Recipe: Hot Sausage Salad

During summer and early autumn, there’s a lot of salad greens growing in the garden. Using them in “ordinary” salads eventually gets boring however, this warm salad is an easy delicious improvement.

Ingredients (for 2)

  • 10  (or more) cherry tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • cucumber
  • 200g sausages (we use gluten free)
  • 1 x avocado
  • 1tbsp wine vinegar (red or white)
  • 1/2 tbsb brown sugar
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1/2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • bread roll to serve
  • optionally other salad bits (pepper, celery, radishes, etc.)


  1. Cut the sausages into bite sized pieces;
  2. Spray some olive oil (or other cooking oil) into a frying pan and toss in the chopped onion & sausage pieces, frying briefly until browned and the onion is soft;
  3. Add the mustard, cherry tomatoes and sugar and keep frying until the tomatoes start to split and everything is coated in mustard;
  4. In a salad bowl, make a salad with the lettuce leaves, cucumber & other salad bits;
  5. Peel, stone & slice the avocado
  6. Tip the hot sausage mix onto the salad;
  7. Deglaze the pan with the vinegar and a little water & pour it over the salad (the lettuce will wilt a little but that’s what you want);
  8. Mix the salad, sausages, etc. in the salad bowl and serve
  9. Put the avocado on top of the salad (you can mix it in but we find it gets squashed)

There you are, a tasty slightly different but simple salad.