Fast forward a year or so: by coincidence I came across a recipe for roasted chickpeas that call for 40-50 minutes roasting time. Now we are talking. My first few attempts were huge hits with my family, each batch was munched up within a very short time. The seasoning can be any combination of herbs and spices. For now, spicy is our favorite. A hearty combination of cumin, paprika and cayenne pepper. A no-guilt snack that munches away as quickly as crisps.
1 teaspoon ground sweet paprika
Preheat oven to 180C/375F.
Spread the cooked chickpeas on a kitchen or paper towel and pat dry.
Combine spices and salt in a small bowl. Coat chickpeas with olive oil, then sprinkle spice mix over them. Toss until evenly coated.
Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast for about 45 minutes, or until crunchy and no longer soft inside. Let cool. Ready to serve.