Thursday, April 18, 2013

sausage-potato salad

Ok, so you might be thinking that sausage and potatoes should not be in the same sentence as salad.  But, hear me out....this little combo is one of those meals that is comforting and feels a little unhealthy but it is actually a really great healthy option.  I love when a healthy salad tastes like delicious comfort food.

This salad was inspired by an appetizer/snack a friend of mine always makes.  She puts pieces of chicken sausage, potato, and arugula on a skewers and serves with a mustard dipping sauce.  So simple and so good!  I can eat like fifty of them in one sitting.

sausage-potato salad {for one}
-salad greens {any type will do}
-one chicken sausage {my favorite is Trader Joe's sundried tomato}
-one small golden potato {a little smaller than the palm of your hand}
-honey mustard dressing {my favorite is Newman's Own lite honey mustard}

Chop the potato into small pieces and put it in the microwave {or boil until just fork tender} for three minutes.  While the potato is cooking, cut the sausage into small pieces and toss in a non-stick skillet to brown and heat through.

Once the potato is fork tender, throw it in the pan with the sausage for a minute so that it can brown a little.

Fill a plate with salad greens, top with the warm potato and sausage and drizzle with a little dressing.  Perfection.


  1. Sounds delicious and Newman's Lite Honey Mustard is serious the, we always have it in our fridge!

  2. I can't vouch for the sausage, being vegetarian, though I imagine it's good. For those who don't eat meat, I will say that warm potatoes in salad are really unexpectedly good. Use the same dressing and try also incorporating goat cheese and some baguette on the side--or even better, toast goat cheese onto pieces of baguette and put those on the salad too!

    -Emma from

    1. I totally agree. I am a fan of adding warm ingredients to salads...roasted brussels sprouts is another good one!

  3. I need to pick up some new salad dressings! The salad looks delicious!

    xx Denysia Yu

  4. haven't been having delicious, healthy salad in awhile - i should go and rediscover all that goodness in a good salad again!

    P.S. it'll be really awesome if you check out my Outfit post at Fashion Week Sydney!


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