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Warm Spinach Salad With Grilled Sausage

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  • 4 (2-ounce) chicken sausages
  • 12 plum tomatoes, cut in half crosswise
  • 1 onion, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick rings
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 3 bunches spinach, thick stems removed (about 10 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


1. Prepare grill.

2. Prick sausages in several places with a fork. Grill, turning occasionally, 8 minutes or until hot throughout.

3. Combine tomatoes, onion, 1/2 tablespoon oil, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Grill 5–6 minutes per side for onion and 2–3 minutes per side for tomato or until charred and tender. Transfer to a large bowl; toss with spinach.

4. In a small bowl, whisk together mustard, vinegar, remaining 1 tablespoon oil, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Slice sausages, and serve with vegetables and dressing.

    Prep: 30 minutes; Cook: 12 minutes.
  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1/4 salad)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 203
Fat per serving: 10g
Saturated fat per serving: 2g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 4g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Protein per serving: 14g
Carbohydrate per serving: 15g
Fiber per serving: 5g
Cholesterol per serving: 31mg
Iron per serving: 4mg
Sodium per serving: 657mg
Calcium per serving: 110mg