Crunchy Green Pea Snacks
OMG OMG OMG! Crunchy Green Pea Snacks for the WIN! Ok, the truth, I hated green pea until about 3 months ago. They were so gross how they popped in my mouth when I ate them and just ewwww! Then I was writing an article for another publication and they wanted me to talk about green peas so I had to do some research! I found out these little legumes (I didn’t even know they were legumes) were legit! Here are few reasons why we should eat more of them:
- Vitamin K
- plant protein
What the what? Who knew they packed such a punch in their little legume shells! I figured it was time to figure out how to eat them. Lucky me, Robin loves peas so I could come up with exciting ways to make them in some dishes. When visiting London last fall Robin had a dish with basmati and peas, I tasted it and did not hate it! Good start! I came home and replicated it with brown basmati, green peas, and tiny diced carrots. It is now a staple in our house. We eat it at least once a week and I make it into all kinds of crazy concoctions from tacos to salads. We love it!
That was a long way around to share this NEW Crunchy Green Pea Snacks Recipe with you! These are great little salty munchies that are perfect for that “I need salt” or “I need crunchy” moment in your day. They are a favorite treat in my house when we settle down for the totally useless TV at night. That includes DVR’ed episodes of House Hunters International and Hawaii Life! Ok, ok here it the recipe!
Let your imagination run wild with flavors of your choice. Customize them with mexican spices, asian curries, or even hot and spicy! These little health nuggets are perfect salty, crunchy snack to replace any junk food.
- 1 package frozen organic green peas
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp garlic salt
Preheat oven to 375° F. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper. Parchment will make them crispier.
Carefully dry you green peas with a paper towel or clean dish towel, careful not mash them.
Place green peas on the baking sheet in a pile. Add coconut oil and garlic salt. Carefully combine until well coated.
Bake for 30 minutes. At the halfway point stir carefully. Return to oven and continue cooking.
Peas should be about half golden brown and slightly green. Just like the photo. Let them cool and enjoy.
You may not have any left to store. If you do put them in an airtight container on the counter for up to 48 hours...they will not last that long!
This is the basic recipe. You can customize the flavors with wasabi, Italian spices, curry, Mexican or Asian flavors. Don't be afraid to experiment.
They make great croutons on a salad!