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Sausage Spinach Salad Recipe

Sausage Spinach Salad Recipe

Want a fast way to turn a salad into a hearty meal? Add sausage. The mustard dressing also goes with smoked salmon or chicken. — Deborah Williams, Peoria, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 fully cooked Italian chicken sausage links (3 ounces each), cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 medium onion, halved and sliced
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon stone-ground mustard

Directions

  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat. Add sausage and onion; cook and stir until sausage is lightly browned and onion is crisp-tender.
  • 2. Place spinach in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk vinegar, mustard and remaining oil. Drizzle over spinach; toss to coat. Add sausage mixture; serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2-1/2 cups equals 244 calories, 16 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 581 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.