Salad season is well underway, and spinach is of the best ways to get super greens into your diet. We’re spicing things up with this Warm Chorizo Spinach Salad, full of festive Mexican flavors. It’s Mexican gourmet made easy. Sure doesn’t feel like “just a salad” here.
With our last Gourmet Club shindig, we all tested our culinary boundaries and went Gourmet Mexican. The first thought in everyone’s heads were What in the world am I going to make?
Hubby and I were no exception. I mean, we know our carnitas from years of living near the border in Cali, but gourmet Mexican? That’s a bit trickier.
So. We’ve done the Chicago trips and I watch my cooking shows. Nobody does it like Rick Bayless when it comes to gourmet Mexican fare. Admittedly, some of his creations sound totally offbeat. But absolutely deliciously, mouthwateringly so…
Gourmet dinner night turned out 100% awesome. From the appetizer to the dessert, we had some serious fun with the food.
I couldn’t believe how tasty this Warm Chorizo Spinach Salad was. Teeming with Mexican chorizo sausage (hello, I could eat that by itself) in a flavorful sauce, this salad presents like a meal’s meal.
A man’s meal, even. Not sure what that even means, but what I know is that the men devoured their salads.
This Warm Chorizo Spinach Salad is so flavorful and hearty with its saucy chorizo and Mexican queso fresco (cheese), it doesn’t require any additional dressing. Not a drop.
My favorite part of this salad is that it’s easily prepared ahead of time, so if you’re serving it to dinner guests, it’s a fuss free gig.
Just cook up the chorizo mixture and set it aside until ready for mixing into the spinach. If you like your spinach slightly wilted, simply give the chorizo mixture a little nuke until it’s warm before letting it hit the greens.
Here’s to the last couple weeks of spring and many more salads that are worth the eat. Enjoy!Print
Source: Chew Out Loud, adapted from Rick Bayless
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