Cumin-Spiced Potatoes with Chorizo

Serves 10

The smoky chorizo pairs perfectly with tender potatoes seasoned with just the right touch of cumin. I love bringing it to a party because it travels well, and it’s always a big hit. Make this gluten-free holiday side dish a couple of days in advance and check it off your to-do list.



  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound. raw chorizo sausage*, casings removed
  • 4 cloves garlic, whole
  • 3¾ pounds potatoes, Yukon Gold or red, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 7 green onions, white and green parts, thinly sliced
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 large Gala or Cripps Pink apple, cored, chopped
  • ¾ cup chopped parsley
  • ¾ cup Vegenaise or mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2½ teaspoons salt
  • 1¼ teaspoons black pepper
  • 1¼ teaspoons cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika


Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add chorizo sausage*. Use a spatula to break it up into pieces. Cook until browned and cooked through, about 12-15 minutes. Remove the browned chorizo pieces with a slotted spoon and place into a large bowl. Set aside.


Bring a big pot of water to boil. Add the garlic cloves and boil for 7 minutes. Remove cloves with a slotted spoon or tongs. Add the potato pieces. Boil until fork tender, about 10-12 minutes.


Drain the potatoes in a colander and immediately place them into the large bowl with the chorizo. While the potatoes are still warm, add the remaining ingredients. Mix well. Let it cool completely. Then, place in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving. Serve cold or at room temperature.


*Cook’s tip: You can substitute dry-cured chorizo. Chop it before adding to the oil and cook until browned, about 5-10 minutes.


Make-ahead tip: You can make this dish up to 2 days in advance. The longer it sits, the better it tastes.

Nutrition Analysis: 490 cal, 31 g fat, 40 mg chol, 1270 mg sodium, 37 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 4 g sugar, 15 g protein.

Lauren Marie, who writes the popular gluten-free food blog, never lets her gluten allergy hold her back from enjoying the delicious things in life.