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Roasted Wasabi Chickpeas

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Roasted Wasabi Chickpeas

Spicy, crispy perfection.

© 2008 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com, Inc.

These crisp, flavorful bites are a savory snack that everyone can enjoy. Dairy-free and vegan, these are easy to make and just take a little bit of time! Be sure to allow your chickpeas to cool entirely before covering, as this will result in rubbery-textured chickpeas.

Makes about 3 cups

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Ingredients:

  • 2 15-oz cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed well
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 2 T. wasabi powder
  • 2 T. mustard powder
  • 2 1/2 T. tahini
  • 1 t. cornstarch
  • 1/2 t. sugar
  • 1/4 t. onion powder
  • 1/4 t. garlic powder
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 1 1/2 t. salt, plus more for shaking

Preparation:

1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Lightly oil a large rimmed baking sheet and set aside.

2. Toss the chickpeas with the olive oil, spread them out evenly on the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 1 hour, or until the chickpeas are golden and crisp, stirring every 10-15 minutes to prevent them from burning. Remove the chickpeas from the oven and turn up the heat to 400 F.

3. Meanwhile, mix together the remaining ingredients until forming a paste. Mix the hot chickpeas with the paste, re-oil your baking sheet if necessary, and place the chickpeas back on the pan, returning them to the oven for about 30-35 minutes. Stir the chickpeas every 10 minutes to prevent burning, and remove when lightly golden and crisp. Salt immediately, and let the chickpeas cool completely before enjoying.

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 4 out of 5
Good, but needs adjustment, Member marian_cooks

After reading the other reviewer's comments, I did try thinning the paste before adding it to the chickpeas, and it worked just fine. I added 2 T. of rice vinegar and actually 1 T. more of wasabi to make them spicy. This recipe DEFINITELY needs the vinegar addition--Ashley, could you add it in? Other than that, it's a great snack!

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