Finding alternatives for chips is often problematic for people living a low carb lifestyle. Some people crave sugar, but almost as many crave a salty, crunchy snack. Protein, fat and vegetables don’t lend themselves to salty and crunchy. I’ve recommended chicharonnes (pork skins) in the past, but this easy recipe for Low Carb Roasted Chickpeas is another alternative for those that just can’t handle the idea of pork skins. It’s really easy to make, but there is a new prepared convenience food currently in stores that is also great — Parmesan Crisps!
Recipe for Low Carb Roasted Chickpeas with herbs and Parmesan:
This is the recipe I used in the photo above. There is a plethora of different seasoning mixes to use with Roasted Chickpeas (just google Roasted Chickpeas), but the basic process is the same. Here is my recipe for a low carb version, followed by an infographic with a few more ideas.
makes 9 servings of 1/4 cup each
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp chile pepper spice (I used this Chipotle spice)
- 2 tsp mixed dried herbs (I used a mix of oregano, thyme & rosemary)
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 2 15-oz can of chickpeas, rinsed, drained, and patted dry
- 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
- In a large bowl, whisk together the first 5 ingredients (oil, Worcestershire, chile spice, herbs and garlic salt). Add the chickpeas and toss to coat. Spread out the mixture onto a baking sheet.
- Roast 15 minutes.
- Stir in cheese and roast 25 minutes more or until brown and crisp, stirring twice (beans may pop during roasting). Cool.
- To Store: Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months. To serve, preheat oven to 350 degrees and roast 5 minutes or until crisp
- 131 calories
- 8 g. fat
- 12 g. carbs
- 4 g. protein
Variations on the Seasoning mixes for Low Carb Roasted Chickpeas
The process for roasting chickpeas is pretty similar for all the various recipes. What changes is the seasoning mix you might choose. This link is a nice, clean infographic on how to make roasted chickpeas. using 5 different seasoning mixes. Not all are low carb, but they offer some other ideas. I like the idea of turmeric and
Also, here is a photo of the Parmesan Crisps I mentioned at the beginning of this post. These are a great and convenient low carb snack…. slow carb also!
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