Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mediterranean Chorizo Pasta

Mediterranean Chorizo Pasta ~ Rich Mediterranean flavors throughout this Pasta Salad #Salad #PastaSalad #MediterraneanRecipe


We have never been huge Chorizo eaters. Simply because I never bought any, and I think we only had some once at a restaurant a few years ago. I have since started to use Chorizo in my cooking, but will now have to say goodbye again as it is one of the no-no's on my new diet. {diet meaning, health wise, not actually for losing weight}

All of us thoroughly enjoyed this Mediterranean Chorizo Pasta and I will highly recommend you to try this delicious recipe.
Mediterranean Chorizo Pasta ~ Rich Mediterranean flavors throughout this Pasta Salad #Salad #PastaSalad #MediterraneanRecipe
Serve this Pasta salad with another green crunchy and crisp salad and you have dinner sorted in no time at all, which is always a winner on busy weeknights.

MEDITERRANEAN CHORIZO PASTA

INGREDIENTS:

2 TB Olive Oil, divided
1 Onion, halved and sliced
6 Chilies, chopped
1 Red Bell Pepper, cubed
300g Chorizo, sliced
250g Cherry Tomatoes
1/4 cup Water
1 t Sugar
2/3 cup Black Olives
500g Bow Tie Pasta
Salt and Black Pepper
3 TB Basil Leaves, chopped
Balsamic Vinegar

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Heat 1 TB Olive Oil in a large pan and saute the Onion and Chilies until soft.
2.) Add the Red Pepper and the Chorizo - cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
3.) Add the Tomatoes, Water, Sugar and Olives - simmer for 10 minutes, stirring twice.
4.) Meanwhile, cook the Pasta according to the instructions on the packet, drain and transfer to a mixing bowl.
5.) Stir in the remaining 1 TB Olive Oil, Chorizo mixture and Basil - season to taste with Salt and Black Pepper.
6.) Sprinkle with Balsamic Vinegar and serve.

Mediterranean Chorizo Pasta ~ Rich Mediterranean flavors throughout this Pasta Salad #Salad #PastaSalad #MediterraneanRecipe
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By Stephanie Lynn