If you are looking for a unique and flavorful side dish for just about any meat, this is it! I was never a garbanzo bean fan until I made this amazing, zesty, and impressive recipe!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

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  • In a bowl, toss the garbanzo beans together with the oil, sea salt, cumin, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Transfer to a shallow casserole dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven, stirring occasionally, until garbanzo beans are golden and crisp, approximately 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, stir in pistachios and thyme, and continue baking an additional 10 minutes, or until beans and pistachios are lightly crispy. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

563 calories; protein 17.7g; carbohydrates 58.8g; fat 30.6g; sodium 1223.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2008
I had to make a few changes to this recipe based on what I had in my kitchen. I used olive oil red pepper flakes and dried thyme as substitutes. I also added 1 tsp garlic powder. This tastes best after it has cooled. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/15/2007
I did not enjoy this recipe at all. The cooking time did not seem correct and the beans never got 'crispy'. The flavors of the seasonings were kind of lost. Nothing remarkable about this dish. Next time I have this many garbanzo beans I'll just make hummus. Read More
(4)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2004
This was outstanding. I reduced the amount of pistachio nuts(unsalted)to half a cup and put them in the food processor for a rough chop and flavor to go through the dish. I also reduced the salt to 1/2 teaspoon. I had the leftovers the next day they were great when cold too. Thanks Tensmom. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2008
I had to make a few changes to this recipe based on what I had in my kitchen. I used olive oil red pepper flakes and dried thyme as substitutes. I also added 1 tsp garlic powder. This tastes best after it has cooled. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2006
I made this without the pistachio nuts as a salad topper. The flavor was excellent without being too overpowering. I liked them salty. They'd make a great snack too. Thanks! There should be more recipes with garbanzo beans/ chick peas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2006
This was very good. It was simple and easy to make. It was on the salty side so I recommend reducing the salt used. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2017
Love this recipe... make it all the time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2007
So different and delicious! I halved the cayenne and cumin to make it a little less spicy but it still had heat. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/15/2007
I did not enjoy this recipe at all. The cooking time did not seem correct and the beans never got 'crispy'. The flavors of the seasonings were kind of lost. Nothing remarkable about this dish. Next time I have this many garbanzo beans I'll just make hummus. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2010
I thought that these were really interesting and I didn't think that I liked Garbanzo beans. Turns out they're pretty good cooked (vs. raw) and I liked the spice blend. Husband thought they were too salty so I'll try omitting that next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2013
Instead of cayenne pepper I used chipotle pepper seasoning and instead of fresh thyme I used the dried ground variety. These made a tasty snack Next time I will be inclined to find fresh thyme though! Read More
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