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bowl of Southwest Chickpea Salad
Time to make
Time to make:
5 minutes

Southwest Chickpea Salad

Recipe Type

A taste of the southwest for your summer gatherings.



  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed or 1 (15-ounce) can corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 2 medium avocados, diced
  • 1 (2.25-ounce) can sliced olives, drained


  • Juice of one lime
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled, for garnish (optional)


In a large bowl, combine black beans, chickpeas, corn, tomatoes, avocados and olives. In a small bowl, whisk the lime juice, olive oil, cumin, chili powder, salt and cilantro. Add the dressing to the salad and toss until combined. Garnish with feta cheese.

Dietary and Nutrition


Chickpeas are a pulse food and are good for you. Reasons to eat pulses include: excellence source of fiber, good source of protein, low-fat, low-sodium, good source of iron, gluten free, cholesterol-free and more!

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Pulses: The Perfect Food, Healthy to Eat, Healthy to Grow; Peas-Lentils-Chickpeas (FN1508, Reviewed Oct. 2022)

Pulses, which include chickpeas/garbanzo beans, dry peas and lentils, are increasingly being recognized for their role in promoting good health.

On the Pulse of Healthful Eating Using More Pulse Foods In Your Diet (FN1714, Reviewed May 2019)

Pulses are a type of legume characterized by seeds that grow in pods. These ancient crops have been used in worldwide cuisine for thousands of years. Pulses include chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), lentils and dry peas.

This recipe was analyzed for nutrition using Food Processor SQL Nutrition and Fitness Software and tested in the kitchen.