You know you have cooked something amazing when you literally think about eating it all day when you are at work, and you can't wait to go home not to see your boyfriend, or watch TV, but to eat that dish. However, I don't feel fully validated until other people try the dish and love it too. That is exactly what happened when I cooked this recipe from Kalyn's Kitchen. I really love cooking (and eating) foods with Greek flavors, and these Garlic Roasted Chickpeas were incredible!
What you need:
2 Cans of chickpeas
3/4 oz container of fresh mint
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Cloves of garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
1 Cup crumbled feta cheese
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
What to do:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Drain all the liquid from the chickpeas.
Combine olive oil, garlic, red peppers, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
Put chickpeas into baking dish, and stir in oil mixture.
Roast for 15-18 minutes.
While chickpeas are roasting, wash and chop the mint leaves.
Once chickpeas are hot and just starting to crisp, take them out of the oven.
Stir in the mint, feta, and lemon and serve hot.
There was nothing bad about this dish. The first thing I noticed was the nice bit of heat from the red pepper flakes. The mint was so refreshing and the lemon added the perfect amount of tang. I loved all the Greek flavors, and Ben even said it tasted like it could be right out of a Greek restaurant! Because there weren't many ingredients, each one stood out, I tasted all the individual flavors, but they all went well together too. The chickpeas had a nice, meaty, flavor, which were really hearty and filling. Oh wait, there was one bad thing, I didn't have enough!!
Are you going to try out this chickpea dish?
Bye from the Veggie Side!