Here’s one of my favorite things to do for meals. Start with a salad from the deli and “doctor it up” to make it a meal. You still get all the yummy flavors without as much work. The salad came with sundried tomatoes, Kalamata olives, artichoke hearts and spinach leaves. I added some arugula and pine nuts and served with protein on the side to make it a complete meal. The name sounds fancy but the prep was easy
Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad with Roasted Garlic and Gruyere Cheese Sausage
1 ½ pounds Mediterranean Orzo Pasta salad (I got mine from Fred Meyer)
5 or 6 cups arugula (in the produce section)
½ cup pine nuts (almonds would work as well)
2 packages Aidell’s Brand Chicken Sausage – Roasted Garlic and Gruyere Cheese Flavor
Combine the pasta salad, arugula and nuts in a large bowl. Mix well.
Slice the chicken sausage into bite-sized pieces. Place in a large skillet with about ½ inch of water. Simmer over medium-low heat about 8 minutes to heat through. Let the water evaporate to brown the sausages.
Aaaah! A yummy dinner in a short amount of time. This beats the drive-thru any day!