When it comes to snacks, I am generally more of a sweets person than a savory person. I was never much of a potato chip eater, but one type of chip I couldn’t resist when I was growing up was salt and vinegar. Specifically- Salt and Vinegar Pringles. I can’t tell you the last time I had these chips, because I found an amazing alternative that is easy to make at home and also so much healthier. These Salt and Vinegar Chickpeas have everything you’d be looking for in a chip: the crunch and the saltiness, without the grease and the fat. They are made with just 4 ingredients: chickpeas, vinegar, olive oil, and sea salt. That’s a big change from my Salt and Vinegar Pringles- which have over twenty ingredients, including sugar, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, maltodextrin, and artificial colors and flavors. Yuck. I don’t know about you, but I would much rather eat the homemade, natural, salt and vinegar snack over the processed, store bought one. Added bonus: these have 7 grams of protein per serving! Give them a try and let me know what you think!
Note: I HIGHLY suggest turning on your range fan when you’re boiling the chickpeas. The vinegar smell can get VERY strong.
Active Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 cups vinegar
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
½ to ¾ teaspoons sea salt
Place chickpeas and vinegar in a small pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling for 30 seconds, remove from heat, cover, and allow chickpeas to soak in the vinegar for 25 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Drain chickpeas, discarding the vinegar. Turn chickpeas out onto the lined baking sheet and toss with olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt, to taste. Bake 20 minutes, then flip the chickpeas and bake 15 minutes more.
Nutrition Information per serving:
Calories: 139 Fat: 4g Carbs: 23g Protein: 7g Sodium: 980mg Sugar: 1g
*Nutrition information is based on the products I used personally in this recipe. Different products may yield slightly different information.