Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Vegan Chorizo-Orzo Salad

Serves 4

  • 1 package Upton’s Naturals Chorizo Seitan
  • 1/2 lb orzo pasta
  • 1 10 oz can corn, drained
  • 1 10 oz can black beans, drained
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp roasted red pepper, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt, pepper, crushed red pepper to taste

  1. Follow cooking instructions on package for orzo.
  2. Sauté Seitan chorizo with garlic, red pepper, 1 Tbsp oil. When it begins to brown, add the corn and beans. Mix well and continue to cook for a minute or two.
  3. Remove from heat and mix with cooked orzo in a large bowl.
  4. Toss with 1 Tbsp olive oil, cilantro, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper to taste. Can be served hot or chilled.