• November 23, 2015

    Roasted Spiced Chickpeas

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    When people show up for dinner, it’s nice to have something out to munch on, so that you can sit down and enjoy a drink with your friends and take the edge off of everyone’s hunger.

    You can make everyone feel warm and welcome and a little bit fed before you have to hunker down in the kitchen to finish making the meal.

    I find the appy can be the hardest thing to plan, however. I always want something that complements the rest of the menu, but for me it is usually an afterthought, and a scramble.

    This is why I was excited to receive a shiny copy of Martha’s newest cookbook, Martha Stewart’s Appetizers, in the mail (along with some of her beautiful paddle boards for serving).

    It’s full of all the inspired bites, dips and spreads, casual nibbles, and fancy hors d’oeuvres you could hope for, all in one book.  I bookmarked a bajillion recipes the very first time I thumbed through, and I’ll be ordering several copies to give as Christmas gifts.  I don’t think anyone can have too much appetizer inspiration.

    These Roasted Spiced Chickpeas were the first recipe I tried.  I wanted something easy and light to start an Indian meal.  I loved that the recipe called for whole cumin seeds, which get toasty and delicious with this method of oven frying, and are addictive in their own right.

    Spiced Roasted Chickpeas | www.foodess.com

    The chickpeas were totally addictive, especially the crispy bits.  They packed quite a bit of heat, which made it funny to watch the toddlers who couldn’t stop eating although their tongues were on fire: One chickpea, one slug of milk, one chickpea, one slug of milk.

    Spiced Roasted Chickpeas | www.foodess.com

    Grab a copy before the holiday entertaining frenzy begins! I’m giving one away here.

    Giveaway CLOSED.


    Roasted Spiced Chickpeas

    Crispy oven-roasted chickpeas with cumin and chile - an easy, addictive appetizer. Plus a GIVEAWAY of the new Martha Stewart Appetizers cookbook! {CLOSED}
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 15 minutes
    Course: Appetizer
    Cuisine: Indian
    Servings: 6
    Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD


    • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 cans 15.5 ounces each chickpeas, drained, rinsed and patted dry
    • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
    • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
    • coarse salt


    • Preheat oven to 450ºF.  Pour oil on a rimmed baking sheet, and heat in oven until hot, about 3 minutes.
    • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss to combine chickpeas, cayenne, and cumin.  Season with salt.
    • Spread chickpea mixture in a single layer on hot baking sheet.  Bake until chickpeas are crisp, stirring halfway through, 10-12 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain and cool slightly before serving.
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    Hi, I'm Jennifer Pallian, BSc, RD. I studied cooking, baking and food chemistry in a university lab, have years of experience as a professional test kitchen recipe developer and providing technical baking support to bakeries and home bakers. Want to know why your bread didn't rise? I've got your back.I now work full-time as a blogger, putting the years of science and baking to work right here. On Foodess, I share the best recipes in my arsenal - tested-till-PERFECT recipes for cozy baking, easy recipes for weeknight meals and delicious globally-inspired comfort food, plus lots of science-based cooking and baking tips. Welcome!

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