Sunday, 20 May 2012

Green vegetable salad with crispy chorizo and pesto...



I adapted this dinner from a Waitrose recipe card that I picked up the other week. We have had some chorizo in the fridge for a while now and I was totally lacking inspiration about what to do with it so this recipe couldn't have come at a better time... [Recipe I think is too strong a word for this, it is basically a load of yummy ingredients thrown together, there's not much method involved...]

Serving suggestion: best eaten with a glass of rose and good company.



Ingredients:
♥ New potatoes
♥ Green vegetables- the recipe suggests green beans but I added leeks and brocolli, I think broad beans would be lovely too
♥ Chorizo
♥ Tomatoes
♥ Spinach
♥ Borlotti beans or similar- butter beans or chickpeas would also work well in this recipe
♥ Pesto


Put your potatoes on and keep on a running boil f(or 20 minutes in total) then place your green vegetables on after the potatoes have been cooking for 15 minutes and cook for around 5 minutes so that they finish at the same time...


In a hot pan, fry some chorizo until crispy. I added some tomatoes and spinach to add a bit of flavour. 


Add some beans/pulses to bulk it out a bit. I used bortolli beans which I have never used before but they are slightly nuttier than kidney beans and much smaller...


Once your green veg has finished cooking, drain it off and add to the frying pan...


... mix a knob of butter through the mixture until combined...


... add your potatoes and pesto...


...mix well...


...and serve! This dinner was so quick and easy to do and was absolutely bursting with flavour, even using cheaper ingredients like frozen brocolli. It was a bit strange to eat a hot salad but I will definitely be trying this again if summer ever actually arrives

Do you like hot salads? Would you eat this dinner?
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6 comments

Gillian said...

This sounds lovely, and perfect for a light summery meal. I've got some chorizo in the fridge too and couldn't think of anything to make with it, so will definitely have to try this out soon!

Gillian x
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Gem said...

mmmm I love seeing recipe posts, will be trying this im the summer. Would be a nice dish to eat in the garden with a glass of wine :) x

Emily said...

This sounds (and looks) lovely, like a better and more interesting of bubble & squeak! I like that it's pretty simple too, perfect for a summer evening xxx

danniekate said...

this looks delicious! i'm bookmarking it to try later, yum! xx

LilyLipstick said...

This looks so good! I love warm salads, so easy to make (I don't really do cooking) but so yummy. x

Harriet said...

oh yum, this looks amazing! A way to get my boyfriend to actually eat greens perhaps?!

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