Warm avocado salad with spicy chorizo

Warm avocado salad with spicy chorizo

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(36 ratings)

Cook: 20 mins - 25 mins

Easy

Serves 4
An easy-to-make advocado salad for a main meal that's ready in 20 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal430
  • fat31g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre4g
  • protein12g
  • salt1.42g
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Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 small ciabatta, torn into small bite-pieces
  • 2 x 80g packs sliced chorizo
    Chorizo

    Chorizo

    chore-reeth-oh

    A coarsely textured spiced pork sausage widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. It is made…

  • 250g pack baby plum or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    Balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

    bal-sam-ick vin-ee-gah

    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

  • pinch sugar
    Sugar

    Sugar

    shuh-ga

    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 1 large, ripe avocado, halved, stoned and sliced
    Avocado

    Avocado

    av-oh-car-doh

    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 150g bag baby leaf and herb salad

Method

  1. Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Fry the ciabatta for 8-10 minutes, tossing occasionally, until starting to crisp and brown, then tip into a large salad bowl.

  2. Lay the chorizo in the pan and dry-fry for 2 minutes until it gives out a red oil. Toss in the tomatoes and cook over a high heat for 1-2 minutes until they start to soften. Drizzle over the vinegar, add the sugar and season well.

  3. MIX TOGETHER Gently toss the avocado, salad and remaining olive oil with the croutons. Spoon over the chorizo and tomatoes and drizzle with any pan juices. Serve immediately.

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Comments (35)

londonnay's picture
5

This salad is great. Easy to do, amazing to eat. Don't even consider if you should do it or not. Just do it!

allclare1's picture

Absolutely gorgeous. I used small cubes of chorizo which are more bite-sized than slices. Will be making this again very soon.

cookingkiwi's picture
5

Quick, easy and tasty. Will make again :)

dysphoria's picture
4

Dont eat bread, made a full salad and covered with chorizo and bacon pieces fried off with the chorizo - very tasty!

sascha's picture
5

Fantastic taste and so easy to make. I fried my ciabatta croutons after the chorizo in the fat that was left in the pan, which gave them more flavour and a cheerful colour. I also added a red pepper for crunch and another ingredient which I use often these days in salads; raw (yes raw), finally diced courgette!

katycooks's picture
4

Okay, admittedly I was only cooking for 1, but this only took 15 minutes! I threw the ciabatta and chorizo in together to fry. The bread soaked up loads of flavour from the chorizo but left me with no "pan juices". I got around that by adding a good splash of wine to the pan and finished cooking the tomatoes in that, so I had something to pour over the salad. Result? A seriously fast dish that was really tasty!

fidorka's picture
5

Just finished eating and oh my god, can I have some more! Bought ingrediences for two portions but my boyfriend could not make it tonight so i am having the rest in cold version tomorrow for lunch! Excellent combination, very nice taste.

minja81's picture

The best EVER! I keep on making it again and again!

carolly's picture

just had this for dinner and it was gorgeous - will definitely be making again - yum yum

tashax3's picture
5

An excellent salad.
I wasn't too sure about the avocado and chorizo together, but I tried it and I will definetly be making it again soon.
Absolutely delicious!

wes120280's picture
5

This was an absolutely delicious combination and so quick to prepare, Ideal for a starter or just a quick snack.

I made it as a starter for a dinner party and had compliments all round

loulabelle9's picture
5

Halved the recipe for 2 to have as a light supper, really tasty. Will make again.

mlumley's picture
5

A family favourite. Great success as a dinner party starter. I often add some roasted pine nuts to this salad.

stanwallace's picture
5

once you have put this together, you will just be amazed at the flavours. excellent!

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