Tender baby spinach, sweet grape tomatoes and spicy chorizo sausage make up this simple salad.
No need for special dressing. Olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar is all that's needed. The smoky flavor of the chorizo gives this spinach salad a punch of flavor.
This spinach salad is packed with plenty of protein from the chorizo, vitamin C from the tomatoes and peppers and is high in iron and fiber from the spinach.
Spicy chorizo is full of flavor imparted from the garlic and is an indulgence, so go easy or substitute grilled chicken or pork if you are worried about fat content. Chorizo can be found in most grocery stores near the Italian sausage of your grocer's meat department. Throw a couple links on the grill for a quick and easy ways to prepare the chorizo.
The crunch from herb croutons and Parmesan cheese round out this delicious spinach salad.
Spinach Salad with Chorizo
- 2 links of Spanish chorizo, cooked and chopped
- 3 cups baby spinach
- 1/2 cup red pepper, chopped
- 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced
- Herb seasoned croutons
- Shaved Parmesan cheese
- Olive oil
- Aged balsamic vinegar
Arrange the baby spinach leaves in two salad bowls. Top each bowl with the chorizo, chopped red pepper, pinenuts and grape tomatoes. Add croutons and Parmesan cheese to taste and drizzle each bowl with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Enjoy.
Serves 2. Total time: 10 minutes.