Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted for 25-30 minutes at a temperature of 375 degrees, the chickpea flavor intensifies.  The nutty, savory flavors are noticeably richer and deeper.  And, the caramelization that occurs with roasted vegetables add another layer of rich, savory goodness.

We roasted a second batch for 45-50 minutes.  As you would expect, even more moisture is extracted.  The chickpeas take on even more nut-like characteristics.  The texture is reminiscent of a soft roasted chestnut and the flavor bares some similarity to a boiled peanut without the added salt.  However, none of the unpleasantly gritty texture is present and the taste is far superior.  We added nothing to our roasted chickpeas.  We ate them warm right out of the shells.  Tasty and nutritious, what a perfect snack!

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