Chorizo sausage and cous cous salad thingy

I suppose this recipe IS a salad, but its a hearty salad. Filling enough to serve to even the most macho men (all men like sausages right?) you can use any sausages but chorizo ones work best with salady things in my opinion. Now this recipe is pretty easy and straightforward, sausages are generally more fatty than other meat products but I think the benefits outweigh the negatives (plus I got 3 meals from 4 sausages).

To make this recipe you will need:

Chorizo (or chorizo style) sausages suitable for cooking (I used 4 to make 3 portions but you could use a pack for 4 decent sized portions)

2 small to medium red onions

Cous cous (I half filled a small pyrex jug but you can increase the amount you use accordingly)

2 Avocados (I used small avocados but if you’re serving more people use larger avocados)

Half a pack of cherry tomatoes

Whatever you like to season cous cous with; I use sea salt, olive oil and chilli flakes.

Olive oil or a few spritzes of fry light


Preheat the oven to 170°C (190°C if its not a fan oven). Roughly chop the red onions and place on a roasting tray with the sausages, drizzle with a tiny amount of oil and cook the sausages for 25-30 minutes.

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In the last few minutes of the cooking time prepare your cous cous by soaking it for a few minutes in boiling water. Once it is cooked season it according to how you like it. I find cous cous bland without something tasty like chilli flakes added to it. Remove the stone from your avocado, peel and chop the avocado and wash the tomatoes. Keep the avocado stones if you’re saving some of this. It prevents the avocado from browning.

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My least favourite washing up is scrubbing roasting pans and trays

Once the sausages are cooked remove them from the tray and slice them. If your roasting tray has deep sides add all the ingredients into the tray and mix thoroughly. If it doesn’t, find a bowl and use that to mix and prepare your salad.

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Pre mixing
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Post mixing

Enjoy! Oh, and by the way, if anybody calls you a “big girls blouse” or a “fairy” for enjoying a good salad, or thinks of salad as rabbit food, point them in the direction of this recipe. It doesn’t taste as if its as healthy as it actually is.


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