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Spring Greens Salad with Kumquats and Fennel Sausage

Weeknight dinners just got interesting with this salad of spring greens, sweet and sour kumquats, crunchy radishes, and aromatic fennel-laced sausage.

Ingredients for

Spring Greens Salad with Kumquats and Fennel Sausage



1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon paprika

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon fennel seed

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 pound ground beef


1–2 heads spring greens/lettuces

10 kumquats, thinly sliced

1 bunch radishes, larger ones cut in half

1 lemon, juiced

Extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions for

Spring Greens Salad with Kumquats and Fennel Sausage

Make the Sausage

In a medium mixing bowl stir together the seasoning and then add the ground beef. Mix with hands until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. With lightly oiled hands, gently roll mixture into 18 golf ball-size meatballs and then flatten slightly.

Heat a grill pan or outdoor grill to medium heat. Cook on each side 4-5 minutes, until cooked through. Set aside to rest.

Make the Salad

On a large serving platter, arrange greens/lettuces, kumquats, and radishes. Drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil.

Bring it All Together

Add the cooked sausage to the salad platter, tucking between greens. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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