Crunchy Chickpeas With Turmeric, Ginger and Pepper
Roasted chickpeas are tossed in an addictive spice combination of turmeric, ginger and black pepper. The beans are dry-roasted and then tossed in the spice-infused oil to ensure they get ample coverage. Eat these on their own as a snack or use as a topping for savory yogurt or a curry. You may want to make a double batch — they’ll go quickly.
- Serves: 1 person
- 1(15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and patted very dry
- 2tablespoons olive oil
- 1teaspoon turmeric
- 1teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Kosher salt
Step 1Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spread the chickpeas out evenly on a sheet pan and roast until crisp and golden in spots, shaking the pan occasionally, about 20 to 25 minutes. Turn off the oven and let the chickpeas hang out for another 10 to 15 minutes, checking in occasionally to make sure they do not burn. This will help keep them crunchy for an extended period of time.
Step 2In a 10-inch skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the turmeric, ginger and black pepper, and stir frequently until the mixture is fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the chickpeas and toss to coat in the spiced oil. Season well with salt and serve warm. Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to a week.