Garam Masala Roasted Chickpeas

 Garam masala roasted chickpeas, avocado, radishes, carrots, arugula, black forbidden rice with hummus.

Garam masala roasted chickpeas, avocado, radishes, carrots, arugula, black forbidden rice with hummus.

These one-bowl meals have been making me swoon lately. Especially since the weather has been 105 degrees out here in the Tri-Valley, it's easy to eat watermelon 24/7.  Luckily, this solves the problem when you come back from the pool and don't have much energy to cook an entire dinner. One-bowl meals are the perfect combination of complex carbohydrates, healthy fats and protein.

The garam masala roasted chickpeas add a unique flavor, and these can be used for tasty on-the-go snacks as well. You can purchase garam masala at your local Indian store.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cans of chickpeas
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp garam masala (or more, if desired)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Rinse and drain chickpeas. Using a paper towel or cloth, blot dry and remove outer skins
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle garam masala, coating evenly
  4. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Enjoy!