Shelli McConnell graduated with a bachelor of science in consumer food science and a minor in journalism from Iowa State University. She began her career as a home economist in the Better Homes & Gardens test kitchen before moving into an editorial position within DotDash Meredith. She has since freelanced for 25 years and has served as an editorial project manager for many books and magazines, including three editions of the Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book. She has also developed thousands of recipes for publications including Forks Over Knives magazine; Eat This, Not That!; Diabetic Living; Better Homes & Gardens; The Magnolia Journal; and more. McConnell loves to entertain and inspire, so when she’s not in her office, she’s usually in her kitchen. Find her on LinkedIn.see more from this author
I followed the suggestions mentioned in comments: adding cumin, salt, onion powder and chili powder. I also used Rotel. I placed ours in air fryer on roast setting for 7 minutes. So yummy!
I used this as more of an inspiration recipe. I swapped out the salsa for a can of Ro-Tel tomatoes with green chilies, omitted the green olives (gross) and added 1 tsp each of cumin and chili powder. Also salt. I topped with sour cream because I’m not vegan but I think adding some vegan cheese, sour cream or avocado would be good. I’ll make this again and keep doctoring it.
In all fairness, I didn’t use olives so they might have made a difference. The basic ingredients are great; but it needs some seasonings…such as cumin, chili powder, perhaps a little nutritional yeast. Looking forward to seeing what others recommend.