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Kielbasa Summer Salad Recipe

Kielbasa Summer Salad Recipe

The unexpected combination of flavors and textures in this cool salad sparks taste buds. It can be a main course for a luncheon or a side dish at a dinner or a barbecue. I've gotten many compliments sharing it as a potluck dish. -Sara Primarolo, Sanquoit, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:10 servings


  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, halved and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 medium tart apples, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 4 large green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a nonstick skillet, brown sausage. Drain on paper towels. In a large bowl, combine peas, apples, green pepper, onions and sausage.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the dressing ingredients. Pour over sausage mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 192 calories, 12g fat (0 saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 561mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 meat, 1 fat.

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Ruffshse User ID: 4225266 48505
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2014

"made this for super bowl ,everyone really enjoyed it . its a keeper ,so in my recipe box it goes . will be making it again .good combination of flavors ."

tkuehl User ID: 931784 17839
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"I too have had similar success with this recipe, especially at church potlucks. People are unsure, and usually hesitant at first, but before the event is over, they are asking for the recipe. I love the heartiness of the salad, really could be a meal all in itself for a salad luncheon. I love to get a good crispy caramelization on the enhances the flavors. Love it and will make it again."

vanderbeck User ID: 1047120 82730
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2010

"I have made this recipe for a number of years now for family and friends and people always comment on how unexpected the combination of flavors and how good it is. I have handed out many copies of this recipe."

jobrad525 User ID: 1377834 48502
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2009

"It says its for summer, but I think its great for fall when apples are in season! Great for a low carb diet and quick to make! It works well with other sausages too!"

vaughtvl User ID: 1528424 23094
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2008

"I've had the same experience with taking this salad to potlucks! The combination of flavors is so very good!"

hamptonian User ID: 3120871 47428
Reviewed May. 17, 2008

"I've taken this to several potlucks, and people always love it. A great, crisp, refreshing salad that's also hearty."

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