Chorizo and bean salad

A quick and easy summery chorizo and bean salad bursting with a spicy Mediterranean flavours like chorizo, sun-blush tomatoes and peppers. This recipe serves 4 people and will take 25 mins to prepare and cook. A portion of this mouth-watering salad works out at 300 calories per serving which is ideal if you’re calorie counting. This salad would make a hearty lunch, light dinner or interesting side if you’ve got friends over for a BBQ in the summer months. This salad is best prepared and served as soon as it’s made. Any leftovers can be stored to eat the next day in an airtight container in the fridge.


  • 2tsp olive oil
  • 125g (4oz) piece chorizo ring, sliced
  • 2 shallots, or 1 small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, finely sliced
  • 1 orange, yellow or red pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 150ml (¼ pint) white wine
  • 410g can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 150g (5oz) sun-blush tomatoes, drained, or 8 baby plum tomatoes, halved
  • 4 spring onions, trimmed and sliced
  • Handful of fresh parsley or basil leaves
  • Crusty bread, to serve


  • Heat a frying pan, add the oil and chorizo, and fry for 2-3 mins. Add the shallot or onion, the celery and pepper, and stir-fry for 5 mins.
  • Pour in the wine and simmer for 2-3 mins, or until the liquid is reduced by about half.
  • Stir in the beans and simmer for a few mins to warm them through.
  • Add the tomato and spring onion. Spoon into a serving bowl and top with parsley or torn basil leaves. Serve with bread.

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