Chorizo & Cabbage Salad

I know this combination might sound a little bizarre, but it’s a take on the Smokey Broccoli Salad from the #BetterWithBRITA cooking campaign.

Find out more here and how to win your own BRITA Marella Water Jug!

So on to the recipe

You can find the actual recipe details for the Smokey Broccoli salad here, but the details below relate to my take on it due to not having the required ingredients.

Chorizo & Cabbage Salad


  • 1 cabbage – as many full leaves as possible cut into strips
  • 1 Red Onion thinly sliced
  • 1 Garlic clove thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Red Chill sliced
  • 100g Green Lentils (need soaking overnight!) or Puy Lentils
  • 500g Chicken Stock (I use Knorr Reduced Salt) made with BRITA Filtered Water
  • 200g Chorizo Sausage
  • 10g butter


Firstly ensure you have soaked your lentils in BRITA filtered water overnight, make sure you allow plenty of water!

To prepare bring the chicken stock to the boil and then add the lentils that have been soaking overnight.

They will need a good 45 minutes to cook so whilst they are cooking you can prepare the rest of the ingredients.

When nearing the end of the lentils cooking time bring a pan of BRITA filtered water to the boil and cook the cabbage for 5 minutes. At the same time put the Chorizo in the oven to cook (mine took 10 minutes so check your cooking directions)

In a frying pan heat the butter then add the remaining ingredients and cook through. Once the Chorizo is cooked, slice and add it to the pan and allow to simmer.

Then drain the cabbage and lentils, put in a bowl and if required season with olive oil. I added a little sesame oil as I’ve run out of Olive Oil (big shop when I get back from my holidays!)

Serve onto a warmed plate then top with the Chorizo mix and serve!

Enjoy… we had an unexpected surprise at just how delicious this dish was!

Chorizo & Cabbage Salad Final

Nutritional Information – Serves 2

  • 521 calories per serving
  • 42.9g Fat!!! (Sorry but we all need a treat once in a while!)
  • 15.8g of which Saturates
  • 28.3g Carbs
  • 9.8g Dietary Fibre
  • 34.3g Protein (See some good in here!)
  • Vit A – 37.8%
  • Vit C – 66.7%
  • Calcium – 7.8%
  • Iron – 17.5%

Perhaps not the healthiest of dishes I usually create but sometimes its great to have something you fancy every now and again and if you eat great during the rest of the day there is no reason why you can’t enjoy this!



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