Sunday, February 15, 2015

Roasted Peas....Heathy GF/DF Paleo Snack



"Roasted Green Peas" are a common snack food throughout most Southeast-Asian countries, and they are surprisingly easy to make (healthy too). They are so 'nutty' tasting, my children would not believe they were peas! Spicy, crunchy, and fun to munch on, these peas are similar to wasabi roasted peas, but with/ or without spices depending on your taste. As a bonus, they can be stored in a container for weeks without losing any of their flavor or crunchiness. And you do not need to use fresh peas - frozen work just fine. ENJOY!


Oven Roasted Peas




Recipe:

Ingredients:
  • one 16 ounce bag of frozen peas, thawed (Use a paper towel to gently pat them, ensuring they are as dry as possible.)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt 
  • any additional spices that you desire such as garlic salt, cumin or red pepper
Preparation:
  1. Place one of the racks in your oven just one above the middle rung.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.
  3. In a bowl, combine the peas, oil and salt and any additional seasoning you chose.
  4. Spread the pea mixture in a single layer on a cookie sheet.  Use the back of a spoon or your hand to pat them down.
  5. Bake them for about 40-45 minutes. Check on the peas every 10 minutes and give them a shake so that they all get roasted evenly.
  6. Every oven is different, therefore you may need to bake the peas for a longer or shorter time period depending on it.
  7. After 30 minutes, take one pea out. Cool it off and check if it has turned crunchy.
  8. Keep a watchful eye once you think they are almost done.
  9. Once you are satisfied with the result, take them out of the oven. Cool them in an air tight container and enjoy!
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This recipe was shared at: Allergy-Free WednesdaysFull Plate Thursday, 
Gluten Free Wednesdays, Fat TuesdaysReal Food Friday ,Gluten Free Fridays,Melt In Your Mouth Monday, Motivation MondayHearth and Soul,Weekend Retreat, Inspirational Monday

16 comments:

  1. This is a great recipe! I’d love it if you would share it on my new corn-free link party. http://www.creatingsilverlinings.com/corn-free-everyday-feb-15-2015/

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    1. Thanks Jillian! Will check out your "corn free" linky party. Great idea and good luck! Best,
      Phyllis

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  2. Great idea! I just love peas. Thanks.

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  3. Thank you for this recipe. One question.. after you take them out of oven, you put them hot into air tight container?

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    1. Let them cool first and then put in the airtight container; this will keep them fresh for a number of days. Thanks for visiting and enjoy the peas!

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  4. I have never thought to roast my own peas, but I used to thoroughly enjoy bhuja mix which has roast peas (and other tasty bits and pieces) - will definitely be making these for a tasty, crunchy snack! <3

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    1. Thanks Kyra and thanks for stopping by!
      Best,
      Phyllis

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    2. Thanks Kyra and thanks for stopping by!
      Best,
      Phyllis

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  5. I'm always looking for healthy snacks and these look great!!! Thanks for sharing them at Gluten Free Wednesdays :)

    -Cassidy

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  6. Thank you Cassidy and a special thanks for being one of the hosts of GF Wednesdays!
    Best,
    Phyllis

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  7. Thank you Cassidy and a special thanks for being one of the hosts of GF Wednesdays!
    Best,
    Phyllis

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  8. Looks delicious, I make roasted chickpeas however peas is wonderful to try. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning , tweeting and sharing in google plus.

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  9. This sounds great. I am always looking for healthy snacks that I can eat and this definitely sounds like one I can and would love. I saved this recipe and am definitely going to try it. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

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  10. Wow I have never tried roasted peas before, I'll have to give this a try!

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  11. Thanks Phyllis for reminding me about how great peas can be as a snack food, I always use organic peas and organic olive oil, both for taste and to assure my dish is free of chemical pesticides and has no genetically modified peas or oil. I use oregano fresh from my garden to add a delicious zip. I saw it at Real Food Fridays. Warm regards, Nancy A.

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