Warm avocado salad with spicy chorizo

Warm avocado salad with spicy chorizo

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(40 ratings)

Cook: 20 mins - 25 mins


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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  • 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



    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



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

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



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

  • 150g bag baby leaf and herb salad


  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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26th Jul, 2017
This is delicious although next time I won't add the ciabatta bread which was left on our plates...
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24th Apr, 2014
check these recipies adding fresh fruits to the green salads, quiet interesting... http://marmiteetponpon.com/2014/04/24/how-to-add-fresh-fruits-to-your-green-salad-4-succulent-combinations/
6th Mar, 2014
Made this last night and it was super delicious. Added sprouts for a bit of crunch, nom nom.
5th Sep, 2013
We've made this several times over the summer - so quick and really tasty. Also works well with spicy Italian sausage.
16th Jul, 2013
This is seriously good. Try adding other cured meats into the mix too.
9th Jul, 2013
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'.
17th May, 2013
One of my favourites. Mouthwatering just thinking about it so will have to make it again very soon!
16th Apr, 2013
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.
9th Dec, 2012
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.
29th Aug, 2012
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!


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30th Oct, 2014
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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