When trying to eat healthy , the only thing that i cannot cut from my diet is a snack while watching a movie or a sport event at home and my two favorites demons are nachos and dip and peanuts. Last week i posted a recipe for healthy nachos and salsa dip and this week i am trying to replace the peanut. Recently got addicted to pinterest as this site is a huge source of inspiration and i seen a few recipes of crispy chickpeas as an healthy snack alternative. I read a couples of recipes and decided to give it a go . When i opened my kitchen press to grab a tin of chickpeas i found a small bag of sunflower seeds and some pumpkin seeds so i thought it will not be a bad idea to add it to the recipe . For the seasoning , i used a bag of jamie oliver piri piri seasoning because it was on sale for 50 p and it sounded nice. As you can see on the picture the chickpeas have a dark color , it is not because they are burnt , it is because i used a different kind of chickpeas called kala chana which is a smaller version of ordinary chickpeas with a darker brown color but you can use any kind of chickpeas.
*1 tin of chickpeas
*1 cup of sunflower seeds
*3/4 cup of pumpkin seeds.
*1/2 bag of piri piri seasoning ( or any of your favorites flavors) or 2 tbsp.
1.Rinse the chickpeas and drain in a sieve overnight.
2.Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius.
3.In a bowl mix all the ingredients with a little bit of salt and place on a nonstick tray and cook for 25-30 min while steering occasionally.