Warm Chorizo Spinach Salad
Ensalada de Espinacas y Chorizo
Recipe from Season 7 Mexico - One Plate at a Time
Good sprinkled with Mexican queso fresco, goat cheese or blue cheese.
8 ounces (1 packed cup) fresh Mexican chorizo sausage, casing removed
1 medium red onion, sliced 1/4-inch thick
3 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
2 tablespoons light-flavored vinegar (rice vinegar is very good here)
2 teaspoons sugar
An 8-to-9 ounce package (about 8 cups) salad spinach, long stems removed
1/2 small jícama, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1. Cook the chorizo and onion. In a very large skillet, cook the chorizo over medium heat for 4 or 5 minutes until it has rendered a good amount of its fat. Add the onion and continue cooking until the onion has started to soften but is still crunchy, about 5 minutes.
2. Create the dressing, finish the salad. To the skillet (still over medium heat), add the oil, vinegar, sugar and 2 tablespoons water. Mix well, taste and season with salt, usually about 1/2 teaspoon. Pour the warm mixture over the spinach, add the jícama, mix well and serve.