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Chickpea and Black Eyed Peas Salsa

This Chickpea and Black Eyed Peas Salsa is quick and easy to throw together and then you can serve it with your favorite tortilla chips after letting it marinate for some extra flavor.

Chickpea salsa is great for family parties, football games, or just anytime you want a healthy snack. I love to make a batch of salsa for the weekend for my husband and I to snack on. It is also a great snack to meal prep as the flavors get better the longer it sits!

chickpea and black eyed peas salsa

Ingredients for Chickpea and Black Eyed Peas Salsa

To make this quick and easy recipe you will need:

  • tomatoes
  • scallions
  • black olives
  • chickpeas- also known as garbanzo beans
  • black eyed peas
  • olive oil
  • white vinegar
  • garlic salt
  • black pepper

How to Make Chickpea and Black Eyed Peas Salsa

To start, chop the tomatoes, scallions and black olives. Add those to a large mixing bowl. Then, drain and rinse the chickpeas and black eyed peas and add to the mixing bowl. Next, add the olive oil, vinegar and seasoning and stir it together. Let it marinate and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Then, serve it with your favorite chips, add to a salad or even a sandwich!

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of chickpeas do I use for this recipe?

We used canned chickpeas since they are quick and easy to use for recipes like these. If you prefer fresh chickpeas you can cook dried chickpeas for this recipe. After cooking, let them cool before adding to the salsa.

I don’t like scallions, what else would you recommend?

In place of the scallions you could use a little sweet onion or red onion. Be sure not to use too much as they have a strong taste that will mask the flavors of the other ingredients.

I don’t have any vinegar on hand, what can I use instead?

Try lemon juice or lime juice if you don’t have any vinegar. The acid from these juices will work the same as the vinegar would.

chickpea and black eyed peas salsa

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If you love salsa as much as we do, here are more recipes for you: Tropical Salsa, Avocado Black Bean and Corn Salsa and Three Bean Salsa! Also, try these other delicious recipes: Easy Beer Cheese Fondue, Cranberry Goat Cheese Log, Cauliflower Pizza Crust, Black and Green Olive Tapenade, Homemade Pizza Dough, and Fried Plantains.

chickpea and black eyed peas salsa

Chickpea Salsa

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Chickpeas and Black Eyed Peas make this salsa extra delicious! Serve with your favorite chips.


  • 4 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 6 scallions, chopped
  • 1 can of chopped black olives (6-8 oz)
  • 1 can of chickpeas (15 oz)
  • 1 can of black eyed peas (15 oz)
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Chop your tomatoes and scallions.
  2. Drain and rinse your olives, chickpeas and black eyed peas.
  3. Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Stir well to combine.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to chill and let marinate before serving.
  5. Serve with your favorite chips.
  6. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  7. Enjoy!


Salsa should be marinated for some time before serving to increase flavor!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 229Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 545mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 6gSugar: 6gProtein: 6g

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