Crispy Chickpeas and Pumpkin Seeds with Lime

Crispy Chickpeas and Pumpkin Seeds with Lime

Fuel your next exercise bout or begin your post-exercise recovery with this tasty, healthy snack that is rich in fibre and a good source of protein. Canola oil's neutral taste lets the lively flavours of smoked paprika and lime step to the forefront. This crunchy snack is great tossed into green salads or soups too. Recipe courtesy of Canolainfo.org.   

  • Ingredients

    2 - 16 oz cans chickpeas, rinsed and well drained (2 - 455 mL)

    2 Tbsp canola oil (30 mL)

    2 tsp smoked paprika (10 mL)

    1 tsp cumin (5 mL)

    1 tsp garlic powder (5 mL)

    1/2 cup hulled pumpkin seeds (125 mL)

    grated zest from 1 medium lime (about 2 Tbsp/30 mL)

  • Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 425 °F (220 °C).

    2. In medium bowl, combine chickpeas, canola oil, paprika, cumin and garlic powder. Toss until well coated. Spread mixture on large baking sheet in single layer. Bake 30 minutes or until beginning to brown. Stir every 10 minutes.

    3. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds, stir and bake 5 minutes more or until chickpeas are crispy, being careful not to burn them.

    4. Remove from oven and toss with lime zest. Let stand on baking sheet 30 to 45 minutes for crisp texture and peak flavours. When completely cooled, store in airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Nutritional Analysis

Serving Size
1/3 cup (75 mL)
Servings
10
Calories
140
Total Fat
7 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Cholesterol
0 mg
Sodium
200 mg
Carbohydrates
14 g
Fiber
4 g
Sugars
2 g
Protein
6 g
Potassium
65 mg

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