Loaded Salsa Recipe

Chances are, you’ve been introduced to chickpeas in some form – whether blended into creamy hummus, mashed into your favorite veggie burger, or even turned into flour to create the increasingly popular chickpea pasta.

It seems that chickpeas, also commonly known as garbanzo beans, are the chameleons of the culinary world, and, as such, you can easily incorporate them into any number of dishes. And why wouldn’t you? An excellent source of plant-based protein, chickpeas can also work wonders on your digestion, blood sugar, cholesterol levels, and bone health. The next time you’re craving chickpeas, check out this healthy recipe.

Loaded Salsa

Recipe by Jacki Mullinix
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This easy to make loaded salsa is both healthy and filling with chickpeas, black beans, corn, black olives, edamame, tomatoes, and more making up this delicious dip!


  • 1 can

    diced tomatoes and green chiles (Rotel)

  • 1 can

    black beans, drained

  • 1 can

    chickpeas, drained

  • ½ cup

    black olives, sliced

  • 1 cup

    frozen corn, thawed

  • ½ cup

    shelled edamame

  • 4

    green onions, sliced

  • ¼ cup

    extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 Tbsp.

    apple cider vinegar

  • 1 Tbsp.


  • 1 Tbsp.

    chili powder

  • 1 tsp.

    garlic powder

  • 1 tsp.

    onion powder

  • 1 tsp.

    dried oregano

  • ¼ tsp.

    crushed red pepper flakes

  • ½ Tbsp.

    kosher salt

  • ½ tsp.

    black pepper


  • Combine all ingredients and add additional salt and pepper to taste.

  • Refrigerate until ready to serve or serve immediately with Fritos or Tostitos Scoops. Enjoy!

    Jacki Mullinix with her loaded salsa

    “In the summer of 2020, I was pregnant with our daughter and constantly hungry. This recipe was a staple in our fridge; it’s so convenient, healthy, and filling! It’s now a hit at all of our backyard parties, family dinners, and football gatherings.” 

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