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Slow Carb Recipes: White Beans with Chorizo

This is a quick and easy recipe inspired by Nigella Lawson. It only needs one pan, some minor preparation, is quickly cooked yet tickles your tastebuds with complex flavors. It’s also a great recipe for everyone who follows Tim Ferriss’ slow carb diet from his book the Four Hour Body.

Total time

15-20 min depending on your knife skills



What you need for two servings:

250g white beans (fresh if possible, otherwise frozen)*
75g Chorizo (or any other spicy sausage)
6-8 cherry tomatoes
1 small spring onion
1 teaspoon of spicy sauce like Tabasco, Piripiri etc
salt, pepper

* If you use fresh white beans in this recipe like I did, cook them in hot water for about 10-15 min depending on their size. No seasoning needed in this step.


To make the cooking process as easy as possible, make sure to have a good “mis en place” which means that you prepare all the cutting in advance.

For this recipe cut the Chorizo in small dice, quarter the cherry tomatoes, dice the white part of the spring onion and slice the green part into rings.

Then put the Chorizo in a pan on medium heat. The idea is to get the fat out of the sausage along with its spices and give the dice a nice crispy crust. Be careful, the paprica in the Chorizo can turn black pretty fast. Keep on stirring and as soon as the the sausage is crisp, take it out of the oil and put it on a plate.

Next put in the white part of the spring onion and fry it until it turns slightly translucent. Then add the cherry tomatoes, white beans and spicy sauce of your choice. You can also add a pit of water or stock depending on how much sauce you want to have with your dish. Cook the beans until they have the consistency you like. It should take between five to ten minutes, don’t cook them too long or they turn mushy.

In a last step add the Chorizo dice, mix well and season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with the green part of the spring onion.