How about something as good as the Smoky Cajun Chickpeas?? This homemade finger foods Holiday Appetizers Recipes is easy to make and healthy to consume. It can be paired with a variety of other appetizers to keep friends and family coming back for more.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
- 1 (15.5 ounce) can chickpeas drained and rinsed
- 1 teaspoon grapeseed oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun Seasoning
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a sheet pan with aluminum foil. While the oven heats up, lay the chickpeas on the prepared sheet pan and cook for about 5 minutes or until dry but not too hot.
- Remove from the oven, place in a mixing bowl, and toss with grapeseed oil.
- Add the Cajun Seasoning, toss to coat, and lay out on the prepared sheet pan again.
- Return to oven and bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, or until the chickpeas are crisp but not burnt.
- 244 Calories (kcal)
- 4 Fat (g)
- 40 Carbohydrates (g)
- 9 Fiber (g)
- 2 Sugar (g)
- 12 Protein (g)
- 186 Sodium (mg)
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