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Warm Spinach and Chorizo Salad

Dried chorizo sausage adds a Spanish touch to this warm spinach side salad, which works well as an accompaniment to chicken, omelets, or seafood such as shrimp or any firm, white-fleshed fish.

  • Servings: 8

Source: Everyday Food, December 2010

Ingredients

  • 1/2 baguette, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 bunch spinach, trimmed and washed
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 pound dried chorizo, cut into 1/2-inch half moons
  • 1/2 cup jarred chestnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, arrange baguette pieces in a single layer and bake until croutons are golden, 5 to 7 minutes. Meanwhile, place spinach in a large bowl. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium. Add chorizo and cook until fat is rendered and sausage is slightly crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Add chopped chestnuts and cook 2 minutes. Add sherry vinegar, swirl to combine, and pour over spinach. Add croutons and toss well to combine. Serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

Chopped chestnuts make this salad stand out.

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