Spicy chorizo with lentils & beetroot

Spicy chorizo with lentils & beetroot

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2 - 3
A rustic salad of spicy Spanish sausage, storecupboard pulses and sweet beetroot

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (3)

  • kcal417
  • fat23g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre9g
  • protein23g
  • salt2g


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 red onion, halved and sliced
  • 190g pack mini cooking chorizo sausages (or gluten-free alternative), halved lengthways



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

  • 250g pack ready-to-eat puy lentils
  • 200g small cooked beetroot (not in vinegar), cut into wedges



    A favourite in 1970s British salads (cooked and pickled in vinegar), beetroot is a root…

  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • ½ large pack rocket



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…


  1. Heat a large pan, add a drop of the olive oil, and cook the onion and chorizo for a few mins until starting to colour.

  2. Tip in the lentils with the beetroot wedges, vinegar, remaining oil, some seasoning and 1 tbsp water. Cover the pan and heat for 1 min to warm through. Pile into a bowl, toss through the rocket and serve.

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7th Sep, 2019
Very tasty and quick.
Nikki Allingham's picture
Nikki Allingham
23rd Jan, 2019
I've made this a few times now. I've also prepped in the same way but made the night before, taken to work and eaten cold. Delicious either way and really filling
22nd Aug, 2016
Flavourful easy dish, though slightly dry to my taste ( but I cooked my own lentils, so it might be why). Will make again.
pennyclark's picture
19th Jan, 2014
Really tasty quick and simple
pennyclark's picture
17th Jan, 2014
This is great, a fast and very tasty simple meal even my 10yr old loved it
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