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Càlia e Simenza – Chickpea & Pumpkin Seed Snack

Yields1 ServingPrep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins

We found this Italian snack whilst reading Andrea Camilleri's detective novels about detective Montalbano. Bellissimo!

Càlia e Simenza

 1x400g tin chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
 150g pumpkin seeds
 Olive oil
 Salt and Pepper
 Smoked paprika

Drain and rinse a tin of chickpeas and spread on some kitchen roll to dry out (takes about ten minutes).


Place chickpeas on a baking tray lined with baking parchment paper.


Drizzle over a good glug of olive oil, salt, pepper and a good few pinches of smoked paprika. Rub in with your hands to make sure that all chickpeas are coated.


Place in preheated oven (180 degrees celsius) for 25 minutes.


Place pumpkin seeds on a separate lined baking tray.


Add pumpkin seeds to oven and roast for 10 minutes.


Remove from oven. Mix both seeds in a bowl and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size Snacks for 5