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Sausage Spinach Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

2 servings

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
Sausage Spinach Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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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, 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.

Nutrition 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 vegetable, 2 lean meat, 2 fat.

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