There is an alternative if you are Vegetarian so please read on to enjoy this super summer salad.
This weeks Ellie recipe chosen by Peggy of Pantry Revisited and it couldn’t have been more perfect for the hot summer weather we are having which promotes cool, fresh vegetables and lovely grilled flavors.
Ted and I had the opportunity to share this recipe with friends and an extra face at the table, Teddy aka Young Ted. It was a hit. All plates were cleaned, right down to the pattern. The chicken sausage was a new experience for everyone who tried the tasty links.
The recipe is defined as a tomato and bread salad. It truly is an experience you won’t forget with the burst of fresh chunky tomatoes, red onion strips, crisp and refreshing English cucumber gently coated with oil and red wine vinegar. The bread, a whole wheat French baguette, is cut into thick 3/4 inch cubes and offers a firm but not crispy kind of crouton.
After all the chopping and mixing is complete, chill the salad while the sausages, whether vegetarian sausages or pre-cooked chicken sausages are used. They only take about 7-9 minutes on the grill.
The only change I made to this recipe, other than using veggie sausage, was to slice the cucumber in full moons rather than half moons. Not a big deal, just a little lazy.
This was a perfect meal for a hot weekend or easy meal for a busy week night.
Great pick Peggy. Whoops! I just went to Peggy’s site and she has some delicious brownie pictures on there. I better go back before I have a melt down!
Words of caution: If you photograph your food, do not ask anyone at the table if you can take a picture of their sausage. It will only be met with a series of comments and a lot of snickering. Geesh! Some adults can be such children. HUSBANDS included.
Have you ever eaten Chicken Sausages? Like? Dislike?