Who doesn’t love everything bagel seasoning. Trader Joe’s made this famous a few years back and I think everyone jumped on the bandwagon and started to consume this in masses. At first I would purchase this seasoning from Trader Joe’s but, as a chick in my early twenties trying to save some money anywhere I could, I started making this seasoning myself. At first I just used whatever Trader Joe’s had on their ingredients label. Year’s later I have my own twist on it, check out my Everything Bagel Seasoning here and see my twist.
Just like everyone else, I am trying to start this new year eating right. So, I decided to make my Everything Bagel Chickpeas. This super simple snack is so diverse. I use this on salads, on top of avocado toast, and even just to pop as I am watching re-runs of The Office. Apparently I am Pam Beasley.
Now, I know that many people hate on the sudden popularity of chickpeas but this is a people pleaser. Even my steak loving, burger eating, work outdoors, dad loves this as a snack. I challenge you to make this for a picky friend and see what they think. I am telling you even they will enjoy this. Try it with a dip or sauce. We have added this to pasta drizzled in olive oil and garlic. Yum.
I make this recipe at least once a month to switch up my salad toppings for lunches. It’s filling without the guilt. So then I can eat cookies after dinner! It’s balance, right? I’m more on the “New year, same me” mode. I can’t give up my sweets. I’ll just have to rotate this as one of my nightly snacks instead of always having sweets. Hmm, I wonder how sweet chickpeas would be? I’ll have to test that out…
From our kitchen to yours, cheers!
Everything Bagel Chickpeas
- 2 cans chickpeas or garbanzo beans
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 ½ tbsp everything bagel seasoning
- ¼ cup avocado or olive oil