Tomatoes With Sausage and Green Goddess Dressing
- 3/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
- 3/4 cup low-fat sour cream
- 1/4 cup white wine or tarragon vinegar
- 4 canned anchovy fillets, chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon leaves, plus more for garnish
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives, plus more for garnish
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
- 1 cup dried quinoa
- 4 low-fat chicken sausages (about 12 ounces)
- 8 ounces mixed salad greens
- 1 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced (about 6 ounces)
1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a blender. Blend well, scraping down sides of blender several times to incorporate all ingredients; reserve.
2. Combine quinoa with 2 cups water in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer. Cook, covered, over low heat, until water has been absorbed and quinoa is tender (about 12 minutes); reserve.
3. Cook the sausages in a skillet with 1/4-inch water, over medium heat, turning occasionally. Continue cooking until the water evaporates and sausages brown slightly (about 10 minutes); transfer to a cutting board, and slice into 1-inch pieces.
4. Scatter the quinoa over a large platter. Arrange salad greens, tomatoes, onion, and sausages over quinoa; drizzle with the reserved dressing. Sprinkle salad with tarragon, chives, and a final dash of coarse black pepper.
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- Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup quinoa, 1 sausage, and about 1 1/2 cups salad)
|Calories per serving:||409|
|Fat per serving:||15.2g|
|Saturated fat per serving:||3.8g|
|Monounsaturated fat per serving:||2.1g|
|Polyunsaturated fat per serving:||3.7g|
|Protein per serving:||24g|
|Carbohydrate per serving:||44g|
|Fiber per serving:||7g|
|Cholesterol per serving:||79mg|
|Iron per serving:||4mg|
|Sodium per serving:||631mg|
|Calcium per serving:||66mg|
Good to Know
Quinoa is simple to cook and full of protein. Add that to what you’re getting from the chicken sausage, and you’ll have a good portion of the protein you need daily.