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


  • 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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30th Jun, 2009
just had this for dinner and it was gorgeous - will definitely be making again - yum yum
25th May, 2009
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!
14th Mar, 2009
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
4th Jan, 2009
Halved the recipe for 2 to have as a light supper, really tasty. Will make again.
2nd Jan, 2008
A family favourite. Great success as a dinner party starter. I often add some roasted pine nuts to this salad.
5th Nov, 2007
once you have put this together, you will just be amazed at the flavours. excellent!


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