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 60 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

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.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
230),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
26%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
2460mg
2460%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
24g
24%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%;
Vitamin C
70%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
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.