Chorizo and Asparagus Salad

Loaded with flavour and fresh ingredients, this salad is a great accompaniment for your BBQ this weekend.

Chorizo and Asparagus Salad
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Loaded with flavour and fresh ingredients, this delicious Chorizo and Asparagus Salad will be a great accompaniment for your BBQ this weekend.

Ingredients

Salad

  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2cm cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 3cm lengths
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 chorizo sausages, halved and sliced on an angle
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 cup rocket, roughly chopped
     

Dressing

  • Finely grated zest and juice of one lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Chilli powder

 

Method
Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Place the sweet potato in a baking dish with one tablespoon of oil and salt and pepper. Bake for 35-40 minutes, then set aside to cool.

Heat the remaining oil in a pan and cook asparagus for 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and lemon juice. Transfer to a bowl.

Cook the chorizo sausage for 3-4 minutes. Drain on a paper towel. Add to the asparagus with the sweet potato, spring onion, parsley and rocket.

Mix all the ingredients for the dressing together and toss through the salad before serving.





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