This simple Chicken Sausage Greek Salad uses fully cooked chicken feta sausages, Kalamata olives, tomato, feta, and homemade dressing for an easy dinner any night of the week.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
This easy recipe for Chicken Sausage Greek Salad is an amazing healthy dinner that's ready in 15 minutes! I love making quick and delicious dinners that are also healthy, and this checks all the boxes for me. I use precooked Applegate Organic Spinach Feta Chicken Sausages along with lots of veggies, feta, and Kalamata olives. This easy salad is one I make all the time!
Greek salad was something I had almost every single night with dinner. I am one quarter Greek, despite my naturally blonde hair! And my mom made Greek salad each night with dinner. It was something that I would help her with frequently, and by help I mean just sit on the counter and eat Kalamata olives! So, this salad is very nostalgic for me. But, I'm adding protein to make into a meal. If makes a delicious side salad as well if you want to omit the sausages!
My dad would always said, “true Greeks use block feta, never crumbled, even if we're crumbling it anyways – you never buy a crumbled feta”. I never really knew the why behind that, but I never questioned him as he just seemed so certain. So I always listened to him, even though I didn't know why. But, if you are wondering then I will tell you why – crumbled feta has additional ingredients in it that are unnecessary. Which is why buying a block feta cheese is always best.
As I've taken my own food journey and learned more about ingredients, I now know that pretty much every crumbled feta (and any shredded cheese) has additives or stabilizers to keep its shape while on grocery store shelves, even if it's organic. I've noticed a lot more recently that I can't even buy organic shredded cheeses as they upset my stomach because of the stabilizers in them. So, just something to think about – as I always buy blocks of cheese and then grate, shred, or crumble as needed and then it doesn't upset my stomach. So, my favorite organic feta cheese is Organic Valley. They make the best feta!
Ingredients for Chicken Sausage Greek Salad
Organic Balsamic Vinegar
Organic Romaine Lettuce
Organic Red Onion
Organic Kalamata Olives
Why go organic?
You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you're making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don't need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.
Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it's already a healthy recipe, or you're already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn't mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
Chicken Sausage Greek SaladDifficulty: Easy
This healthy Chicken Sausage Greek Salad is filled with tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, olives, feta and pre-cooked chicken sausages for an easy to make dinner that's ready in 15 minutes!
1/2 cup organic extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup organic balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoons organic fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons organic dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons fine sea salt
1 teaspoon organic black pepper
1/4 teaspoon organic garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon organic onion powder
2 organic Romain hearts
1 organic tomato, diced
Half organic cucumber, quartered
3 slices organic red onion, diced
3 ounces Organic Valley Feta
16 to 20 organic Kalamata olives
- To make the dressing: In a medium bowl, add all ingredients and whisk together.
- To make the salad: Heat the chicken sausages, I do this in my air fryer at 400°F for 10 minutes. You could also do this in a toaster oven, regular oven, or in a skillet.
- Chop the lettuce and add to a large bowl or two separate bowls. Add the tomato, cucumber, and red onion.
- Crumble the feta on top.
- Slice the olives and add on top.
- Slice the sausages and add on top. Add dressing and serve immediately.
- High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.
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