Sunday, April 3, 2011

Tomato and Chorizo Salad and Menu Plan

A couple weeks ago, I was watching the Food Network, and Jamie Oliver Came on.  Jamie is truly inspired, in my mind, when it come to cooking!  I love his dishes and the way he mixes flavors.  When I saw him make this, I knew I had to make it.  My husband LOVES chorizo.  Its one of the things he loves, but I rarely make. I had the leftovers for a snack a couple days later and it was just as good!  Let me know what you think.

olive oil
2 links chorizo, sliced roughly
1 basket cherry tomatoes, sliced into quarters
1 large tomato, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 tbsp. italian parsley
2 green onions, sliced thin (white part and some of the green)
2-3 tbsp. white wine vinegar

Drizzle a small amount of olive oil onto a pan and cook chorizo until crispy.  Meanwhile, slice vegetables and add to a salad bowl.  Season with salt and pepper, olive oil, and white wine vinegar, add vinegar a tablespoon at a time and taste before adding the next one.   When the chorizo is crispy, add it to the salad.  I served this right away, but it was delicious cold too.


homemade granola and yogurt
english muffins

homemade chicken strips

Sunday: Turkey and Artichoke Stuffed Shells  (Giada De Laurentis)
Tuesday: Baked Ziti with Proscuitto and Peas (I'm basing this on a recipe from my new favorite cookbook, but I'm lightening the sauce)
Wednesday: Pesto and Mozzarella Panini and roasted cauliflower
Thursday: leftovers
Friday: Homemade pizza
Saturday: We'll probably eat out because we will be out all day.  We have baseball and our huge school fundraiser.

I'll be linking to:

Have a great week!


  1. There's lot of yummy meals planned this week.

    Have a wonderful week.

  2. Thank you for stopping by my blog!

  3. Hi Christy,
    Your menu for the week looks great. Tomato and Chorizo Sausage Salad looks delicious. That is a very different combination that would taste so good. I will have to give it a try. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!