Spanish Style Tomato and Chorizo Pasta

Spanish Style Tomato and Chorizo Pasta

My 30 minute Spanish Style Tomato and Chorizo Pasta is a delicious fuss free midweek meal. This crowd pleaser is packed with fresh ingredients making it under 500 calories per serving. 

Grow Your Own Food

I perfected this recipe last year using fresh tomatoes which I grew in pots on the patio and in the greenhouse. You can’t beat the flavour of a fresh tomato straight from the vine. This recipe uses tinned tomatoes but you can easily swap them for a mix of fresh homegrown tomatoes.

500 Calorie Tomato and Chorizo Pasta
Fresh is best!

If growing your own tomatoes doesn’t interest you, I encourage you to grow your own parsley for this recipe. The flavour from seed grown herbs over store-bought, is far superior. You also reduce packaging waste and it’s very rewarding to watch your little herbs grow. I also believe growing your own herbs teaches children where their food comes from and they will be more adventurous with food. 

2020 in The Delectable Garden

Last weekend I sowed the seeds for the produce I will be growing this year. I have planted a mix of herbs, salad leaves and vegetables. I hope to make this Spanish Style Tomato and Chorizo Pasta using all my own fresh homegrown produce this summer. 

Recycling
Reusing my tin cans as herb planters

To continue my mission of reducing waste and the impact I have on the planet, I have reused the tomato tin from this recipe. I removed the label from the tin and gave it a wash. I then drilled a couple of drainage holes in the bottom, filled with soil and sowed some parsley seeds. I think they will make interesting planters for the kitchen window sill.

Homemade Vs Store-bought

Why make this Spanish Style Tomato and Chorizo Pasta when you can buy a ready-made tomato sauce? Easy, in 15 minutes you can create a restaurant quality tomato sauce and control what you put in it. No artificial flavourings, colours, preservatives or excessive salt and sugar. Some store-bought tomato sauces can have over 5 teaspoons of sugar in 1 jar! So make the healthier choice and treat your family to a fresh, hearty midweek meal they will devour. 

30 Minute Tomato and Chorizo Pasta
Spanish Style Tomato and Chorizo Pasta Recipe

Spanish Style Tomato and Chorizo Pasta

Spanish Style Tomato and Chorizo Pasta

My 30 minute Spanish Style Tomato and Chorizo Pasta is a delicious fuss free midweek meal. This crowd pleaser is packed with fresh ingredients making it under 500 calories per serving. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: 30 minutes, easy, under 500 calories
Servings: 4
Calories: 473kcal
Author: Lee

Ingredients

  • 1 red onion finely diced
  • 80 g chorizo slices roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 80 g red pesto
  • 40 g tomato puree
  • 440 g chopped tin tomatoes
  • 100 g cherry tomatoes halved
  • 40 g Manchego cheese grated
  • small handful of fresh parsley finely chopped, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 360 g wholewheat pasta
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

Instructions

  • Bring a pan of water to the boil.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. When the pan is hot add the chopped onions, season with salt and pepper and fry for 3 minutes until soft. 
  • Add the chorizo and smoked paprika to the frying pan and fry for 1 minute.
  • Stir the tomato puree, red pesto and garlic into the frying pan and fry for another minute.
  • Pop the pasta into the pan of boiling water, add a pinch of salt and boil as per cooking instructions.
  • Pour the chopped tinned tomatoes into the frying pan and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down, add the cherry tomatos, season with salt and pepper and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • When the pasta is ready, drain it and gently stir into the tomato sauce with the chopped parsley.
  • Serve with sprinkling of Manchego cheese and finely chopped parsley.  

Notes

Have you made any of my recipes? Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @TheDelectableGarden I’d love to see your photos. 
Spice things up, use spicy chorizo and add a medium red chilli. 
Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container and enjoy for lunch the next day.

Looking for simple pasta dishes? Try my Roast Pepper and Feta Pasta Salad.

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Lee