French bean and chorizo salad

  • serves 4
  • Easy

This simple French bean, almonds, shallots and chorizo salad would make a great addition to a tapas table or a lovely side for a simple meal. The shallots are soaked in vinegar first to take out their raw bite.



  • shallots 2 large or 4 small, finely chopped
  • sherry vinegar or white wine vinegar 2 tbsp
  • French beans 300g, tails cut off
  • blanched almonds 100g
  • butter
  • chorizo 2 (about 100g) halved and sliced (pull off the outer skin if you need to)
  • parsley a handful, roughly chopped


  • Step 1

    Put the shallots and vinegar in a small bowl and leave to soak. Steam or simmer the beans until tender, about 4 minutes. Cool under running water and drain. Put the beans on a large platter. 

  • Step 2

    Heat a frying pan and add the almonds and a knob of butter, cook, stirring until the almonds brown, salt well, and tip over the beans. Fry the chorizo until it begins to brown and give off oil. Drain the oil and tip the chorizo onto the beans. Add the shallots and parsley and pepper and toss everything together.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 265
  • Carbs 5.2g
  • Protein 11.4g
  • Fat 22.2g
  • Salt 0.42g
  • Saturates 4.6g
  • Fibre 3.7g