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Crispy chickpeas and pumpkin seeds with lime

Fuel your next workout or begin your post-exercise recovery with this tasty, healthy snack
Recipe and photo provided by CanolaInfo.org
 Two glass jars filled with crispy chickpeas, lime in background.
10 servings / 40 mins 

Prep 5  min / Cook 35  min 

Fuel your next exercise bout or begin your post-exercise recovery with this tasty, healthy snack that is rich in fiber and a good source of protein. Canola oil’s neutral taste lets the lively flavours of smoked paprika and lime step to the fore. This crunchy snack is great tossed into green salads or soups, too.

Ingredients
  • 2 cans (16 oz/455 mL) chickpeas, rinsed and well drained
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) canola oil
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) cumin
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) hulled pumpkin seeds
  • grated zest from 1 medium lime 
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 °F (220 °C).  
  2. In medium bowl, combine chickpeas, canola oil, paprika, cumin and garlic powder. Toss until well coated. Spread mixture on large baking sheet in single layer. Bake 30 minutes or until beginning to brown. Stir every 10 minutes.  
  3. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds, stir and bake 5 minutes more or until chickpeas are crispy, being careful not to burn them.  
  4. Remove from oven and toss with lime zest. Let stand on baking sheet 30 to 45 minutes for crisp texture and peak flavours. When completely cooled, store in airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. 
Nutritional info per serving :1/3 cup (75 mL) 
  • Calories140
  • Protein 6 g
  • Total Fat 7 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g        
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Carbohydrates 14 g
  • Fibre 4 g          
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Added sugar 0 g
  • Sodium 200 mg
  • Potassium 65 mg