It’s been a little while since I’ve done a quick and easy recipe, so thought it was about time.
Not only is this a quick and easy recipe, I’d also say it makes for a healthy snack and lasts for a good couple of weeks too (not that they last that long in this house)!
2 cups of peas, any – I’ve used petit pois this time
2 tbs olive oil
1 tsp garlic granules
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp chilli powder
salt & pepper – however much you would normally use to season
- Preheat oven to 160C/320F
- If using frozen peas, defrost (place peas in a colander and run under hot/warm water for a minute or so) dry peas as best you can and put to one side
- In a bowl, mix all other ingredients together
- Put peas into the bowl with the oil mix and toss until peas are coated with mixture
- Line a baking tray with baking paper (not sure if it matters what you line it with – baking paper is just what I have always used)
- Spread peas over baking paper and move them around until you are sure they are all in one single layer
- Bake for 40 minutes, give them a shake, bake for another 20 minutes. Let them cool for a couple of minutes then try some, if you’d rather they be cooked for longer – go ahead, just make sure you keep an eye on them
- You can either serve them straight away or let them cool completely then store them in a jar and snack on them when you want something tasty but won’t ruin your appetite
Keep them in your desk drawer at work for those desperate times, or at home for a light bite, these are also a great alternative to popcorn for movie snacking.
As you may have noticed in all of my blogs, there’s an ‘honesty’ moment. Today’s blog is no different.
I have written down a recipe for you, but honestly, I change what I put on these nearly every time! So don’t feel you have to stick to the recipe – add whatever the hell you want into your mix – they’ll taste great just the same. For instance, next time I’m thinking about trying a dusting of parmesan over the top.
Get creative and give these a go with your own style added! Don’t forget to let me know what you try on yours I’d love to know how they turn out! : )