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Crispy Ranch Roasted Chickpeas

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Nothing satisfies the craving for something salty quite like a crispy snack bursting with flavor. Whether it’s movie time or a quick on the go snack, these crispy ranch roasted chickpeas calm a craving and also offer fiber and protein, helping to curb appetite as well. Start by heating the oven to 400 degrees.  While the oven heats, prep a baking pan with parchment paper and drain/rinse chickpeas. Dry the chickpeas on a few sheets of paper towel, paying special attention to completely dry them. Transfer back into a strainer and toss in olive oil. Using a strainer will allow any extra droplets of oil to be removed, keeping just the right amount on the chickpeas. You can also lightly spray chickpeas with olive oil spray. Add chickpeas to prepared baking sheet and roast for 25-30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to evenly roast.

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In the meantime, stir together the seasonings. Dried chives, dill, onion powder and garlic offer a ton of herb goodness for flavor surrounding each tiny chickpea. Toss warm chickpeas in seasoning and use to top salads instead of croutons, sprinkle on soup, or munch all by themselves instead of chips or popcorn. Now, turn on your favorite guilty pleasure and enjoy this guilt-free snack!

Crispy Ranch Roasted Chickpeas

5 minutes

30 minutes

35 minutes

Yield: approximately 2.5 cups

Crispy Ranch Roasted Chickpeas

Ingredients

  • 2 15 ounce cans chickpeas
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp drives chives
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. Rinse and drain chickpeas and paper towel to pat dry.
  2. Return chickpeas to strainer. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Pour chickpeas onto baking sheet and season with sea salt. Place in oven and roast for 25-30 minutes, stirring every five minutes.
  3. While chickpeas roast, stir together onion powder, garlic powder, chives, dill and sea salt in a small mixing bowl.
  4. Remove roasted chickpeas from oven and allow to cool slightly, 2 minutes. Pour chickpeas into bowl with seasoning and gently stir to coat. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.
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Oven Roasted Tomato and Ricotta Pita Pizza


Oven Roasted Tomato Pita Pizza

If you are like me and you live in an area of the country transitioning into fall and cooler weather, you may be looking for something to do with your final tomato harvest. This recipe is the perfect way to use the last of your tomatoes. You can ripen any green tomatoes in a paper bag for a about a week. That is exactly what I did with the rest of mine. Oven roasted tomatoes are an awesome way to condense all the great flavor of tomatoes and bring out the natural sugars by slow roasting them. Then you can freeze or can them and use them in pasta sauce or right on top of pizza like we are going to do today. Instead of using pizza sauce, we are going to top our tomato and ricotta pita pizzas with roasted balsamic tomatoes. So yummy!

Oven Roasted Tomato and Ricotta Pita Pizza

Serving Size: 2 pita pizzas

Oven Roasted Tomato and Ricotta Pita Pizza

Ingredients

  • FOR TOMATOES
  • 4 large tomatoes of your liking, sliced in half lengthwise (I used the Polish variety from my garden)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp chopped basil
  • FOR RICOTTA TOPPING
  • 1 c whole milk ricotta
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp basil, chopped and divided
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp chili flakes (optional)
  • 2 large pita breads

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, sea salt balsamic vinegar and tomatoes. Use hands to coat tomatoes with the mixture.
  3. Set tomatoes on baking sheet cut side up. drizzle with any leftover oil and vinegar from the bowl.
  4. Top with basil. Place in oven. Cook 1.5 hours until tomatoes shrivel and begin to brown around the edges.
  5. While tomatoes cook, prepare the ricotta topping by combining ricotta cheese, oregano, lemon zest, chili flakes and sea salt. refrigerate until tomatoes are ready.
  6. Remove tomatoes from oven and allow to cool at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  7. Spoon ricotta mixture onto pita bread.
  8. Top with tomatoes and place on baking sheet. Bake in oven for 15 minutes. Garnish with fresh basil.
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