BBQ Roasted Chickpeas Hawaiian Style

BBQ Roasted Chickpeas Hawaiian Style

BBQ roasted chickpeas are definitely becoming one of my go-to snack foods. If you’re looking for a healthy afternoon snack and you like chickpeas, this recipe is definitely for you.

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you probably know I was in Kauai for my birthday last month and I’m still not quite over Kauai. Even though a month has gone by, I’m still daydreaming about the Napali Coast, the natural sea pools and fresh coconut water.

Simple Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

I was sent home from the Napa conference at the Culinary Institute of America with a plethora of recipes. As I was paging through some materials from the Bean Institute and a couple of other bean associations, I came across a recipe similar to the one below – a chocolate cake based on chickpeas.

Rainbow Confetti Slaw

Rainbow Confetti Slaw

The Rainbow Confetti Slaw is so beautiful in color, almost too pretty to eat. It has deep purple hues from lightly-steamed red cabbage, red hues from vine tomatoes, granny-smith apple green, a deeper green from fresh basil, and golden brown from fresh chickpeas.

I like to make this salad often during the cooler months as insurance for staying healthy and getting in a variety of vitamins and minerals. Each color in the salad represents specific vitamins and minerals and as you can see it contains quite a spectrum.

In summertime, you can try pairing this side dish with some picnic or BBQ foods. It’s perfect for picnics or on-the-go because you don’t have to worry about it spoiling as it does not contain any dairy or cheese.