Garlicky bean salad with chorizo

Garlicky bean salad with chorizo

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Prep: 15 mins No cook


Re-create a taste of Spain in your garden with this tapas style salad, perfect for nibbling on in the sun

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal449
  • fat30g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs27g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre8g
  • protein21g
  • salt2.05g
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  • 400g can cannellini bean or other white bean
    Cannellini bean

    Cannellini bean

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    Slightly kidney-shaped with squarish ends, cannellini beans are from Italy and are creamy white…

  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 140g button mushroom, thinly sliced
  • handful flat-leaf parsley, coarsly chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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

  • 100g thinly sliced chorizo



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


  1. Rinse and drain the beans, then pat dry with kitchen paper. Mix the onion with the vinegar and leave for 5 mins to soak. Mix the mushrooms and parsley into the beans, then add the onions and vinegar, oil and seasoning, then mix well.

  2. Arrange overlapping slices of chorizo over two plates and spoon the salad in the centre. Serve with crusty bread.

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Comments (10)

tellybwmbas's picture

where's the garlic?

fairystoryteller's picture

Made double this recipe as part of a birthday buffet with lots of other tasty salads. Everyone thought it was delicious and I agreed! None left at the end of the evening. I will definitely make this again - a nice one to add to the repertoire.

northernsky's picture

For a vege version (apart from leaving out the meat) marinate a few whole cloves of garlic in a liquor of EV olive oil and red wine vinegar for ca. 2 hours beforehand, then add to the rest as you're preparing it. Never use garlic without either cooking or marinating it.

I like a small amount of fresh rosemary in this type of salad, but I'm lucky enough to have a rosemary bush. Don't use dried herbs in a salad.

eleanormayo's picture

I think there was far to much red onion in this, so I just used half a small red onion and also added two gloves of crushed garlic. I used black eyed beans as didn't realise that I didn't have any cannellini beans. We really enjoyed it - anything with chorizo gets my vote!

rib_n_saucy's picture

Really tasty! Made this for a tapas night with friends including all the usual suspect dishes and this one was everyones favourite! So simple and moreish

smellyj's picture

I made this as part of a Tapas menu.
Wow, all in all it gives a delicious flavoursome punch!
I used both Chorizo and peppered Salami.
Will def make again!
A lovely little dish.

mizzy44's picture

Message for Kermie!! Re the lack of garlic in the list of ingredients, it puzzled me for a moment too, but then it dawned on me that the garlic element must come from the chorizo!! I suspect it's probably dawned on you too by now.

Haven't tried it yet, but fully intend to very soon - looks scummy!

elainesaid's picture

Easy to make and delicious taste

cowslip's picture

How does this dish become garlicky with no garlic in the ingerdients list.

julandrew's picture

A little more seasoning would be great and perhaps some more beans but otherwise this was very tasty and quick to prepare too! Fab!

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