Thursday, June 7, 2012

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Spinach & Feta Salad


I love experimenting with different ingredients when making a Salad and substituting the Green Lettuce with Spinach. Who does not like a good salad with a little Meat??? I do..... Chicken Sausage has become a favorite addition to my salads. Chicken Sausage can be found at many supermarkets and Walmart; look for brands such as Hillshire Farm and Johnsonville. Here is what you need to make this scrumptious Salad...

Ingredients:
  • 1 package (12oz.) Chicken Sausage, cut in thin slices
  • 1 medium Red Pepper, chopped
  • 1 package (8oz.) Fresh Sliced Mushrooms
  • 1 small Red Onion, chopped
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup Feta Cheese. I used Athenos Garlic Herb
  • 1 bag (10 oz.) Spinach
  • 2 cups(4oz.) Dole Mandarin Oranges, drained
  • 2-3 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
    I used Ken's Steak House


Directions:
  1. In large Sautee Pan; heat Olive Oil. Add onion, red pepper and garlic. Cook until vegetables are soft.
  2. Add Mushrooms and cook for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Set vegetables aside.


  4. Add sliced Chicken Sausage to the pan and saute for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Add vegetables and Balsamic Vinaigrette. Cook an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the Dressing thickens.


  6. Lay a bed of Spinach on your serving plate. Arrange Medley on top. Sprinkle with Feta Cheese and Mandarin Oranges.

And here it is...

I love the bright color from the Mandarin Oranges.
What do you think?? Is it a Meal or simply a Salad? You Decide!!!
In the words of Rachel Ray; "DELISH"....
Bon Appetite.

9 comments:

  1. Doesn't that look good! So colorful!

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  2. That looks great! I have never heard of chicken sausage. Going to have to try some. Thanks so much for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday!

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  3. We are hooked on chicken/apple and chicken/bacon/pineapple at our house for summer and I love the addition of feta to this salad! YUM! Thanks for sharing your recipe at the {what's shakin' link party} this week!!

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  5. This salad looks really good. I never thought to add sausage to a salad. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

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  6. Perfect summertime salad! Looks fabulous! Thanks for linking up with us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you next week! -The Sisters

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