Flavour combinations: Create your own spicy chorizo and tomato salad

Fancy some Spanish heat? Here at The Barn we’re full of ideas for delicious salad combinations – and our salad expert Chris Griffin’s recipe for Spanish-inspired spicy chorizo and tomato salad is a great dish that’ll get your taste buds fired up.

It’s fresh, easy to make and full of flavour – you’ll have perfect lunchtime treat or a speedy light dinner ready in just 20 minutes. Or, if you’re after a quick and tasty family meal, just serve it up with a side of Spanish rice. Time for a fiesta…

Harvester’s spicy chorizo and tomato salad

Prep time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 10 mins

Skill level: Easy peasy

Ingredients (serves one)

  • ¼ pink pickled cabbage
  • 5 whole mini gherkins
  • ½ red and yellow pepper, sliced
  • 1 quarter white onion, sliced
  • 1 quarter red onion, sliced
  • 8 black olives
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, quartered
  • Spicy sauce (such as Harvester’s House Hot sauce)
  • 1 small grilled chorizo, sliced


1. Start with a base of pink pickled cabbage for acidity and texture, then add your gherkins for some crunch.

2. Add in the peppers and onions to give the salad some natural sweetness.

3. For saltiness, add in your olives, a common Spanish ingredient.

4. Throw in the tomatoes and combine all the ingredients together with a really spicy dressing, such as Harvester’s House Hot sauce, to give the salad an added kick.

5. Grill the chorizo, then mix in with the rest of the salad, ensuring the natural oils cover the dish for plenty of flavour.

Fancy trying out some new delicious salad combinations? We've got more recipes on the way, or you can join us here at The Barn and create your own with our famous unlimited salad bar.