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Warm Spinach Salad With Grilled Sausage

Prep: 30 minutes; Cook: 12 minutes.

Health JULY 2009

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1/4 salad)


  • 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.


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Nutritional Information

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

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