Chorizo Pasta Salad

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by rickoholic83

Chorizo sausage jumpstarts the taste of this pasta and bean salad. If you can't find chorizo, use spicy Italian sausage. Recipe by David Joachim, "Relish Entertaining," September 2006.

Top Review by Mirj2338

Oh yum! I had to make two changes, one for geographical reasons and one for religious ones. Even though chorizo is available here, it's a lot easier to get merguez, which I guess could be called Moroccan chorizo. Nice and spicy. The other change I made was just to leave out the queso fresco, I don't mix dairy with meat. This was really delicious! Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse.
  2. Crumble chorizo into small skillet and cook over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until browned, breaking up meat into small chunks with a spoon.
  3. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  4. Put vinegar in a medium serving bowl.
  5. Whisk in oil in a steady stream until incorporated.
  6. Stir in salsa, bell pepper, poblano chile, beans, cilantro, chorizo-garlic mixture and cooked pasta.
  7. Chill until serving.
  8. Top with queso fresco and serve.

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