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Fast & Easy Dinner: Warm Chorizo, Potato, and Mint Salad

Fast & Easy Dinner: Warm Chorizo, Potato, and Mint Salad

Give the classic combination of meat and potatoes new meaning with this Spanish-inspired dinner recipe. It combines boiled fingerling potatoes with spicy chorizo and a tangy, fresh mint sauce.

Serve with a glass of Spanish wine and a chunk of crusty bread for mopping the delicious dressing. To have this meal on the table in under 20 minutes, you'll need the recipe, so


Warm Chorizo, Potato, and Mint Salad

Warm Chorizo, Potato, and Mint Salad

Warm Chorizo, Potato, and Mint Salad


  1. 1 1/2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  2. 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  3. 1 garlic clove, crushed
  4. 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  5. large pinch of sugar
  6. 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  7. 1 large handful mint, finely shredded
  8. 1 pound 2 ounces waxy potatoes, such as fingerling, washed but not peeled, sliced 3/4 inch thick
  9. 1 chorizo sausage, cut into 1/2 –inch cubes


  1. First, make the mint dressing: Mix the vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, and sugar together in a small bowl, then whisk in the oil. Stir in the mint and set aside for the flavors to infuse.
  2. Cook the potato slices in a saucepan of salted boiling water for 12 minutes, or until tender. Drain well.
  3. While the potato is cooking, put a lightly oiled frying pan over medium-high heat and cook the chorizo for 10 minutes, or until crispy, stirring now and then. Remove and drain on crumpled paper towels.
  4. Put the chorizo in a serving bowl with the warm potatoes and the dressing. Toss together gently, then season to taste and serve.

Serves 4.

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Smacks83 Smacks83 7 years
I love anything with Chorizo in it. I recently made Gnocchi, chorizo and spinach dressed a little vodka sauce and it was insanely delicious. I'm going to give this one a go, but to be honest I'm a little iffy on mint (just never favored it in savory dishes) but I will try anything!
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