Smoky Fried Chickpeas


This vegan and wheat-free recipe from Food 52 is a delicious and healthy snack.

Serves enough for 4

  • 2 large cans chickpeas
  • 1cup Olive Oil
  • 1tablespoon lemon zest, strips
  • 1tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 coarse salt to taste
  • 4pieces garlic, sliced
  1. Drain Chickpeas and set on paper towels over a colander to dry throughly (can be done 1 day in advance).
  2. Heat oil in large pan (preferably cast iron) to 355 or until oil makes bubbles around 1 chickpea.
  3. add lemon zest, thyme sprig, chickpeas in batches so pan doesn’t crowd fry about 5 minutes until crunchy color & changes.
  4. remove from oil, drain well over colander/sieve, add garlic, fry till golden.
  5. Toss with smoked paprika & salt, add more if necessary..serve warm.

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