maria), Twitter (Bellacucinam), Instagram (Bellacucinam) and Pinterest (Bellacucinam).

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