August 17, 2014

Can you believe it is back to school time already? It seems like only yesterday I was wrapping up the school year (in May). Little did I know that instead of heading back to school, I’d be taking on a new job completely instead of setting up my classrooms and making lesson plans! So, today’s Sunday Supper is all about back to school, and I’m contributing some parmesan garlic oven roasted chickpeas for the occasion!

Parmesan Garlic Oven Roasted Chickpeas

Even thought I am NOT heading back to school, that doesn’t mean I don’t want to think about it. I have such fond memories of getting ready for school to begin when I was a kid. Can you say: back to school shopping? I love love loved it. There was something so thrilling about buying a few new outfits to wear on those first days of school…not to mention all of the supplies! What in the world is it about a fresh pack of pens, pencils, markers, and the like? The fresh notebooks, the new binders and dividers, the new PLANNER? I’ll be honest: I still love my physical planner in my adult days. I even have to resist the urge to raid the school supply section in Target when all of the items are put on display. Give me Post-It notes! Give me Sharpie markers! I want allllll the things.

parmesan garlic oven roasted chickpeas

But – on to the main point of today – some food! I thought I’d whip up an oh so yummy back to school snack for today’s Sunday Supper. I have been dying to try out some oven roasted chickpeas, and I knew they would make a perfect dish for an afternoon bite. And I have to say – I was oh so right about them. I am not sure how it has taken me so long to become addicted to this snack, but it’s official: I’m hooked. These parmesan garlic oven roasted chickpeas are crunchy, warm, and add a punch of protein. Instead of snacking on crackers or chips, these are a great (and flavorful) replacement. Justin and I devoured my first batch in record speed. I now see many many more batches in our future. I even have Justin ringing in on this notion – he and I are brainstorming new flavor combinations we’d like to try. It’s going to happen.

So – do you have any other after school/afternoon snacks you love to make?

parmesan garlic oven roasted chickpeas

Parmesan Garlic Oven Roasted Chickpeas for #SundaySupper

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 1/2 oz) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Rinse and drain the can of chickpeas, then remove the skins. To remove the skin, pinch a chickpea between your thumb and index finger. The skin should slide off. Discard the chickpea skins, and add the chickpeas into a bowl.
  3. Toss the chickpeas in olive oil. grated parmesan, garlic salt, and pepper until they are fully coated.
  4. Line a baking sheet/tray with parchment paper and pour the chickpeas in a single layer on top.
  5. Bake the chickpeas for 35-40 minutes until golden and crispy, shaking the tray halfway through to toss them. Enjoy!
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Make sure you check out all of the amazing back to school offerings for Sunday Supper!

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