Quinoa, Apple and Walnut Salad with Turkey Sausage

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  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 4 oz lean turkey sausage (See Note)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup diced apple (I use gala)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, crushed
  • 3 cups fresh spinach


  • Bring water to a boil in a small pot over high heat.  Add quinoa.  Reduce heat to medium-low.  Cook 12 minutes.  Drain and cool.
  • Cook sausage in a large pot of simmering water for 10-20 minutes depending on the thickness.
  • Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Coat with cooking spray.  Transfer sausage to skillet and cook until lightly browned on all sides.
  • Transfer sausage to cutting board and cut into medallions.
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl
  • Toss with desired dressing. (I use Trader Joe’s Fat Free Balsamic Vinaigrette.)
  • Serves 2

NOTE:  If the sausage you use is precooked, just slice and saute.


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