Roasted Pepper and Chorizo Orzo Salad Recipe

pepper and orza salad

This wonderfully colourful and flavoursome Spanish salad combines red peppers, red onion, chorizo and cherry tomatoes with orzo pasta.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4 people


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C, 180°C fan, gas 6.
  2. Put the pepper and onion on a baking tray and cook for 15 minutes, or until starting to soften.
  3. After this time, remove a 1/3 of the peppers and tip into the bowl of a food processor. 
  4. Return the remaining 2/3 to the oven with the diced chorizo and cook for a further 10 minutes.
  5. In the meantime cook the orzo according to packet instructions until just tender.
  6. Drain and cool under cold running water, drain again and set aside. 
  7. To make the dressing add the dressing ingredients to the food processor with the roasted peppers and 3 tablespoons tepid water, whizz until completely smooth.
  8. Set aside.
  9. To assemble the salad, tip the roasted peppers, onions and chorizo into the cooled orzo, fold through the cherry tomatoes and chopped parsley.
  10. Stir through the dressing and serve.


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