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Garbanzo Bean Nuts

Garbanzo bean nuts are a healthy snack, and you can change them up by changing the spices.  I like to top my Butternut Squash Bisque with them.  Here’s a recipe to get you started.

photo by Doug Korody

Garbanzo bean nuts


  • 1 (15 oz.) can garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas), rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400º F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Once you have thoroughly rinsed and drained garbanzo beans, place them on a clean dish towel, wrap up the towel and rub them together to remove outer skins and to make sure they’re fully dry. Note: if they’re still wet, they won’t be as crispy.
  3. Transfer chickpeas to a large bowl and stir in olive oil, lime juice, curry powder, chili, powder, paprika and cayenne. Mix together so everything is coated.
  4. Pour chickpeas out into a single layer on lined baking sheet, then place in oven and bake for 40 minutes, or until crispy. Stirring once in a while.
  5. Remove from oven and season with salt. Let cool or serve immediately


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