Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

You can make these as spicy as you want, or bring the “kick” down a bit.  Either way, chickpeas can make a great snack!  They are high in fiber, potassium, and Vitamins C and B-6.  This is so easy to throw together, though it does take a little timeTry these out and let me know what you think!

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

  • Servings: ?
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 2 cans chickpeas, drained
  • 2 cap-fulls Olive oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Place the drained chickpeas on a paper towel lined cookie sheet and let them air dry for 10-15 minutes.
  • Mix chickpeas with olive oil and sea salt, then transfer to parchment lined cookie sheet. Place in oven for 25 minutes, being sure to shake pan/stir chickpeas every 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and mix roasted chickpeas with remaining ingredients.
  • Return coated chickpeas to oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove them, allow to cool, and enjoy!

 

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Spicy Black Bean & Butternut Squash Chili

This is such a flavor-packed recipe – it’s gluten free and vegan!  I know I don’t have many vegetarian or vegan recipes on the blog, so I’m trying to remedy that.  If you love a filling, spicy dish, this is for you!  Plus you can alter how spicy or mild it is to suit your taste.  It’s delish! I originally found this recipe from Baker by Nature, but I altered it to suit my tastes.

**This recipe makes about 8-10 servings, so I typically freeze about half of it.  However, if you don’t think you’ll use it/don’t want to freeze it, you may want to cut the recipe in half!**

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Spicy Black Bean & Butternut Squash Chili

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • Olive oil spray or 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 2 ½-3 cups butternut squash, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 4 tablespoons sriracha hot sauce (cut this in half if you want it less spicy)
  • 2 cups raw kale (thick ribs removed),chopped
  • 2 cans low sodium black beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1 can low sodium pinto beans, rinsed, drained
  • 2 ½-3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons salt (optional)
  • Avocado slices, for serving (optional)

Directions

  • Spray large pot with olive oil spray (or heat olive oil) over medium heat.
  • Add onions and sauté until tender and golden, about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook until garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute or so.
  • Add squash, stir, and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add in chili powder and cumin, stir; cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in sriracha, kale, beans, broth, tomatoes, and salt. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Ladle chili into bowls, top with avocado (if using) and serve.

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Hope you enjoy this yummy recipe!!

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