“Campfire” Chickpeas

We decided to take a quick mid-summer RV trip. That means it’s time to make some of my Campfire* Chickpeas. A foil pack is an easy way to jazz up canned garbanzo beans. It’s very simple and quick, perfect for a camping trip.

All you need is –

  • Heavy duty foil
  • A can of chickpeas
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Any other seasonings you might like – paprika anyone?

Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Put the chickpeas on a large piece of foil. Drizzle with olive oil, salt to taste. I added some red pepper flakes for a litttle heat. You could use some chili powder or curry powder. In the past I’ve also thrown in a couple of slices of lemon. Whatever sounds good and is available.

Fold the foil into a tight foil pack. Crimp the edges to keep the pack from bursting open as it heats up.

Place it on  hot grill for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and let cool. When you open the pack protect yourself from the escaping steam.

The cooked chickpeas are nicely browned and flavorful. The texture is drier and maybe a bit crunchy. It just adds an extra delicious dimension to that can of garbanzos.

For this batch, I sprinkled the chickpeas on a Greek salad. Delicious!


*Mid-Summer draught in South Texas means “No Campfires Allowed” and statewide burn bans. But I have to admit, we’re not big fans of campfires on our RV Trips. For many a campfire is SOP, but we seem to always be drenched in smoke after a campfire and it’s just not our cup o’tea.


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