Choripan is one of the most popular street foods in our country and it has several variations depending on what type of sausage or seasonings the customers want to enjoy. Usually they eat their sandwiches standing next to the vendor that always sells something to drink, cold and refreshing in the summer or hot and comforting during the winter.
Making choripan at home is very easy and you can have it ready in less that half an hour if you have the ingredients in your kitchen. For this recipe I chose a chipotle sausage but you can use Italian or any other. Grill it or cook it in a skillet until golden brown. If two sausages seem like too much for you, cut one of them in half and use the two halves as if each was a sausage. It will be lighter and lower in calories this way.
Combine the diced ingredients to make the tropical salsa. Would you like it hot? Add some heat to this dish using habanero peppers or diced rocoto. If you have the tropical salsa to top the sausages with ready beforehand, you’ll have a tasty and flavorful dish in minutes, and I have no doubt you’ll go back to it many times. Other Peruvian options are the ubiquitous Salsa Criolla or several chili pepper sauces, like Aji Amarillo Sauce.
For this recipe the quality of the ingredients is very important. Canned read beans are handy if you want to save time but it’s better if you have beans cooked at home. Also choose ripe and juicy tomatoes and creamy avocados. The plantain must be very ripe because its sweetness is going to make this dish spectacular. And I always like to buy the best quality meat products, organic and grass-fed whenever possible, not just because they taste better, but they’re also better for my health.
I wanted my sandwich to be as low in calories and fat as possible, that’s why I decided to use Flatout Foldit, which are also a good source of fiber and of course perfect for wraps, pinwheels, and super easy pizzas that you can prepare in the blink of an eye. Seriously, so easy. And no guilt! With Flatout less is more…less calories, carbs, time….and lots of great flavors and convenient options!
As you can see every Flatout is a blank canvas; it’s a perfect partner to help people of all ages make healthier choices while enjoying delicious food. Finally season the choripan with mustard, chili sauce, mayonnaise or other condiments, top the sausages with the tropical salsa and dig in! (Don’t forget to have several napkins at hand!)
- ½ cup red beans, cooked
- 2 tablespoons onion, diced
- 1 tomato, diced
- ½ avocado, diced
- ½ ripe plantain, peeled, fried and diced
- Salt and pepper
- Juice of 1 lime (or lemon)
- Cilantro leaves
- 2 sausages
- 1 Flatout Foldit
- Lettuce leaves
- Chili pepper sauce (optional)
- Mayonnaise (optional)
- Combine the beans, onion, tomato, avocado, fried plantain, salt, pepper, lime juice and cilantro leaves. Reserve.
- Cook the sausages in a skillet or in the grill until cooked through.
- Put the Flatout Foldit in a plate, cover with a lettuce leaf, put the sausages on top.
- Drizzle with mustard or chili pepper sauce, top with the tropical salsa, fold the Flatbread and serve immediately.