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Artichoke and Chorizo Salad



  • Globe Artichokes – 12 small
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Olive Oil – 2 tblsp
  • Orange-fleshed Melon – 1 small (such as cantaloupe)
  • Chorizo Sausage – 200 gms, outer casing removed
  • Fresh Tarragon or Flat-leaf Parsley Sprigs – to garnish

For the Dressing:

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 3 tblsp
  • Red Wine Vinegar – 1 tblsp
  • Prepared Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Fresh Tarragon – 1 tblsp, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Cut the artichokes into quarters and brush with lemon juice to prevent discolouration.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy-based frying pan.
  3. Add the prepared artichokes and fry, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until the artichoke leaves are golden brown.
  4. Remove from the frying pan, transfer to a large serving bowl and leave to cool.
  5. To prepare the melon, cut in half and scoop out the seeds with a spoon.
  6. Cut the flesh into bite-sized cubes.
  7. Add to the cooled artichokes.
  8. Cut the chorizo into bite-sized chunks and add to the melon and artichokes.
  9. To make the dressing, put all the ingredients into a small screw-top jar and shake until well blended.
  10. Just before serving, pour the dressing over the prepared salad ingredients and toss together.
  11. Serve the salad garnished with tarragon.

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