This Chicken Sausage Salad post is sponsored by al fresco.
Fall showed up last week!! Sort of. I mean the “cooler” temps might disappear again. And by fall, I mean highs went down to the 70s most days. Compared to those 90 and 100 degree days, however, this is fall enough for me for the moment! So if the scorching heat is gone, that means some fall flavors are happening in the kitchen…
Sadly, what didn’t disappear with those high temps was our need for fast, easy (and oftentimes last minute) dinner ideas! I know you’re here with me. Some days, I have it planned out, others not so much! C’est la vie, right? Luckily, al fresco has our backs and is now selling individually wrapped sausages with last minute dinner flavors mixed in.
First up is this “Salad Night Rotisserie Style Chicken Sausage.” Instead of having to make or buy a rotisserie chicken and then cut or shred it up for your salad, you can easily warm and slice these links to add to your dish!
Chicken Sausage Salad
One of my favorite salads is a fall salad. Those fresh apple slices and that maple dressing somehow warm the soul even though salads are usually a summer thing! What I love about this particular chicken sausage salad recipe is that I almost always have all the ingredients on hand – some type of salad greens, apples, onions, maple syrup, pecans, and either feta or goat cheese!
With so much going on each day (even when most of it includes caring for a 3 month old!), coming up with dinner ideas is just as hard as getting it all together and served at an appropriate time. I love that these sausages literally give you the idea for dinner! And while I don’t often think of big salads for dinner at home, I totally love the idea of this easy to throw together dish that takes little time and is super filling.
This particular chicken sausage salad with fall flavors features maple syrup in the dressing, pecans, and sliced apples. You could easily do pear slices and switch up the nuts for almonds or walnuts. You can add some dried cranberries if you don’t have the fresh fruit and, obviously, switch out what cheese you crumble on top!!
CHICKEN SAUSAGE SALAD
Get ready for a seasonal, easy, and delicious dinner (or lunch) with this chicken sausage salad made with sliced apples and feta cheese. Enjoy the flavors of fall in this fab, last-minute recipe!
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
- Pinch black pepper
- 8 cups mixed lettuce greens
- 1 apple cored and sliced
- ¼ of a large red onion sliced
al fresco salad night rotisserie style chicken sausagewarmed according to package directions and sliced
- ½ cup roasted chopped pecans
- ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
Add all the dressing ingredients to a small jar with a lid. Secure the lid and shake well for 30 seconds to blend all ingredients. Set it aside.
Add the greens to a large salad bowl. Top with the apple, onion, and warm sausage. Add the pecans and feta. Toss gently to mix the salad ingredients. Pour the dressing over the salad just before serving, or serve the dressing on the side.
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