Chickpeas have a deliciously mild, nutty flavour, and I wanted to honour that with this recipe. For this reason, I’ve just stuck to good, simple ingredients to bring out that natural flavour. There’s a whole array of different ways to season and flavour these crispy chickpeas, but it’s always good to start simple…
Good quality chickpeas. For the best texture and flavour, choose a good quality brand of chickpeas. I opted for Bold Bean Co. queen chickpeas because I just love how big and juicy they are, but there’s plenty of other great brands out there too. I also adore Bold Bean Co’s organic chickpeas for great taste.
Salt. As always, seasoning is key. My recommendation is to go for a good quality flaked sea salt. Its much better for you than table salt, and definitely brings out the best flavour. Pink Himalayan Salt is also great, just be mindful of the quantities as flaked is bigger than fine pink to adjust to taste. A sprinkling of cracked black pepper never goes amiss either.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Definitely don’t skip out on this ingredient. Olive oil is a fantastic source of healthy fats, as well as having a wonderfully rich, fruity flavour.