Garlic Roasted Green Garbanzos, Crispy Version

A few months ago, we sampled some green garbanzo beans at Costco. My husband liked them, the baby liked them, so I bought a bag. It’s been sitting in our freezer since. We’ve made up one batch just plain, but I actually prefer the flavor of non-green garbanzos. So I set about finding a recipe to make them yummier to me.

A couple of years ago, I had some garlic roasted garbanzos at a friend’s house. I didn’t get the recipe from her, so I had to

Ready to go into the oven.

start with a Google search. I found two recipes to try, one for crispy garlic roasted garbanzos and one for not-crispy ones. I’ve made the crispy ones twice so far, and they’re a hit with the whole family (well, I’m not sure about my husband. The kids and I finish them before he has a chance to eat any).

The recipe:

Crispy Garlic Roasted Green Garbanzos

Modified from Ptitchef to use frozen green garbanzos

3 c frozen green garbanzos

1/4 c garbanzo/fava flour

1 t garlic powder (more to taste)

1/2 t salt

1/4 t ground pepper

Preheat over to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place frozen beans in a colander or fine mesh strainer and run under warm water to thaw. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients thoroughly. Shake the excess water from the beans and pour into the dry ingredients. Toss to coat completely. Arrange coated garbanzos on prepared baking sheet in a single layer and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 25-35 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until the beans are golden brown and crispy.

The finished beans

These are best enjoyed the same day as they’re baked. They don’t seem to retain their crispiness overnight.

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