Chili-Lime Roasted Garbanzo Beans

Savouring Saturday

I really love flavor!  As you saw in yesterday’s post, I am a huge believer in going big when it comes to spices and herbs.  These garbanzo beans are just that: big, bold flavor with the perfect snackable texture.  I honestly love to pound these with a dark beer or spicy wine, but they are amazing tossed into a salad for some protein and flavor on the go.  Make a big batch of these and store them in an airtight container, ready for snacking over the next couple of days.

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Chili-Lime Roasted Garbanzo Beans

2 can of garbanzo beans

2 tbls -1/4 cup of Pasolivo Basil Olive Oil (or regular olive oil)

4 limes, zested

juice of 2 of the limes

1/2-1 tsp of chili powder

1/2-1 tsp salt (remember, these need to be snackable 😉 )

1/4 tsp black pepper

Start by drying off the garbanzo beans…you do not want them to have any excess moisture.

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Toss in your seasonings with your patted dry garbanzo beans.  It may seem a bit cray-cray on the salt, but remember that you can always adjust.  I obviously like to snack on these cuties or toss them into a salad….both instances beg for a salty bite!roasted garbanzo beans_0002Remember to zest your limes before you juice them.  I almost exclusively prefer key limes to regular limes…partly because I am lazy and I love how much juice I get outta them compared to their larger counterparts.  It’s an anomaly for sure, but these bitty babies are loaded with juice!
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Nom nom.  Happy taste buds!