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Enjoy the healing flavors of this simple and affordable sausage salad. Creamy avocado and crunchy pumpkin seeds provide a filling healthy fat source. The fiber from the greens will keep you feeling great for hours after you eat this meal. Best of all, these salads pack easy and make a great lunch.
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
Serves: 48 oz
  • Sausage Links, NOT ANTIBIOTICS, Chicken, 4 links
  • Optional: Onion, Chopped, ½X
  • Optional: Bay Leaf, 1X
  • Butter or Ghee, 2 tbsp
  • Salad Greens, Bagged 16 oz OR Whole Heads 2X
  • Pumpkin Seeds, ½ cup
  • Radishes, Sliced, 3X
  • Avocado, Sliced, 2X
  • Salad Dressing, Balsamic Vinaigrette, 8 tbsp
  1. Fill a medium-sized sauce pan with cold, filtered water. Bring it to a boil on high heat.
  2. Once the water is boiling, turn the heat off completely. Add the optional half chopped onion, bay leaf and sausages. Let stand, covered with a lid, for 15 minutes. If you pulled frozen sausages directly from the freezer allow them to poach for about 20 minutes.
  3. Prep your salads by splitting the greens into 3 or 4 containers. Top with pumpkin seeds and radish slices.
  4. Bring a medium or large skillet up to medium heat. Add the butter to the pan and allow it to melt. Pan fry all sides of the sausages until golden brown. It’s about 3 minutes per side.
  5. Once the sausages have finished browning, remove from the skillet, and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Give them a few minutes to cool down then cut into even pieces. Evenly distribute the sausages in the 3 or 4 servings being made.
  6. Avocado browns quickly, so I prefer to slice or dice the green fruit each morning before I leave for work. Always slice the side of the avocado that the big seed does not stick to. Leave the seed in the unused half and refrigerate until later use. The seed will keep it from browning. Likewise, I wait until the minute before I am going to eat the salad to pour the dressing over it. A dressed salad will wilt after an hour or so.
Recipe by Diabetic Meal Plan | Diabetic Food List | Diabetic Desserts by Five Hour Diabetic at http://fivehourdiabetic.com/entree-salad-with-sausage/