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Throw Together Salad

I used this recipe as a baseline and threw together radishes, cucumbers, tomatoes, green and red onions, chevre and avocado with arugula, herbs and spring mix for my version of a "throw together salad".
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine French
Keyword salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author The Cowgirl Gourmet is sharing Cowgirl Chef's recipe from her new cookbook, Texas Cooking with a French Accent


  • 16 thin slices of chorizo or other spicy cured sausage
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce cut into 2-inch/5 cm strips of roughly torn
  • 2 ripe apricots pits removed and cut into 8 slices each (peaches is what she's going to use this week)
  • 3/4 cup 75 grams pecans, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons crumbled feta
  • Big splash of balsamic vinegar
  • A few glugs of extra virgin olive oil
  • Dash of sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Fry up your chorizo until crisp in a skillet, just as you would with bacon, and let it drain on paper towels.
  2. Put the romaine, apricots, pecans and feta in a big bowl. Add the warm and crispy chorizo. Right before serving, splash on some balsamic vinegar and olive oil, along with a bit of sea salt and pepper.

  3. Toss and serve.