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Italian Sausage and Zucchini Noodle Salad

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This Italian Sausage and Zucchini Noodle Salad is a refreshing and nutritious summer dish that's packed with flavor. The zucchini noodles provide a light and fresh base, while the grilled Italian sausages add a savory element. The colorful assortment of vegetables and the tangy balsamic dressing make it a perfect healthy meal option for warm summer days. Plus, you can grab everything at Farmview during your next visit. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

For the salad:

  • 4 Rock House Farm Mild Italian sausage links 
  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

For the dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium heat. Add the Italian sausage links and cook them until they are browned and cooked through. This should take about 8-10 minutes per side, depending on the type of sausage. Once cooked, remove them from the grill and let them cool slightly before slicing into bite-sized pieces.
  • While the sausages are cooking, prepare the zucchini noodles. You can use a spiralizer to make zucchini noodles or julienne them with a knife. Place the zucchini noodles in a large salad bowl.
  • Add the halved cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber, red onion, and chopped fresh basil to the salad bowl with the zucchini noodles.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients: extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients and toss everything together until well combined.
  • Add the sliced Italian sausage to the salad and gently toss again.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed with additional salt and pepper.
  • Serve the Italian Sausage and Zucchini Noodle Salad immediately, or refrigerate it for a couple of hours to let the flavors meld.