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Grilled Summer Sausage Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

8 servings

I love grilling vegetables, especially those straight from the garden. The summer sausage is a fun twist, and the veggies really get to shine in this main dish salad. Fresh garden herbs also taste great mixed into this salad. To amp up the flavor even more, try grilling romaine lettuce instead of using a salad mix. —Noelle Myers, Grand Forks, North Dakota
Grilled Summer Sausage Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 pound garlic summer sausage, casing removed and quartered lengthwise
  • 2 small zucchini, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 yellow summer squash, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, halved and seeded
  • 1 medium sweet orange pepper, halved and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (5 ounces) spring mix salad greens
  • 1/2 English cucumber, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs with leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing

Directions

  1. Brush summer sausage, zucchini, yellow squash and peppers with olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill sausage and vegetables on an oiled rack, covered, over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until crisp-tender. Remove to cutting board; roughly chop vegetables and sausage.
  2. Place salad greens in a large bowl; add cucumber, celery, grilled vegetables and sausage. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat. Divide among 8 bowls. If desired, sprinkle with additional black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

2 cups: 260 calories, 21g fat (6g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 1048mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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