Honestly, I just thought this was such a pretty salad that I had to make it. I fired up the grill and put up four spicy Italian chicken sausages on the grate. While that was cooking, I got the salad ingredients ready. One-two-six – easy and delicious dinner to make after work, or any time. It’s company-worthy, too.
Chicken sausage salad
4 spicy Italian chicken sausages
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 cups mixed greens
1 cup basil, torn into medium pieces
1 15-ounce can small white beans, drained and washed
1 jarred roasted red pepper
12 kalamata olives, pitted
1/2 cup artichoke hearts
Heat grill to medium high and cook sausage until golden brown on both sides.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk the olive oil, lemon and black pepper together. Add the greens and the basil. Spread the dressed greens on a large serving plate, then add the washed and drained beans.
Finely chop each of the remaining ingredients separately, then plate them on top of the beans and greens in a decorative pattern of your choice.
When the sausage is finished cooking, let it rest for a moment, then add to your salad plate. Serves 2 to 4.