Tested till perfect Masala Snack Mix

Masala Snack Mix

Include these savoury bites to boost PMS-fighting nutrients while satisfying salty snack attacks. Look for roasted soybeans and sesame sticks in the grocery store's bulk aisle or local bulk food store.

By Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: May 2009

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  • Portion size 3 cups (750 mL)


  • 1 can 1canchickpeachickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupsesame sticksesame sticks
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupunsalted roasted cashewunsalted roasted cashews
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupunsalted roasted soybeans
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuppumpkin seedpumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspvegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspmild curry paste
  • 2 tsp 2tsplime juice
  • 1 tsp 1tspgaram masala
  • 1 pinch 1pinchsalt
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On foil-lined baking sheet, toast chickpeas in 400°F (200°C) oven, stirring once, until golden and crunchy, about 30 minutes. Let cool on sheet on rack for 5 minutes. 

Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine sesame sticks, cashews, soybeans and pumpkin seeds. Add chickpeas; toss.

In small bowl, whisk together oil, curry paste, lime juice, garam masala and salt ; add to chickpea mixture and toss to combine. Roast on same baking sheet in 350°F (180°C) oven until fragrant and golden, about 12 minutes. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.)

Nutritional Information Per 1 tbsp 15 mL:

cal 43 pro 2g total fat 3g sat. fat 0
carb 4g fibre 1g chol 0mg sodium 51mg

% RDI:

calcium 1 iron 3 folate 5
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