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The Taste of Summer Isle of Wight Tomato Salad with Panfried Chorizo

July 11, 2014 in Eat Local & Organic


The Taste of Summer Isle of Wight Tomato Salad with Panfried Chorizo

Tomato and Spring Onion Salad with Hot Pan-fried Chorizo

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Juicy beef tomatoes offer spectacular flavour to match their size. They are extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of cooked dishes or eaten raw, seasoned and drizzled with olive oil for a simple but delicious salad. This recipe is rich in vitamin C and counts for two of your 5-a-day when served between four people.

Serves: 4-6 Prep: 5 mins Cooking: 15 mins Cost per serving: 93p

Nutrition: 326 kcals, 13g protein, 17g fat, 5g sat fat, 7g carbs (of which sugar 7g), 3g fibre, 0.6g salt


4 Isle of Wight Jack Hawkins Beef tomatoes

1 bunch spring onions, cleaned, trimmed and sliced

4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp sherry vinegar

Pinch caster sugar

250g chunky cooking chorizo sausage

2 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley

Sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Cut the tomatoes into wedges through the stalk end. Put into a large bowl with the spring onions, 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, sherry vinegar, sugar, ½ teaspoon of salt and some pepper. Toss together gently and set to one side.
  2. Skin the chorizo sausage and cut it across into 5mm thick slices. Heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the chorizo slices and cook briefly on each side until lightly golden.
  3. Lift the chorizo slices out of the pan with a slotted spoon and add to the tomatoes with half the chopped parsley. Toss together lightly, adjust the seasoning to taste, spoon into a shallow serving bowl and scatter with the rest of the parsley.


Jack Hawkins Beef tomatoes are available exclusively from Waitrose

A 250g mixed punnet of Isle of Wight tomatoes from www.thetomatostall.com starts at £1.95

Isle of Wight Tomatoes are proud to be part of the Conservation Grade movement, a nature friendly scheme aiming to increase biodiversity on farms across the country. As well as a wide range of non-organic varieties, Isle of Wight Tomatoes look to give as much organic choice as possible using soil certified by the Soil Association and composting all plant waste each year to be used in the next year’s harvest. In addition to this, the pollination of the plants is looked after by bees native to the UK and rainwater is collected from the glasshouse roofs for environmentally friendly irrigation.



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