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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


  • 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


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

Reviews for Sausage Spinach Salad

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SimpleFoods 231795
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2015

"I will make this and know we'll enjoy it; however, instead of mixing the dressing "in a small bowl", I will mix it in the pan where I fried the sausage and onions (after the pan has cooled, not hot). As I stir/mix that, it will loosen any residual scrapings that will only add to the wonderful taste!"

Moonbeam81 132008
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2014

"Very tasty. We added fresh herbs to spice it up a bit more. This is a go to for dinner."

CatMurphy 192149
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2014

"This was a nice change from the typical hot bacon and spinach salad."

MurphyNJ 177517
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2014

"When I made this, I ending up putting the spinach in the skillet also - when the sausage and onions were just about fully cooked. I continued sautéing until the spinach was cooked down.. Delicious!"

gucci65 115561
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2014

"Made this for friends for lunch. Used white balsamic vinegar. How wonderful. !!!!!!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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