Grilled Sausage Okra and Tomato Salad

Grilled Sausage Okra and Tomato Salad

Dinner ready in an hour! Enjoy this delicious grilled sausage and veggies salad topped with vinegar dressing – a hearty meal.

Prep Time

1:00

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Total Time

1:00

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Makes

4

servings

1
package (12 oz) fully cooked chicken sausage
1
tablespoon olive oil
1/2
teaspoon pepper
3 1/2
cups water
1
teaspoon salt
1
lb okra, rinsed, ends removed
4
medium plum (Roma) tomatoes, quartered
1
cup red wine vinegar dressing
4
slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
4
cups mixed salad greens (from a 5-oz bag)
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil
8
green onions, sliced (1/2 cup)
  1. Heat gas or charcoal grill.
  2. Brush sausages with oil, sprinkle with pepper; place on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 12 to 14 minutes, turning occasionally until browned and heated thoroughly, set aside to cool, about 10 minutes. Cut diagonally into 1/2-inch slices.
  3. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat water and salt to boil over high heat; add okra. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  4. In medium bowl, toss okra, tomatoes in 1/2 cup of the dressing . Place vegetables in grill basket (grill “wok”), or place directly on grill rack; reserve dressing.
  5. Place grill basket on grill over medium heat; cover grill. Grill vegetables, brushing with reserved dressing after 5 minutes. Grill for an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until tender. Cool 10 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon, set aside.
  7. On 4 individual serving plates, arrange salad greens. Top each with sausage and grilled vegetables. Drizzle with remaining 1/2 cup dressing. Garnish with basil, onions, bacon and pepper. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings (1 cup salad, 1/2 cup sausage, 1 cup okra and tomatoes mixture)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 440
    • (Calories from Fat 230),
  • Total Fat 26g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 40mg;
  • Sodium 2460mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 35g
    • (Dietary Fiber 6g,
    • Sugars 24g),
  • Protein 17g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 3 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.