PEAR AND SAUSAGE ASIAN SALAD (Serves 4)
12 OZ Pre-cooked Chicken Apple Sausage, cut diagonally
6 OZ Baby Spinach
2 Large Pears (Asian, preferably), cored and sliced thin
1/2 Cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
2 TBSP Sesame Seeds
1 TSP Soy Sauce
1 TSP Dijon Mustard
1/2 TSP Sesame Oil
Toast the sesame seeds in a 12″ skillet over high heat for 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool.
Place 1 TBSP of the oil in the skillet with the sausages and cook for 5 minutes or until browned. Turn off heat to cool when done.
While the sausage is cooking, whisk the lemon juice, mustard, soy sauce, and sesame oil until mixed. Then slowly mix in the remaining olive oil. Whisk together until thickened.
In a large bowl, toss the spinach, pears, and sausage. Add dressing slowly to taste while mixing. Plate the salad, sprinkle sesame seeds and serve.