Crispy Chickpeas and Pumpkin Seeds with Lime

Crispy Chickpeas and Pumpkin Seeds with LimeFuel your next exercise bout or begin your post-exercise recovery with this tasty, healthy snack that is rich in fiber and a good source of protein. Canola oil’s neutral taste lets the lively flavors of smoked paprika and lime step to the fore. This crunchy snack is great tossed into green salads or soups, too.

  • 2 cans (16 oz/455 mL) chickpeas, rinsed and well drained
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) cumin
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) hulled pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • Grated zest from 1 medium lime


Preheat oven to 425 °F (220 °C).

In medium bowl, combine chickpeas, canola oil, paprika, cumin and garlic powder. Toss until well coated. Spread mixture on large baking sheet in single layer. Bake 30 minutes or until beginning to brown. Stir every 10 minutes.

Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds, stir and bake 5 minutes more or until chickpeas are crispy, being careful not to burn them.

Remove from oven, toss with salt and lime zest. Let stand on baking sheet 30 to 45 minutes for crisp texture and peak flavors. When completely cooled, store in airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Yield: 10 servings. Serving Size: 1/3 cup (75 mL).

Per Serving  

Calories 140
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 320 mg
Carbohydrates 14 g
Fibre 4 g
Protein 6 g

Recipe courtesy of Canola Info.

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