Chickpeas quick snack with turmeric, red onion and red chilli flakes


Chickpeas quick snack with turmeric, red onion and red chilli flakes

Chickpeas quick snack with turmeric, red onion and red chilli flakes
Chickpeas quick snack with turmeric red onion and red chilli flakes

"Chickpeas make such a healthy, fiber, protein, zink packed snack and when it comes to spices, feel adventurous with curry powder, paprika, cumin or simple salt, garlic fresh or powder, anything you like, there are many posibilities and combos that you could try. I have mentioned a few here and a few more in the recipe note, just give it a go. Oh, one more thing, I actually just remembered I know someone that does not like the chickpeas texture, if you don’t, simply bake the chikpeas for about 35-45 minutes in a large tray shaking them every now and again. These are great too!! A great alternative if you do not mind and are a true chickpea lover, just like I am. Enjoy!"

NotesInstead of the chilli flakes you can add cayenne pepper if you wish spiciness to be more even. I prefer a little chilli flake or a seed - it’s nice to find that little chilli surprise, if you like that. If spicy isn’t your thing then add anything you might like such as paprika, zataar, harissa or any spices or herbs you may wish and like.

I do add bacon sometimes or chorizo chopped into small cubes and fried together with the onions. Absolutely yummy.

Serves4 people

Preparation Time5 min

Cooking Time10 min


  • 400 grams cooked chickpeas
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 tablespoon red chilli flakes
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch of turmeric
  • 1 pinch Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon tsp mixed seeds cumin, fenugreek and mustard
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  1. Chop the onion and place in a pan with the olive oil over medium fire. Add the seeds, salt and cook for 5 min or so until the onions are nice and soft.

  2. Add the chickpeas and the turmeric and continue cooking for another 3-4 mins stirring or tossing regularly.

  3. 3 Add the chilli flakes and toss for a further minute.

  4. Squeeze a dash of lemon and serve. Ta da!!

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