Looking for a crunchy snack that's histamine safe? Here's an unbeatable chickpeas recipe for the win!
Instead of heading to a questionable restaurant and having symptoms by the time you say “check, please!”, play it safe and make your own low histamine chickpeas!
These low histamine chickpeas will satisfy your crispy crunchy cravings and only require a few minutes of prep time.
Let me give you the breakdown on these teeny tiny bad boys.
Are chickpeas high in histamine?
You’ll notice in this recipe that I aim to use dried chickpeas, rather than canned. The reason for using dried chickpeas is because they tend to contain less additives and preservatives that may set off a histamine reaction.
If you are comfortable with a particular chickpeas brand and can find an organic one that you’re sure is pretty clean, go for it and use two 15-oz cans in this recipe instead of the dried chickpeas below.
When it comes to my clients, I simply aim to make the safest recommendation. But, you will know your body and what it can tolerate best, so choose the option that’s safest for your histamine intolerance.
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Additionally, whether you’re using dried or canned chickpeas, it’s important to soak them for a minimum of 8 hours and up to 48 hours. This is because beans and legumes such as chickpeas contain high levels of phytic acid, which is able to act as an antinutrient in the body. By soaking the chickpeas, phytic acid is rendered inert, therefore boosting the health benefits of this recipe.
Be sure to soak the chickpeas in room temperature to slightly warm water, rather than cold water. Additionally, if you are soaking for a longer period of time, you’ll want to ensure you change the water every 6-8 hours to prevent microbial growths.
As you can see, making any recipe that requires chickpeas can be a long process from start to finish. But, on the bright side, the preparation for this process is minimal and typically takes just a few minutes.
So, here’s your recipe for crispy roasted low histamine chickpeas.
Crispy Roasted Low Histamine Chickpeas
Ingredients (makes 6 servings)
- ¾ cup dried chickpeas, soaked and cooked
- 2 tsp. sea salt
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- Olive oil, for drizzling
- Place rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F.
- Grease baking sheet with olive oil.
- Dry the chickpeas and toss with olive oil, salt and cumin until well coated.
- Bake for approximately 50 minutes or until crunchy, stirring halfway through.
- Leave a crunchy comment below to let me know how you liked them!
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Anita Tee, Nutritional Scientist