Spanish Pasta Salad With Chorizo, Piquillo Peppers, and Pickled Onion

Spanish Pasta Salad With Chorizo, Piquillo Peppers, and Pickled Onion
Spanish Pasta Salad With Chorizo, Piquillo Peppers, and Pickled Onion

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2

    medium yellow onion, finely diced (about 1/2 cup)

  • 1/4

    cup sherry vinegar

  • 1

    pound small pasta, such as fideuĂ  (see note above), macaroni, or ditalini

  • Kosher salt

  • 1/4

    cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling

  • 6

    ounces Spanish chorizo (about 2 sausages), diced

  • 4

    medium cloves garlic, minced (about 4 teaspoons)

  • 1/4

    cup chopped roasted or grilled piquillo peppers from 1 (12-ounce) brine- or oil-packed jar

  • 1/3

    cup chopped parsley leaves and tender stems (about 1/2 bunch)

  • 2

    scallions, thinly sliced on the bias

  • 2 to 3

    teaspoons zest from 1 lemon

  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

In a small mixing bowl, cover onion with sherry vinegar and let stand until lightly pickled, at least 15 minutes and up to 1 hour. In a pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until very tender throughout, 2 to 3 minutes longer than al dente stage according to package. Drain in a colander, then chill under cold running water. Let drain well, then drizzle lightly with olive oil and toss to coat. Set aside. In a small skillet, cook chorizo over medium-high heat until fat has rendered and chorizo is crisp, about 8 minutes; during last 1 minute of cooking, stir in garlic. In a large serving bowl, toss pasta with chorizo, garlic, and its rendered fat, along with olive oil, piquillo peppers, parsley, scallions, and lemon zest. Drain onions and toss into salad. Season with salt and pepper. Serve right away at room temperature or make up to 1 day in advance, refrigerate, and return to room temperature before serving.

Keyingredient.com uses 'cookies' to give you the best, most relevant experience. Using this website means you're ok with this. Learn more here.

Please describe your issue: