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Chorizo penne with cherry tomatoes & green olive tapenade!

on 29/11/2013


I just love easy pasta dishes like this ! A lovely midweek dinner! This is an easy pasta, full of lovely combined flavours! It takes 15 minutes to make & it is reasonably healthy too!;)


Recipe: For 2 persons, with seconds!


125 gr sliced spicy chorizo

green olive tapenade/ I bought mine in my local Spanish supermarket

250 gr to 300 gr cherry tomatoes, each cut into 2
2 to 3 teaspoons of the best Balsamic vinegar you have got
100 gr of young fresh salad leaves, including rocket leaves
A few grins of finely milled black pepper
A fruity olive oil
1. Take a large cooking pot & fill with hot water. Bring to the boil. When boiling, add  penne & cook until al dente. 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 cut up chorizo slices in 1 layer to the pan. Fry until crisp! Adapt the heat if necessary! Take them out of the pan & drain them on double kitchen paper.
4. Now, add tomatoes &  balsamic vinegar. Stir well. Cook for 2 minute or 3 until the tomatoes start to break down. Also add some grins of black pepper! Turn the heat off.
5. When the pasta is ready, add 2 to 3 tablespoons green olive tapenade to the pot. Stir. Now, add fried chorizo & fried tomatoes to the pot. Stir well to combine. Taste. I added 6 grins of black pepper to the pot. Taste again. It has to taste fab!! Because the tapenade is already salty!
6. Finally, add the young salad leaves. Serve immediately!
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36 responses to “Chorizo penne with cherry tomatoes & green olive tapenade!

  1. Saskia (1=2) says:

    Yum! Two of my favourite ingredients Sophie – chorizo and cherry tomatoes. This sounds like the perfect Summer pasta with those fresh salad leaves.

  2. Dina says:

    This recipe sounds wonderful, Sophie! I love the spicy chorizo. Have a great weekend! 🙂
    Love, Dina

  3. forkandbowl says:

    Yum. Chorizo and tomato pasta is the best!

  4. this looks delicious and fast to put together

  5. Liz says:

    I would like some, please 🙂

  6. lou says:

    Hoi Sophie,
    Your dish looks tasty and easy to prepare. I like it.

  7. Tammy says:

    Surprised to see chorizo in your recipe although perhaps it is Spanish? It is very common here in the southwest. I like the pairing with tomatoes and olives!

  8. This looks mouthwatering, Sophie. I love chorizo.

  9. I love this Sophie!
    I had a pasta dish last week at a restaurant with lamb sausage, aubergine, tomatoes, chilli and green olives 🙂

  10. Charlotte says:

    Sophie this looks great! Spicy chorizo and sweet cherry tomatoes, that must be a great mix

  11. hotlyspiced says:

    This is a lovely meal! My husband is a huge fan of chorizo and really enjoys it with green olives so this is a winning meal for him xx

  12. Oh how delicious! Yum!

  13. Easy and yummy pasta dishes are my favorite, looks great!

  14. Koko says:

    Mmmm this looks so tasty. I have some gluten-free pasta in the cupboard, and I think I should put it to use! Maybe I could throw in some lentils for protein instead of the chorizo? I think it would still taste fantastic with the tapenade. It looks great!!!

  15. Nothing better to strt up a day than this kind of comfort pasta!

  16. A perfect midweek dinner indeed, Sophie! We always have chorizo in the freezer, and at the moment the tomatoes and salad greens are plentiful in our garden, so we could make this tonight! Thank you for the lovely recipe! xx

  17. Chorizo–yummm. Makes me think of our years in Spain– miss the Spanish chorizo at our little market. Looks delicious.

  18. Belinda says:

    What a delectavle yummy looking pasta! Easy does it here indeed!

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