Giant Food recently launched a new "Local Produce Box" where you can get a box of various seasonal local produce delivered to your doorstep for $20! You don't know exactly what's in it until it arrives, so I added a few other supplemental things to my order that I knew I needed and could use to make a meal out of. Since I know I would be covered in the produce department, I also added in a few varieties of locally made Logan Sausage so that no matter what I got it would pair well. My box included tomatoes, bell peppers, corn, peaches, nectarines, cantaloupe, so I decided to go out of my comfort zone and use the peaches and corn in a zesty salad with the Logan's Chicken Chorizo
Spicy Summer Peach and Corn Salad with Mini Chicken Chorizo Meatballs and Honey Tajin Vinaigrette!
Salad with Chicken Chorizo
Mattie DC Foodies
Perfect summer recipe made using local ingredients from two local companies! Makes one large dinner salad, or two small lunch salads.
Two links of Logan's Chicken Chorizo
One head of Romaine Lettuce or greens of your choice
Corn from 1/2 an ear
1 Cup Grape Tomatoes, cut in half
1 peach, cut into slices
2 oz goat cheese (half or more of a standard 4 oz package of goat cheese)
1/3 cup diced red onion
1/2 -1 fresh green jalapeno (depending on spice preference)
2/3 cup Olive oil
1/3 cup White Balsamic Vinaigrette
2 tbsp Honey
2 tbsp Tajin (or similar chili lime seasoning)
Fresh cracked black pepper
Snip the casing off the chorizo links using kitchen scissors and peel back the casing, fully remove the casing and discard.
Using a spatula, separate each sausage link into 5-6 equally sized pieces, and form each piece into a ball.
Add to a dry non-stick pan (oil is not necessary), saute on medium heat while tossing them regularly to ensure even cooking.
Wash and chop all produce and layer into a blow, starting with the romaine lettuce and working your way down the ingredients list, in order. If you prefer a tossed salad, you can mix everything together at once.
Whisk all of the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl or shake them together in a mason jar.
Once the meatballs are browned on all sides, you can cut one open to ensure they are fully cooked. Add them to the top of your salad, and drizzle the desired amount of dressing on top, and enjoy!!