Sausage & Wild Rice Salad

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Sausage & Wild Rice Salad – a great salad for any occasion.  Mix greens with mango, wild rice, macadamia nuts, and smoked sausage topped with a creamy yogurt dressing!  

If you have been here before, you know that I am a huge fan of sausage as well as spice.  We love Cajun, Mexican, Spanish…you name it. Bold flavors are a staple in our dinners.  So today, I am super excited to share this new product I found: Hillshire Farm® Tajin® Chili Lime Smoked Sausage!

They give you the same smoked sausage you are used to but with Tajin spice seasoning.  Big flavors with just a moderate amount of spice. Such a great addition to just about anything!  

Sausage and Wild Rice salad with a creamy yogurt dressing

 
 

A friend made this salad at a potluck recently, and I fell in love.  She didn’t use sausage in hers, but I knew it would add tons of flavor and work really well.  It starts with a base of mixed greens, and then you toss together wild rice, diced mango, and green onions. It is all mixed together in a creamy, citrus-y yogurt dressing.  And then comes the star of the show: the Tajin® Chili Lime Smoked Sausage. And then for a little crunch, macadamia nuts are sprinkled on top.  

This sausage and wild rice salad could be a full meal or just a side dish.  Trust me, you will get asked for the recipe and everyone is going to love it.  The citrus from the dressing, the mango, and the sausage just work so well together.  Oftentimes, salads can be boring—but this is anything but!

safeway grocery app with a package of sausage

You can find the sausage at your local Alberton’s store.  I went to my Safeway, and it was super easy to find with all of the other sausages.  Plus, I could pick up everything else I needed—so it was just 1 stop. Can’t ask for much more than that when you are trying to make dinner.  

I am excited to try this chili lime smoked sausage in more recipes; I think it will go amazing with shrimp in quick skillet meal.  It is a little sweet and a little smokey with just a hint of spice. It will add so much flavor to whatever you are making. 

Smoked Sausage on this wild rice salad with yogurt dressing.

I love that Tajin® Chili Lime Smoked Sausage is made with quality cuts of meat.  It will spice up any meal with the use of Tajin® Clásico Seasoning. We love this seasoning; it is great on watermelon, corn, and so much more! The sausage is fully cooked, so it is super easy to prepare.  For this wild rice salad, I just sliced and then sauteed in a skillet to get it nice and golden. 

Wild rice salad with mango, sausage, macadamia nuts and a creamy yogurt dressing

Make sure when you are shopping at Albertson’s, you are using their mobile app.  It is a great way to get deals and save money on so many of the products you are buying anyway.  An easy way to save money without a lot of extra work!

I am excited for you to try this new sausage.  Let me know how you are going to try it first! This Sausage & Wild Rice Salad is great for a quick dinner, a side dish, and will be a huge hit at any potluck.  Be sure to pick up an extra package so you have enough!

A plate of food on a table, with Dinner and Salad

I love trying to products at the grocery store, and this sausage is a huge hit.  A little bit sweet from the mango infusion, smokey, and just a hint of spice. You are going to love it! 

A close up of salad with sausage

A plate full of salad with sausage
5 from 4 votes

Sausage & Wild Rice Salad

By Erin
Sausage & Wild Rice Salad - a great salad for any occasion.  Mix greens with mango, wild rice, macadamia nuts, and smoked sausage topped with a creamy yogurt dressing!  
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup wild rice blend, uncooked
  • 1 (13 oz) package Smoked Sausage, sliced
  • 1 large mango, peeled and diced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 4 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 cups mixed greens
  • 1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts

Instructions 

  • Cook 1 cup of rice according to the package directions.
  • In a skillet, saute sausage over medium-high heat for 7-8 minutes until browned.
  • After the rice is cooked, toss together rice, mango, green onions, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl, mix together yogurt, honey, and lime juice. Whisk until the honey is dissolved.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the mixed greens and half of the yogurt dressing. Top with with wild rice mixture, sausage, and macadamia nuts.
  • Top with additional dressing if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 640mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 24g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 403
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8 Comments

  1. Wow! That looks so flavorful! I bet that it is very delicious. Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe. I’m craving for the sausage:)