Turmeric, Ginger & Garlic Roasted Chick Peas

This is a simple, yummy snack alternative.  The turmeric can help move your qi & blood and the ginger can warm and calm your belly.  Garlic boosts immunity and can strengthen the belly qi.


  • • 1 cup soaked Chick Peas (also called garbanzo beans) 
  • • 3 TBS Olive Oil
  • • 2-3 tsp dried Turmeric Powder ‘Jiang Huang’
  • • 1 tsp dried Ginger Powder ‘Gan Jiang’
  • • 1 tsp Curry
  • • 1 tsp Garlic Powder or fresh cloves of garlic ‘Da Suan’
  • • 1 tsp Salt


Preheat the over to 200 degrees. In a large bowl, mix the chick peas, olive oil and spices all together. Mix well! Spread out on a baking sheet and pop it in the oven. Roast for about an hour or until the chick peas shrink and get nice and crunchy. Be patient and allow them to cool before enjoying!

This tasty recipe has been brought to you by Elana Weisberg. Thank you for sharing this healthy snack!

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  1. I had no exposure to tumeric growing up. It is so fantastic for its anti inflamatory capabilities it would be nice to see it in many more mainline day to day recipes, rather than just ayurvedic recipes.

    Comment by Jodi Host — March 31, 2013 @ 12:50 pm

  2. I agree about tumeric. I have a new “go to” recipe if I want something simple yet tasty for family or friends. It is “Braised Chicken With Artichokes and Olives”. It is on Epicurious. And the recipe is by Rebecca Katz who has written a couple books on nutrition for cancer patients. Many times I have found her recipes to be very involved, but this one is simple and yet delicious!

    Comment by Cynthia Lester — April 9, 2013 @ 11:14 pm

  3. Rebecca Katz also has a pilaf recipe on Epicurious called “Brown Rice Pilaf with Saffron and Ginger. I haven’t yet made this, but it sounds delicious. Both of these are from her new cookbook “The Longevity Kitchen. She also has some interesting information about saffron at the top of the page (like the Austrians went to war over saffron in the Dark Ages.

    Comment by Cynthia Lester — April 9, 2013 @ 11:31 pm

  4. These are also really good in salads!

    Comment by Suzie L — April 14, 2013 @ 2:38 pm

  5. Jiang Huang is a “rock star” medicinal-culinary herb extraordinare. I am making this for our family tonight. My God Sister (who is visiting now) suggested that her Mom and I have it with lemon juice as a systemic support, on a daily basis. We’ve been enjoying that.

    So making it this evening, as a part of our meal will broaden how we can have it medicinally also.

    Comment by Robi — April 19, 2013 @ 4:52 pm

  6. I just bought a huge jar of tumeric and was looking for recipes to use it in. One of my favorite snacks is spiced chickpeas. This is a nice change and I’m looking forward to trying this.

    Comment by Lisa Polson — August 16, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

  7. This seems like a fun and quick, turmeric/ginger fix! I might try this.

    Comment by Ethan Ramirez — April 9, 2017 @ 1:49 pm

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