Today we have for you an idea for a quick and tasty snack between meals – chorizo pasta salad. Our salad based on pasta will be perfect. It is quite light and at the same time very filling thanks to both pasta and chorizo.

Chorizo – it is a traditional Spanish sausage made of pork. It has a quite characteristic taste and smell due to sweet smoked and dried paprika (pimiento) inside.

So let’s do it!

Chorizo pasta salad
Chorizo pasta salad

Ingredients for chorizo pasta salad:

  • 70 g of penne type pasta
  • 80 g chorizo sausage
  • a handful of lettuce mix with rocket salad
  • 100 g cherry tomatoes
  • 50 g green olives
  • half of a red pepper
  • a handful of cashew nuts or pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 of red onion
  • salad dressing based on balsamic vinegar, we used Monini


  1. Cook penne pasta in salted water. Strain.
  2. Put a rinsed and dried salad mix on the plate.
  3. Peel the chorizo sausage, cut into slices. Fry on low heat keeping stirring every time. It must fry for a bit and change the colour.
  4. Set aside from the heat, add the pasta, mix it up.
  5. Put on a plate with lettuce.
  6. Add chopped cherry tomatoes, pepper, olives and chopped onions.
  7. Garnish with cashew nuts or pumpkin seeds.
  8. Add salt and pepper and a sauce based on balsamic vinegar, we used Monini. Enjoy your meal!
Chorizo pasta salad
Chorizo pasta salad

If you want to see our other salad option here are our selection. We strongly recommend our Austrian-style potato salad and our very summer vibe salad – watermelon salad with feta cheese.

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