But I love salads! And I have been on a major salad
This is one of those salads. Sausage in a salad may seem a little strange, but this sausage is cooked to perfection and works wonderfully with the other ingredients of this salad. Eric and I both loved this. I served this with some simple tomato bruschetta and had a meal that Eric has asked for every week since.
I call that salad success!
One Year Ago: Creamy Fruit Salad
Two Years Ago: Lemon Cream Squares
Three Years Ago: Tomato Bruschetta Chicken
Avocado Salad with Sweet Italian Sausage
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Serves: 4
1/3 cup olive oil
1 1/2 pound sweet Italian sausage
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon herbs de Provence
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt and black pepper
1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
2 avocados, halved and sliced
1 (8-ounce) package salad greens
Heat 2 tablespoon olive oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then cook sausages, turning over once, until well browned, about 8 minutes total.
Add 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, water and herbs de Provence. Cover, cook, stirring occasionally, until sausages are fully cooked, about 5-8 minutes. When cooked thoroughly, remove from pan and cool slightly and slice.
Mix thoroughly the remaining olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sugar, and salt and pepper to form dressing.
Gently toss the avocado, salad greens, tomatoes, sausage and dressing. Serve immediately.
adapted from here and here