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Warm Sausage-Rice Salad with Spinach & Feta.

  • 1 (142 g) pkg
    baby spinach
  • ⅔ cup
    basmati rice
  • ½ (113 g) pkg
    crumbled feta cheese
  • 1
    English cucumber
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 small bunch
    Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • 2
  • 5
    pork sausages
  • 2
    red bell peppers
    apple cider vinegar
    black pepper
    Dijon mustard
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 1
    Using a strainer or colander, rinse the rice under cold, running water, then drain and transfer to a medium saucepan. Add water and bring the mixture to a boil over high heat.
    ⅔ cup basmati rice
    1 ⅓ cup water
  • 2
    Once the liquid comes to a boil, stir the mixture, add the sausages, cover the saucepan, and reduce the heat to low. Cook the rice until the liquid is fully absorbed and sausages are cooked through, 15-18 minutes. Once done, remove from the heat and let stand, still covered, for 5 minutes.
    5 pork sausages
  • 3
    Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. (Skip the spinach if it came pre-washed.)
    2 lemons
    1 small bunch Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
    1 English cucumber
    2 red bell peppers
    1 (142 g) pkg baby spinach
  • 4
    Juice the lemons into a large salad bowl.
  • 5
    Shave parsley leaves off the stems; discard the stems and mince the leaves. Add to the bowl with the lemon juice.
  • 6
    Peel and mince the garlic; add to the bowl.
    2 cloves garlic
  • 7
    Add oil, Dijon, vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper; whisk to combine the dressing.
    2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    4 tsp Dijon mustard
    2 tsp apple cider vinegar
    1 tsp honey
    ½ tsp salt
    ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • 8
    Small dice the cucumber; add to the bowl with the dressing.
  • 9
    Seed and small dice the bell peppers; add to the bowl.
  • 10
    When the rice is done, carefully remove the sausages. Allow them to cool slightly; cut lengthwise and then crosswise into thin half-moons.
  • 11
    Add sausage and rice to the bowl with the veggies and dressing. Toss to combine.
  • 12
    To serve, divide spinach between plates and top with sausage and rice salad. Sprinkle feta over top and enjoy!
    ½ (113 g) pkg crumbled feta cheese