Warm Red Bean Salad with Chorizo

Forgot to buy any fresh vegetables for supper?

With a few little supplies from your freezer it's soon sorted. Here is one variation on veg from the freezer which will transform them into something a bit special.

This recipe is from the book Delia's How to Cheat at Cooking, which was published in 2008; therefore you may have difficulty finding the exact ingredients that were available then.  We have kept these recipes on the site, as we know many people have adapted them to what is currently available.

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This recipe is from Delia's How to Cheat at Cooking. Serves 4

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Fry the chorizo in a frying-pan until the oil starts to run.

Meanwhile, chop the onion, red pepper and garlic in a mini-chopper, then add the olive oil and red wine vinegar and give it one more pulse. Then add the frozen kidney beans to the chorizo in the pan and season. Cover and cook over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until the beans are soft.

Tip into a bowl and add the dressing while warm.


400g frozen cooked red kidney beans (Tesco Whole Foods)
the equivalent of 1⁄2 roasted red pepper (from a jar)
3 tablespoons olive oil

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