Jamie Oliver’s Tomato and Chorizo Salad

A couple of people have mentioned Jamie Oliver’s latest TV show on Channel 4 and a great recipe he made with Chorizo so thought I had better check it out with our own Yorkshire Chorizo!  The program is called Jamie Does Spain or Jamie Does Andalucia more specifically and starts in the beautiful Andalucian mountain town of Rhonda on one of the many bridges over the gorge.  Here is the recipe from my notes.

Yorkshire Chorizo and Tomatoes

Yorkshire Chorizo and Tomatoes

Tomato and Chorizo Salad


  • Yorkshire Chorizo
  • Rapeseed Oil
  • Shallot/Scallion
  • Black pepper
  • Sea Salt
  • Sherry Vinegar
  • Parsley
  • globe/tiny basil
  • Garlic Cloves


  1. roughly chop some Chorizo and add to a frying pan with a glug of Yorkshire cold pressed extra virgin rapeseed oil (Jamie used Spanish Olive Oil but rapeseed oil is very popular with all the TV chefs at the moment and perfect for this version of the recipe)
  2. roughly chop some ripe tomatoes (should be at room temperature not out of the fridge) and place in your salad bowl
  3. slice a couple of shallots/scallion and to the bowl
  4. sprinkle with a pinch of freshly ground black pepper and a good pinch of sea salt
  5. drizzle with rapeseed oil (or olive oil)
  6. roll up a few leaves of parsley & basil like a cigar and chop/slice up and sprinkle over salad
  7. at the last minute add the finely sliced garlic to the crispy chorizo and oil in the pan and watch carefully as the garlic starts to brown add a couple of tablespoons of sherry vinegar
  8. with a slotted spoon remove chorizo and garlic from oil and add to salad, drizzle a little of the chorizo & garlic infused oil over salad (reserve the remaining oil and keep this infused oil in a jam jar in the fridge and use on pasta or to smear on a roast chicken before cooking for amazing results!)

Serve with Yellison goat’s cheese and cured meat like Iberico ham or Parma ham a glass of sherry & a lump of fresh bread, it looked superb eaten alfresco under an Oak tree in the Spanish sun…

Tomato and Chorizo Salad

Tomato and Chorizo Salad

A great use for our paprika laden Yorkshire Chorizo.

For the Yorkshire Dales version you could use Yellison Farm Goat’s cheese, Metcalfe’s Yorkshire Rapeseed oil and Yorkshire Chorizo all available from Paganum.

You can watch the episode on Channel 4oD or buy the book Jamie Does Spain on Amazon

Jamie Oliver Does Spain

Jamie Oliver Does Spain

About cwildman

Local Food Evangelist, 5th Generation Butcher based in the Yorkshire Dales, England. Town End Farm Shop, Artisan Butchery & Charcuterie, Home of The Yorkshire Chorizo.
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6 Responses to Jamie Oliver’s Tomato and Chorizo Salad

  1. Matt says:

    Made this last night for evening snack, absolutly gorgeous. We had it with some nice organic French bread. Only problem is, everyone I’m the office is keeping their distance, over did it with the garlic!!


  2. It made me hungry just reading the recipe. Going to try this over the weekend


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  4. C Robertson says:

    Made it with NZ tomatoes and Olive oil, delicious. Definately making this again for our summer here,…….


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