I absolutely love creating beautiful food. Not everyone eats with their eyes first, but I absolutely do. Good tasting food is a must, but beautifully presented good tasting food is something magical.
Even something as simple as chickpeas and a few spices can be stunning.
Simplicity is great, isn't it?
Za'atar is one of those spices that you didn't know you can't live without until you actually have it in your pantry. It adds so many layers of flavors in one easy to use blend. I love pairing za'atar with smokey cumin, roasted with chickpeas it is very reminiscent of falafel with half the work of actually making falafel.
As of late, roasted chickpeas have been my go to for quick and easy lunches + dinner throughout the week. They are amazing in a wrap with a bit of fresh greens, pickled vegetables + tomatoes, tossed over a salad or slightly crushed and served on a few crackers as a quick snack.
Another pantry item that I've fallen in love with and now is always a must: really REALLY good sea salt.
For me, salt elevates any dish from good to amazing with just a sprinkle.
These chickpeas are stunning, quick, easy to make and taste amazing.
I promise you, they will not disappoint.
Za'atar Roasted Chickpeas
you will need:
15 oz can drained // 2 cups chickpeas
2 tsp za' atar
1 tbsp canola oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp liquid sweetener // maple syrup, honey, agave, coconut nectar
pre heat oven 375 degrees // 20-25 minutes
Combine all ingredients on a rimmed baking sheet and toss to coat chickpeas.
Bake in preheat oven 20-25 minutes, tossing//turning at the 10 minute mark.
Remove from oven- enjoy warm, at room temp or cold.
Will keep in an airtight container for up to a week.
Recipe easily doubled.