Grilled Sausages with Balsamic Onions

Arugula's pepperiness contrasts the sweetness of grilled onions, but other tender greens, such as baby kale or spinach, would work too.

Grilled Sausages with Balsamic Onions
Photo: Carson Downing
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 red onion, halved and sliced 3/4-inch thick

  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon coarse salt

  • 4 cooked chicken sausage links (12 oz.)

  • 4 hoagie rolls, split

  • 4 cup arugula

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1 - 2 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 ounce goat cheese, softened


  1. Brush onions with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. salt. Grill onions and sausage links on rack of a covered grill directly over medium-high 8 to 10 minutes or until onions are tender and sausages are heated through, turning once. (Or grill in a grill pan over medium-high.) During the last 2 to 3 minutes of grilling, toast hoagies on grill.

  2. In a large bowl combine arugula, onion slices, balsamic vinegar, thyme, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, and 1/4 tsp. black pepper.

  3. Spread goat cheese on hoagies. Top with sausages and arugula mixture. Serves 4.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

612 Calories
25g Fat
67g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 612
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 1065mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 23mg 115%
Calcium 271mg 21%
Iron 4.2mg 23%
Potassium 432mg 9%
Folate, total 137.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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