Serves 4| Hands-On Time: 30m| Total Time: 30m


  • 4 Italian sausages (about 1 pound)
  • 8 plum tomatoes, cut in half crosswise
  • 1 onion, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick rings
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 3 bunches spinach, thick stems removed (about 8 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard



  1. Heat grill to medium-high. With a fork, prick the sausages in several places. Grill, turning occasionally, until cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, brush the tomatoes and onion with 1 tablespoon of the oil and season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  3. Grill vegetables until tender, 5 to 6 minutes per side for the onion and 2 to 3 minutes per side for the tomatoes. Transfer to a bowl as they are done.
  4. Add the spinach to the bowl and toss.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, remaining 3 tablespoons oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  6. Slice the sausages and serve with the vegetables and dressing.

Nutritional Information:

Per Serving

  • Calories 506                               Calories From Fat 67%
  • Protein 25g
  • Carbohydrate 22g
  • Sugar 6g
  • Fiber 8g
  • Fat 38g
  • Sat Fat 10g
  • Sodium 1789mg
  • Cholesterol 60mg

Quick Tip:

Tossing the spinach with warm vegetables wilts the leaves slightly and makes them more tender. This salad is delicious on its own or mixed into pasta.