Spinach-Feta Rice Salad with Chicken Sausage

Spinach, cucumber and red pepper are served with chicken sausage and rice, dressed with a flavorful garlic-herb vinaigrette, and topped with feta cheese in this easy main dish salad.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
4 servings


Rice and Chicken Sausage

  • 1 (12 ounce) package fully cooked roasted garlic or roasted pepper-asiago chicken sausages

  • ¾ cup uncooked brown rice

  • 2 cups fresh spinach, sliced

  • 1 cup chopped cucumber

  • 1 medium red sweet pepper, chopped

  • ¼ cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese

Garlic-Herb Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground mustard

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 1 clove garlic, minced


  1. To prepare the Rice and Chicken Sausage: Cut sausages in half lengthwise. Thinly slice sausage halves crosswise. Cook rice according to package directions, omitting any added salt and adding the sausage during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Let rice cool about 15 minutes.

  2. To prepare the Garlic-Herb Vinaigrette: In a screw-top jar combine parsley, lemon juice, oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, and garlic. Cover and shake well to combine. Set aside.

  3. Stir the spinach, cucumber, and pepper into the rice mixture. Drizzle with Garlic-Herb Vinaigrette. Toss to coat.

  4. To serve, divide salad among four serving plates. Sprinkle with feta cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

357 Calories
15g Fat
35g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 cups
Calories 357
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 20g 40%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Vitamin A 2346IU 47%
Vitamin C 52mg 58%
Folate 58mcg 14%
Sodium 596mg 26%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 3mg 14%
Magnesium 60mg 14%
Potassium 224mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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