Our chickpea Cheetos really quenched our junk food needs without causing too much damage to our healthy diets, so we got to thinking, what other chickpea flavors out there will make this pop-able snack even more irresistible. The answer? Cool Ranch Doritos.Another nod to our nostalgic need to relive our younger years when Doritos were a regular afterschool snack (cholesterol be damned), we had to figure out what exactly makes those crisp fried chips the perfect balance of tangy ranch, salt, and spice.
What we came up with is a blend of ranch dressing, Cheddar cheese, garlic, paprika, onion powder, and just a hint of turmeric. Tossed with our crunchy roasted chickpeas, this salty, tangy snack has just that boost of protein you need from your afternoon snack to tide you over until dinner.
Try this recipe that combines the tangy flavor of Cool Ranch Doritos with the much healthier roasted chickpea so you can snack on your favorite junk food without the guilt.
Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.