Trying to eat healthy can be a challenge with all of the bad choices made available at your local grocery store or gas station. For your next road trip or hike, prepare some roasted garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas) for a tasty and nutritious snack. A one cup serving contains 12.5 grams of dietary fiber and 14.5 grams of protein. The perfect choice for vegans and vegetarians alike looking for extra protein in their diet. And, this recipe is very simple to follow!

2 cans canned garbanzo beans
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon curry powder (use curry paste if available)
1 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place garbanzo beans in a bowl and add olive oil, curry paste, and salt. Stir to evenly coat the garbanzo beans.

Put the coated garbanzo beans in a roasting pan or cookie sheet, making sure there is only a single layer. This ensures the finish product stays crunchy.

Bake for 25-30 minutes and sample a roasted bean from the middle of the pan. If the bean is still soft, add another 5 minutes to the cook time and check again. Repeat as necessary, I find large batches may take longer if the beans are too close together (especially when you double and triple the above recipe).

Store the finished roasted garbanzo beans in a mason jar and keep on the kitchen counter. They are beautiful to look at and won’t last long!

This recipe is very versatile. Replace the curry powder or paste with the following options:

Ranch Flavor
– 2 tablespoons ranch dressing flavor packet

Barbecue
– 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
– 1 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1 teaspoon brown sugar
– 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

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