Apple Sausage Salad with Cinnamon Vinaigrette
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
- 4 slices cinnamon-raisin bread
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- Dash pepper
- 1 package (12 ounces) fully cooked apple chicken sausage links, cut diagonally in 1/2-inch-thick slices
- 2 packages (5 ounces each) spring mix salad greens
- 2 cups sliced fresh Bartlett pears
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
- 1/2 cup dried sweet cherries
- Preheat oven to 375°. Cut each slice of bread into 12 cubes; scatter over a 15x10-in. pan. Bake until toasted, 8-10 minutes, stirring halfway. Cool 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine next six ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake until blended. In a large nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until browned and heated through, 2-3 minutes per side.
- Divide salad greens among six dinner-size plates; add sausage to each plate. Top with pear slices, walnuts, cherries and croutons. Shake dressing again; spoon over salad and serve immediately.
Editor's NoteTo toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts1 serving: 404 calories, 23g fat (4g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 441mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 5g fiber), 14g protein.
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Jul 12, 2017
Delicious! The whole family really enjoyed this salad!
Nov 14, 2016
Wow! The best croutons I have ever eaten! I added pistachios, a chopped apple, and a shredded carrot. So delicious! Thanks Kim, for sharing this recipe!
Oct 19, 2016
Absolutely loved this! The vinaigrette is amazing and the combo is great! I had picky eaters so I left off the walnuts and cherries and added a Cinnamon Apple cheese from Happy Farms!