Monday, November 28, 2011

Italian Parmesan Roasted Garbanzo Beans

Italian Parmesan Roasted Garbanzo Beans

This is such a yummy quick snack that is also healthy.
Great snack for the kids, for a party or to package up as a gift.

Here's how to make this tasty treat:
1 Can of Garbanzo Beans (Chick Pea's)
1 Tablespoon of Italian Powder Marinade Seasoning (or powdered dressing)
1 Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I've used regular too)
1 Tablespoon Parmesan Cheese (Optional)
Salt to taste
You'll need one can of Garbanzo Beans A.K.A. Chick Peas

Rinse your beans and lay them out on some paper towels and get them good and dry.  After drying mine off, I left them on a dry paper towel while the oven heated up to 400 degrees.
Now you need 1 Tablespoon of seasoning..this is where you can really spice it up and make it your own.  
The key is to use a powder flavoring such as: BBQ Dry Rub, Powdered Marinade (comes in lots of flavors), Powdered Salad Dressing Flavors such as Ranch or Italian.

I used what I had in the cupboard...Italian Marinade Seasoning.

Toss beans with 1 Tablespoon of EVOO and 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
 A dash or two of salt

Now spread them out on a baking sheet.
I covered my baking sheet with foil for easy clean up :)
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 35-40 minutes..or until crunchy.
 Making sure to toss half way through.

If you choose to add the Parmesan Cheese (which I highly recommend), add the cheese during the tossing process half way through the cooking time.

What you are left with are these yummy crunchy Italian Parmesan Roasted Garbanzo Beans!

These were kid tested...Mother approved!
You can get super creative with the seasoning and this is a very cost effective snack, I'd say it cost around $1 total to make :)

Have a great day!!


  1. yum! These sound totally delicious!! Definitely going to be giving these a try- thanks for sharing! I'm visiting from the TT&J party.

  2. Thank you!! They are very yummy ;) I'm going to post a sweet version of this recipe soon!

  3. I'm having guests for dinner tonight and think I'll try these as an 'appetizer'! They will LOVE them, I'm sure. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Great idea! I made them again the other day but with cinnamon and sugar..really good :) I think your options are endless, and I'm really having fun trying out different flavors! Have a great dinner :)

  5. That looks delicious. I will definitely try cooking it myself for my kids If they like, the garbanzo beans will become our favourite snack. Thanks for sharing!


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