Haricot Beurre Salad with Chorizo

I’m going to miss all these great vegetables when summer is over.  Of course there’ll still be other interesting vegetables in the market but I’ll miss the summer colors.  In the summer, if it wasn’t for meat, one could almost turn into a vegetarian 😀  Eh, Frugal?

In the U.S., haricot beurre are called wax beans.  Butter beans sounds nicer, but then what would we call the beans we call butter beans?  Better not to dwell too long on these weighty matters 🙂  Salad inspiration from Mme. Parret.

Haricot Beurre Salad with Chorizo

1 lb fresh wax beans, steamed

Vinaigrette (oil, vinegar, salt, pepper)

1 chorizo sausage, diced

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 courgette, made into ribbons

1 tbsp olive oil

Parsley, chopped

Mix the beans with the vinaigrette and set aside.  Brown the sausage, drain and set aside.

Quickly saute the garlic, pepper and courgette ribbons in the olive oil until the courgette starts to wilt a little.  Add the chorizo and remove from flame.

Mound some beans on individual plates, top with the vegetable and chorizo mixture, sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Wine suggestion:  Petit Chablis

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24 Responses to Haricot Beurre Salad with Chorizo

  1. What a wonderful colourful and appealing meal.

  2. Mad Dog says:

    Excellent – I think a good chorizo is an outstanding ingredient – I’d never thought of dicing it before, great idea 😉

  3. What a fresh and delicious looking salad…and a wonderful way to spice up wax beans in a salad as well. Love the flavors here.

  4. Michelle says:

    “In the summer, if it wasn’t for meat, one could almost turn into a vegetarian.” Indeed!

  5. canalcook says:

    This looks great though I have never seen wax beans before. How different are they in taste from green beans?

    • Hi canal. Different. Texture is the same but the flavor is not “green”. I’d like to say, “tastes like butter” but that wouldn’t be exactly true 🙂

  6. So stoked. We finally found chorizo at our market. We’re of course making scrambled eggs and refried beans first up. Hey, you can take the boy out of California….

  7. Oh and this looks awesome. I’m talking too much about me!

  8. This looks amazing! I’m excited to try it — hoping to get more beans with this weeks csa share!

  9. Tessa says:

    What a bright and delicious looking plate! Spanish chorizo?

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