Spicy Chorizo Peas For One

Spicy Chorizo Peas For One – peas seasoned with crumbled chorizo, onions, garlic, and mint and served over rice.

Spicy Chorizo Peas For One - peas seasoned with crumbled chorizo, onions, garlic, and mint and served over rice.  | One Dish Kitchen

A few weeks ago, my husband and I visited a downtown Houston restaurant called Blacksmith. This quaint coffee shop served up the most delicious breakfast on their outdoor patio which was so nice to enjoy on a comfortable Sunday morning.

Two of their menu offerings inspired me to create new recipes for One Dish Kitchen. The Smoked Salmon with Eggs and Pesto, which I shared recently and now, this easy peas and chorizo recipe.

When thinking about chorizo recipes I’m not sure I would have thought to combine chorizo with peas but was so intrigued when I saw it listed on the menu, I knew right away that I had to try it.

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Peas and Chorizo Recipe

My version of Chorizo Peas is quite different than the one we ate at Blacksmiths. While I loved the idea of their dish, I tasted only chorizo and peas in their version and not much else.  Although it was tasty, I wanted more spice and flavor.

In my peas and chorizo recipe, you won’t find any shortage of spice or flavor. This recipe starts out by sautéing onions and garlic in olive oil.  

Then the peas are added to the pan where the absorb the wonderful flavors from the onions and garlic.

Cooked chorizo is stirred in, and Cotija cheese is sprinkled over the top as well as torn mint leaves.

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Serve these spicy chorizo peas over white rice for a wonderful meal perfect for anyone cooking for one.


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Spicy Chorizo Peas Recipe

Spicy Chorizo Peas For One - peas seasoned with crumbled chorizo, onions, garlic and mint and served over rice. This recipe for one makes the perfect meal for anyone cooking for one.

Spicy Chorizo Peas For One

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Main Dish
Keyword: chorizo
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 720kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 6 ounces Chorizo , removed from casing and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 cup peas
  • 2 mint leaves , torn
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 2-3 tablespoons crumbled Cotija cheese


  • Heat the oil in a small skillet on medium-low heat.
  • Add the chorizo and cook until browned, about 10 minutes, breaking up any large pieces.
  • Remove the cooked chorizo from the pan and place on a plate lined with a paper towel to drain.
  • Place the skillet back on the stove and add the onions and garlic to the pan and cook until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the peas and cook, stirring occasionally for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the cooked chorizo.  Remove pan from the heat and stir in the mint.
  • Serve over rice and top with crumbled Cotija cheese


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 720kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 391mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 26.8% | Vitamin C: 75% | Calcium: 22% | Iron: 14.8%
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The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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