Wilted Spinach & Sausage Salad

A wonderful salad creation! It doesn’t get any better than this!

Everything You Will Need:
  • 1 pound of fresh spinach (net weight, after removing the stems)
  • 1/2 cup of green onion (sliced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound of fresh Italian sausage (removed from the casings)
  • 5 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 4 1/4 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 hard boiled eggs (coarsely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup of sun dried tomatoes (chopped)
  • Parmesan or Romano cheese (grated)
  • Wash the spinach leaves thoroughly, and pat dry on paper towels.
  • Tear the leaves into bite-sized pieces and put into a large bowl.
  • Add the green onion and ground black pepper.
  • Toss the salad and chill it.
  • Just before serving the salad, in a medium-sized frying pan, cook the sausage in the olive oil over medium heat for twelve to fourteen minutes, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon to crumble the sausage, being careful not to crumble the sausage too finely.
  • Add the vinegar, lemon juice, brown sugar, salt and sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Stir all of the ingredients together while simmering for another minute or two.
  • Slowly mix in the hot sausage dressing to the spinach.
  • Toss until the leaves are well coated and slightly wilted.
  • Add the chopped egg to the salad and toss again.
  • Top with the cheese.
  • Serve immediately while sausage is warm.

Serves 4, Perfectly.