Appetizing spicy roasted chickpea salad

Have you ever tried roasted chickpeas? If you have not you are definitely missing. It is so crunchy and tastes satisfying. Eat them as a snack or as salad topping are the best way to enjoy chickpeas.

Ingredients

6 packed cups of greens of choice

1 large avocado, sliced and drizzled with fresh lemon juice

2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

2 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil

1 medium red onion, sliced thinly

1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives

1/3 cup crumbled Feta cheese

4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped

2 (15 oz) chickpeas cans, drained and rinsed well, allow to air dry a bit

2 tsp chili powder

2 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp garlic salt

1/4 tsp pepper

ROASTED CHICKPEAS

To Make The Dressing;

1 large fresh lemon, juiced

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp dried oregano

2 cloves fresh garlic, minced

Sea salt and pepper, to taste about 1/8 tsp each.

ROASTED CHICKPEAS

 

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 400 F /200 C, and line a large flat rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the chickpeas to the tray, and sprinkle with chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic salt, and pepper.

Drizzle with oil and toss well to get them all nicely coated. Arrange the chickpeas in a single layer and roast for 25-30 minutes, until dark golden brown and crispy, tossing once or twice to avoid burning during the roasting time.

ROASTED CHICKPEAS

Meanwhile, to a small jar, add all the dressing ingredients and shake vigorously to emulsify, or simply whisk dressing ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.

Place your choice of favorite greens into a large bowl and top neatly with crispy chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, onions, avocado, olives, feta, and hard-boiled eggs, or divide ingredients evenly between 4 separate serving bowls.

Drizzle, then gently toss your salad with the homemade dressing and enjoy.

appetizing spicy roasted chickpea salad

appetizing spicy roasted chickpea salad

appetizing spicy roasted chickpea salad