Chorizo is a highly flavored sausage made with lots of paprika and spicy seasonings. Cured varieties are firm, and are sliced or chopped. Fresh chorizo is soft, and crumbles when cooked. Use either variety in this recipe.
Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add chorizo, and sauté 3 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Set aside to drain on paper towels.
Place remaining 1/4 cup olive oil and remaining ingredients in a food processor; pulse until mixture is coarsely chopped. Transfer to a serving bowl, and sprinkle with chorizo. Serve with sliced vegetables or crackers.