Apple and sausage salad

    Apple and sausage salad


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    About this recipe: This salad has the perfect combination of flavours and textures. Lettuce, rocket, red onion, pecans, blue cheese and sausages are tossed with a lemon-Dijon dressing. Feel free to experiment with other varieties of sausages.

    Serves: 6 

    • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 350g pork and apple sausages, sliced in 1.25cm slices
    • 1 small Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    • 75ml extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 75ml fresh lemon juice
    • sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • 450g mixed lettuce leaves, washed and dried
    • 20g wild rocket leaves, washed and dried
    • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
    • 55g pecans, toasted
    • 70g blue cheese, crumbled

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Place 2 teaspoons olive oil in a frying pan and heat over medium heat. Stir in the sausages; cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
    2. Place the apple slices in a bowl and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Set aside.
    3. To make the dressing, whisk together 75ml olive oil, Dijon mustard, 75ml lemon juice, salt and pepper in a bowl until creamy.
    4. Place the mixed lettuce and rocket leaves in a salad bowl; toss together. Mix in the red onion, pecans, blue cheese and apple slices. Pour the lemon dressing over the salad mixture and toss to coat evenly. Add the sausage and toss again.

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    Made it for a New Year's supper. Everyone loved it - 01 Jan 2013

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