Oh hello there again. Can you believe another weekend has passed by way to quickly and it's already the start of another brand spanking new week? I swear once I wave goodbye to October and we hit November the weeks seems to be put into fast forward motion and there is no slowing them down until Christmas hits. It's just plain madness. Does anyone else feel the same? I thought I would share with you today this really gorgeous and simple Roasted Vegetable & Chorizo Salad. Now that summer is on its way and the days are heating up I am on the search for different salad options for lunches and dinner. I get bored easily with salads and am always looking for something new and exciting to toss together to make an amazing meal. Plain lettuce, tomato and cucumber just doesn't cut it anymore for me – BORING!!
This salad was concocted from raiding the crisper and pulling out all the sad looking vegetables, slicing and dicing them, then drizzling them in coconut oil and banging them under the grill for a few minutes until tender. Perfection in a pan right there. To make this salad reach a whole new level, I fried off pieces of spicy chorizo sausage and tossed it through the cooling roasted vegetables. I adore chorizo for the flavours it imparts to the dish once cooked. I would call it a flavour bomb of sorts and lifts the dish to a whole new level! Wham bam thank you, ma'am. After letting it cool, I tossed it through some crisp iceberg lettuce, baby spinach and some fresh, chopped vine ripened tomatoes. Perfection! Make this salad ahead of time by roasting the vegetables and cooking off the sausage and leaving them tossed together in the fridge. Add the fresh salad greens and tomato just before serving so it doesn't go soggy.