Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Warm Spinach Salad with Sausage & Potatoes

Here is a salad you're sure to love. Made with roasted vegetables, chicken sausage and topped with a light balsamic dressing, it will definitely fill you up. I'm always looking for new ways to enjoy salad and this is my new favorite. I made a few changes to use what we had on hand. I left out the asparagus and used purple potatoes because they looked fun. This makes a delicious, quick and easy weeknight dinner.

Source: For the Love of Cooking

4 garlic and herb chicken sausages
8-10 vine ripe tomatoes, halved
1 red onion, sliced into chunks
1 cup of baby potatoes
1 cup mushrooms, quartered
8-10 spears of asparagus, ends removed
4-5 cloves of garlic (leave skins on)
Olive oil, to taste
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
12 oz fresh spinach
Feta cheese


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray. Chop the tomatoes in half, quarter the mushrooms and chop the onion. Place the tomatoes, onion chunks, mushrooms and baby potatoes on the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place in the oven and roast for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the asparagus and continue to roast for 10 minutes or until the asparagus and potatoes are fork tender.

While the veggies are roasting, cook the sausage in a skillet over medium heat for 10 minutes or until done.

Balsamic and Mustard Dressing:

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp whole grain mustard
1 clove of garlic
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Whisk the vinegar, olive oil, mustard, water, garlic then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, until well combined.

Once the veggies are out of the oven, carefully remove the skin from the garlic and then slice. Toss the warm veggies and sliced sausages with the spinach and dressing until evenly coated. Serve immediately and enjoy.


Macaroni and Cheesecake said...

So glad to see you posting again!:) I've missed your blog!! Hope you are doing great! This looks delcious!

Krystal said...

Yes, I'm agree with Steph! Glad you are back in the posting mix! This sounds fabulous!!

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