Chorizo and sweet potato salad is so easy to make. With a handful of ingredients and a simple dressing this healthy salad is great as a dinner or a side.
Folks, this delicious and simple chorizo sweet potato salad takes just 15 minutes to prep and 30 minutes to cook.
The recipe will give you 4 portions for dinner or you could serve it as a tasty side salad.
Indeed as a side salad it pairs perfectly with BBQ chicken.
I mean we knew that didn’t we? As chicken and chorizo make a great combination together!
Whenever I’m creating my recipes I’m always trying to make them as simple as possible. Whilst also being delicious and healthy.
We’re all busy these days and I know it’s not easy to force yourself into cooking for your loved ones or family after a hard day at work.
But you’ll really want to make this beautiful chorizo and sweet potato salad. It’s hearty, filling and full of flavour.
Plus it’s worth the minimal amount of time and effort to make!
It’s got an amazing salty but sweet taste which comes from the unique flavour of the chorizo paired with the home made dressing.
The dressing is made from just 4 ingredients shaken together in a jar.
You can make that simple dressing whilst the cubed sweet potatoes are gently roasting away in your oven, making your kitchen smell wonderful.
I think this amazing flavoursome chorizo salad will soon become a family favourite of yours in no time!
Why This Chorizo And Sweet Potato Salad Is A Healthy Salad
- Sweet potatoes have fewer carbs and calories than white potatoes and also contain more vitamin A and vitamin C.
- Sweet potatoes also have a high content of water which makes you feel fuller for longer.
- Chorizo does contain a high level of fat but so little of it is used here. Just enough to add the unique salty flavour to this sweet potato salad.
- Spinach contains cancer fighting nutrients which also help to lower blood pressure and can help to protect against heart disease.
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Chorizo and Sweet Potato Salad Recipe
This recipe is best if served immediately as a warm chorizo and sweet potato salad but it can also be served cold too.
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Chorizo and Sweet Potato Salad
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For the salad: -
- 800 g Sweet Potatoes peeled and cubed
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 75 g chorizo sausage sliced
- 25 g sesame seeds
- 180 g baby spinach
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
For the dressing: -
- 2 tsp honey
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- Pre-heat oven to 180C Fan
- Place the cubed sweet potatoes and olive oil in a bowl and mix well until the potatoes are coated in the oil.
- Put the coated potatoes on a roasting tray and roast in the oven for about 25 to 30 minutes until tender.
- Whilst the potatoes are cooking gently heat a small pan until hot then add the chorizo and cook, stirring until the chorizo is crisp but not burnt. Remove it with a slotted spoon and drain on a piece of kitchen paper.
- Place all the dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well.
- When the potatoes are cooked mix them in a large bowl with the cooked chorizo, sesame seeds, baby spinach and dressing.
- Season to taste