Pimenton Roasted Chickpeas

From Whole Foods Market


Serves 24

The salty, naturally creamy flavor of these addictive snacks is wonderful served with beer or sparkling wine. They also make a good substitute for croutons on a salad. Ingredients with an asterisk (*) are available as Whole Foods Market Brands.


2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil*
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 1/4 teaspoons pimentón (smoked paprika)
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne



Preheat oven to 425°F. In a large bowl, gently toss together all ingredients. Transfer to a large rimmed baking sheet and spread out in a single layer. Bake, tossing occasionally, until dry and crisp, about 40 minutes. Cool slightly, and then serve in mini cupcake liners or little cups or dishes, allowing about 2 tablespoons per serving. They’re best freshly made, but save any leftovers for incorporating into a meal!