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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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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)

sylviamarkert's picture

Made this last night and it was super delicious. Added sprouts for a bit of crunch, nom nom.

kandi1's picture
5

We've made this several times over the summer - so quick and really tasty. Also works well with spicy Italian sausage.

jenz30's picture

This is seriously good. Try adding other cured meats into the mix too.

russellfranklin's picture

Whoah oh oh whoah oh, mysterious girl. This is in my top 5. The chorizo smacks you in the smacker and the avocado zings you in the zinger. Let me hear you say 'herb salad'.

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pestomash's picture
5

One of my favourites. Mouthwatering just thinking about it so will have to make it again very soon!

alicer90's picture
4

Yum! Tasty and speedy! Only reason I've given 4 not 5 stars is because I thought the avocado was a bit overwhelmed by the (yummy!) flavours of chorizo and balsamic and I couldn't really tell it was there. Maybe next time I will just put in extra! Great lunch though, try this.

miss_brightside's picture
5

Delicious combination of flavours - I omitted the sugar but it still tasted great! Even better that it was so easy to make, will definitely be trying this again.

sniamh's picture

Love this receipe. Made it for friends in record time after work and have also made it for family. Everybody loves it, highly recommend making it!

nancysadler88's picture
5

One of the tastiest salads I've ever eaten, will be making this again and again.

arcanedust's picture
5

Just made and enjoyed this for lunch today. Its dead simple to throw together despite the number of ingredients and I used very little in the way of pots.
For my serving I added about half a chopped red pepper and half a red onion which I think really adds to the whole thing. I'm just getting used to the idea of avocado and it complimented the heat of the chorizo nicely, with the cooked tomatoes providing a lovely hit of juice and flavour. Making again this week!

rhl500's picture
4

Very tasty, I added prawns too. I must say though that it was very rich and heavy for a main course and would be better served as a small portion for a starter.

mummymac69's picture
5

Made this for a lunch with friends..went down a storm. Really tasty with the chorizo and the avocado is a filling addition. I prepared the chorizo and tomatoes in advance and kept warm in the oven on a low heat so that I could enjoy the pre meal chat! Didn't add any sugar..it was delicious. Will definately make this again.

phoebekaspar's picture
5

So easy and delicious! I'll use a bit less oil next time as the chorizo produces its own when fried.

jeanius's picture
5

Absolutely fabulous flavours.

kingtwig's picture
5

Very nice! I baked my croutons with 1/2 tblsp of oil to save on some fat and calories, but you really wouldn't have noticed the difference. very nice indeed! Will be doing again :o)

fay1512's picture
5

FAB! As a main course or a starter... firm favourite with everyone I cook this for!

thynk2much's picture
5

So gorgeous, perfect summer meal. Fried some sliced mushrooms in with the tomatoes, and added raw red pepper with the salad for crunch which was great. Had some whole black olives lying around so threw in a handful of those also, very complementary with the chorizo. Will definitely make this again.

jacquia11en's picture
5

Easy and delicious!

icarus4814's picture
5

Dinner party guests loved this one. I added 5-6 sliced mushrooms which I added at the same time as the tomatoes. I'd make this one again in a flash!

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Zwegers's picture

Looks delicious. Instead of using chorizo, my suggestion is to fry some prawns in olive oil together with some garlic - yummy!

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