Monday, April 15, 2013
Warm Chicken Sausage & Potato Salad
Original website recipe: www.eatingwell.com/recip
Per serving: 258 calories; 9 g fat ( 1 g sat , 3 g mono ); 60 mg cholesterol; 27 g carbohydrates; 3 g added sugars; 15 g protein; 2 g fiber; 483 mg sodium; 103 mg potassium.
Review: 3 out of 5. This was a surprisingly tasty dish. I was rather happy that the picture on the website looked similar to mine. The first difference is that I used spinach instead of arugula. I'm not a huge fan of arugula, and spinach has so many health benefits, I thought it was a good idea to switch it up. Now, I believe there should actually more spinach, but most of mine had gone bad by the time I made the salad, unfortunately. The other difference I made was I used smoked turkey sausage instead of the chicken sausage. When I compared packages, the brand of turkey sausage I used actually had fewer calories and fat than the chicken sausage. Also, the smoked flavor gave the salad such a fantastic taste, that I'm glad I changed meats. This is a very flavorful salad, and it actually makes you feel like you're not eating a salad at all. I was actually full when I finished it! I read some reviews that the vinegar flavor in the dressing was too strong. I actually agree. I ended up adding more maple syrup to it to dilute some of the vinegar flavor. So if you like more vinegar, leave the recipe as is. If you want it sweeter, as I said, add more syrup. I only made about half of what the recipe called for, but I have two more servings in the fridge. I have no idea how it's going to taste tomorrow. Hopefully it's still yummy when it's reheated. When you cook the potatoes, make sure that you don't overcook them for one thing, and for another, make sure that you cut them up into more pieces. The recipe said to just cut the potatoes in half. I'd quarter them instead so you don't get such a heaping chunk of potato in each mouthful. Overall, it was a tasty recipe without leaving you feeling guilty.