Recipe: Pear, chorizo, mint and cabbage salad

By Amanda Laird

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Pear, chorizo, mint and cabbage salad. Photo / Babiche Martens
Pear, chorizo, mint and cabbage salad. Photo / Babiche Martens

Serves 4

4 pears
2 Tbs butter
3 Tbs white wine
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 Tbs olive oil
2 chorizo sausages, halved and sliced finely
100g green cabbage, finely sliced
100g red cabbage, finely sliced
30g fresh mint leaves, sliced

Dressing
1 gherkin
1 Tbs Dijon mustard
1 tsp brown sugar
3 Tbs mint leaves
1 cup olive oil
2 Tbs lemon juice
Salt to taste

1 Halve the pears, remove the core then slice.

2 Heat a fry pan. Warm the butter and wine then gently cook the sliced pears for at least 15 minutes or until tender. Let cool then remove the pear slices and reserve the sauce.

3 Add the balsamic and olive oil to the warm pan then add the sliced chorizo with the two types of cabbage. Put on the lid and let gently cook for 5 minutes.

Toss the pears, chorizo and cabbage with the fresh mint before serving with the dressing.

4 To make the dressing; place the gherkin, mustard, sugar and mint into the bowl of a food processor. Combine until smooth with the olive oil .

5 Add the lemon juice then taste for seasoning before serving with the salad.

- NZ Herald

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