Weekend is here and it's time to leave our office stress away and focus on good times coming. Weekend calls for a party and no party is complete without some delicious snacks. If you are looking for a perfect weekend snack, here are 6 chickpea recipes to try.
After a long work week, we all wait for the weekend to relax and have some parties. And yes, no party is complete without some good. Not just parties but also get-togethers with family, friends and close relatives would require some delicious snacks, isn’t it? So, if you are confused about what to make for your weekend party, we have your back like always.
Hands down, chickpea snacks are not only delicious but also healthy options for a weekend party. Chickpeas are a fantastic option for snacking due to several reasons. They are packed with nutrients such as protein, dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. It is an excellent plant-based source of protein, which helps keep you feeling full and satisfied. Best part? Chickpeas can be prepared in various ways, making them a versatile ingredient for snacking.
Here are six chickpea snack ideas that you can consider for your parties. Have a look:
Made up of basic ingredients, this snack is very easy to make. All you need to do is toss cooked chickpeas with olive oil and your favorite seasonings like paprika, cumin, garlic powder. Then, roast them in the oven until crispy. They make a crunchy and flavorful snack.
Hummus is a classic example of what happens when health and taste meet. For your weekend party, you can serve a variety of hummus flavors like classic, roasted red pepper, garlic, etc. with an assortment of dippables like pita bread, veggie sticks and even whole-grain crackers.
Simple and classic bruschetta now has the chickpea touch. To make this snack, just top toasted baguette slices with a mixture of mashed chickpeas, diced tomatoes, red onion, fresh basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a touch of salt and pepper.
Fritters can never disappoint you, no matter what the occasion is. For easy and quick chickpea fritters, blend chickpeas with herbs, spices, and a binder such as egg or flax egg. Then, shape them into small patties, and then fry or bake until golden brown. Serve with a yogurt-based dipping sauce and enjoy.
Creating a refreshing chickpea is never a bad idea. To make this healthy and delicious chickpea salad, mix cooked chickpeas with diced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion, fresh herbs such as parsley or cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt.
Chickpea and Avocado Salsa
Chickpeas are quite versatile and when mixed with avocado and veggies, it makes for a scrumptious snack. All you need to do is mix chickpeas with diced avocado, corn kernels, red onion, cilantro and lime juice. Add a touch of chili powder for a zesty and creamy salsa.