Summer Harvest Salad

Serves 5 to 6 side dish servings


teaspoon olive oil
4 ounces beef hot links, coarsely chopped
cup minced onion
1 cup seeded and minced green bell pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 cups frozen or fresh extra sweet corn kernels, thawed and drained
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh tomato
2 cups young spinach leaves
cup sun-dried tomato vinaigrette


  1. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add hot beef links and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain fat. 
  2. Add onion and bell pepper and cook, continuing to stir occasionally about 4 to 5 minutes. During last minute, add garlic and cook until vegetables are tender-crisp.  Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Stir corn into cooled mixture. Add tomatoes and stir well. Cover and cool.
  4. Arrange spinach leaves on each plate or a large platter, top with vegetable mixture and sprinkle lightly with salad dressing.
  5. Transport to picnic in a chilled ice chest. 
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