Thursday, February 26, 2009

Warm Spinach Salad with Grilled Sausage

We have a great grocery store here in Texas, HEB...Here Everythings Better. We bought some smoked jalapeno sausage that they were sampling the other night, and man these were good. They were Shiner brand, just like the beer.

4 sausages (about 1 pound)
4 plum tomatoes, cut in half

1 onion, sliced

4 T. olive oil

bag of spinach

1 T. balsamic vinegar

1 T. spicy brown mustard

  1. Heat grill to medium-high. With a fork, prick the sausages in several places. Grill, turning occasionally, until cooked through, 10-12 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile brush tomatoes and onions with one tablespoon of oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill until tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl, and add the spinach, and toss.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, and the remaining 3 tablespoons of the oil, salt and pepper. Serve sausages with the spinach salad and dressing.

The Verdict: Easy and good. I also made a basic polenta recipe, cooled it, sliced it, and grilled it. It made a nice light side dish. The dressing in the recipe is amazing, and might be my new go to salad dressing!! To season the tomatoes and onions, I used a new sea salt that I just won on Joelens blog, and the flavor was great. The sea salt is from Urban Accents, and it is their Isle of Capri Seasoned Sea Salt. YUM!