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Chorizo penne with cherry tomatoes, green olive tapenade & young salad leaves

I just love pasta dishes like this ! This is an easy pasta dish full of lovely combined flavours! It takes 15 minutes to make & it is healthy too!
The original recipe is from Jo Pratt! She is one of my favorite cooks!!! I adapted the recipe to my taste!! So, here we go!
Recipe: For 2 persons, with a bit of seconds
about 350 gr of penne
125 gr of sliced chorizo/ I slice the chorizo really thin because I like it that way!
green olive tapenade / I bought it in the supermarket: about 2 to 3 tablespoons
250 gr of cherry tomatoes, cleaned, cut into 2
2 teaspoons of the best Balsamic vinegar
 100 gr of young fresh salad leaves, which include rocket leaves
A few grinds of black pepper
Olive oil
1. Take a large cooking pot & fill with hot water. Bring to the boil. When boiling, add the penne & cook until al dente. With me, that took 13 minutes. Drain. Keep warm.
2. While the pasta is cooking, heat a large non-stick pan on a medium high heat. When the pan is really hot, add a drop or 2 of the olive oil to the hot pan. Swirl the oil around. Heat up.
3. Now, add the cut up chorizo slices in 1 layer to the pan. Fry until crisp! Adapt the heat if necessary!
4. Now, add the tomatoes & the balsamic vinegar. Stir wel.Cook for 1 minute or 2 until the tomatoes start to break down. Turn the heat off.
5. When the pasta is ready & drained, add the 2 or 3 tablespoons of the green olive tapenade to the pot. Stir. Now, add the fried chorizo & the fried tomatoes to the pot. Stir well to combine. Taste. I added 3 grinds of black pepper to the pot. Taste again. It has to taste fab!! Because the tapenade is a bit salty!
6. Finally, add the young salad leaves. Serve immediately!
Enjoy!!! MMMMMMM……..I asure you that you want more,…….!!!

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Hello! My name is Sophie & I love to cook & bake mostly healthily but with a twist! There is a bit of gardening & travelling in here too! Enjoy! :)

90 thoughts on “Chorizo penne with cherry tomatoes, green olive tapenade & young salad leaves

  1. Looks delicious!I have pasta for dinner a few nights a week (working in an Italian restaurant is just like that)… You can bet that on Monday night, I’ll be making a variation on this! This would be fabulous with some white beans thrown in!!

  2. This looks positively fabulous. Just the type of pasta that uses up a bit of what’s left in the fridge — and tastes absolutely fabulous! YUM.

  3. Sophie, I like how you show off the Chorizo in this dish. It tastes wonderfully and no one will wonder why this pasta tastes so good!

  4. This sounds really good – it’s funny, I don’t like olives at all, but for some reason I like olive tapenade! Maybe it’s the texture of the olives that I don’t go for but I just can’t stand them! Yet, olive flavored is A-OK!

  5. Sophie, what a nice coincidience… I just made a chorizo pasta the other night. Yes, I still want more, the one like yours… yummm!

  6. so are young salad leaves REALLY that much better than middle-aged? :)beautiful dish, sophie–it’s full of goodness.

  7. I love this type of pasta dish, so quick and easy, and I’m sure it tasted wonderful. It certainly looks good.Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you will call again.

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  9. Hmm that looks amazing! I love pasta dishes like that, too. They are so easy to make, good for you and inexpensive. Good job!

  10. ohh, this looks great Sophie, I’m bookmarking this for my new-found pasta addiction 🙂

  11. I love all the flavors you have used here, Sophie!!! My little ones LOVE pasta and this recipe would definitely be added to our paste recipe “portfolio”! Thx for sharing!

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