Garlicky Roasted Chickpeas with Feta and Mint Recipe

Garlicky Roasted Chickpeas with Feta and Mint Recipe
Garlicky Roasted Chickpeas with Feta and Mint
Garlicky Roasted Chickpeas with Feta and Mint
Garlicky Roasted Chickpeas with Feta and Mint

Garlicky roasted chickpeas with feta and mint - the perfect quick, healthy, vegetarian side. See the full post at http://www.katherinemartinelli.com/blog/2011/roasted-chickpeas-feta-mint-recipe/

Ingredients

  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • ¾ cup crumbled Feta
  • ½ cup chopped fresh mint
  • Lemon wedges

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375F/190C. Mix together the olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Put chickpeas into baking dish and toss with olive oil mixture until the chickpeas are well coated with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Put chickpeas in the oven and roast for 15 to 20 minutes, until chickpeas are slightly browned and barely beginning to crisp. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Transfer to a serving dish and stir in the feta and mint. Season with additional salt and pepper as needed. Serve with lemon wedges.

Garlic Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Garlic Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.