This warm chorizo and chickpea salad is a wonderful combination of flavours and textures. Irish Gubeen Smokehouse does an excellent chorizo. You could replace it with sausages if the chorizo is too spicy for your taste. I like to serve this salad warm, but it would also be good at room temperature, especially as part of a dinner.

Just as tasty is the bacon and Cashel Blue salad. Cashel Blue cheese has become a great success, and when I was filming for Home Chef I even came across it in Dubai.