Browned foccacia bread, seasoned sausages, and a trio of peppers, are added to the spinach leaves in this salad. Drizzle on additional dressing as the bread soaks it up.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

20 mins
35 mins
55 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat a nonstick or well-seasoned grill pan on stovetop over medium heat until hot. Split focaccia bread in half horizontally. Brush cut side of one half with olive oil (save remaining half for another use). Add focaccia half to hot grill pan, cut side down. Grill 12 minutes or until browned and crisp, turning once. Remove from grill pan; set aside.

  • Cut peppers lengthwise in 1-inch strips, removing seeds, membranes, and stem. Add pepper strips to hot grill pan; cook for 12 minutes or until tender, turning once. Remove from pan; set aside.

  • Prick sausages with a fork in several places; cut sausages in half lengthwise. Place sausage halves in hot grill pan. Grill 10 minutes or until browned, turning once. Remove from grill pan; set aside.

  • In a large bowl combine pepper strips and spinach. Add 1/4 cup of the salad dressing; toss to coat. Divide spinach mixture among 4 serving plates. Cut bread half into narrow wedges; add to plates along with sausage halves. Top with shaved Parmesan. Pass remaining dressing. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.

For tabletop grill:

Preheat grill according to manufacturers directions. Split and brush focaccia as directed above. Add focaccia half to grill. If using a covered grill, close lid. Grill until bread is browned and crisp. For covered grill, allow 6 to 8 minutes. (For open grill, allow about 12 minutes, turning once.) Remove bread. Cut peppers as directed above; grill until pepper pieces are tender. For covered grill, allow 10 minutes. (For open grill, allow 12 minutes, turning once.) Remove pepper. Prepare sausages as directed above. Add sausage halves to grill. Grill until browned. For covered grill, allow 6 to 8 minutes. (For open grill, allow 10 minutes, turning once.) Remove sausages. Continue as directed in Step 4 above.

Nutrition Facts

356 calories; fat 23g; cholesterol 21mg; saturated fat 5g; carbohydrates 26g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 2g; protein 15g; vitamin a 5393.5IU; vitamin c 104.5mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.8mg; vitamin b6 0.2mg; folate 92.7mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 992mg; potassium 345mg; calcium 171.6mg; iron 2mg.