- I rarely cook sausage, unless it's for a big BBQ
- I rarely do a salad that doesn't involve greens
- I rarely make a salad that doesn't have goat cheese
- I rarely make meals that have 5 ingredients or less (not counting S&P and olive oil of course)
Grilled Sausage and Black Rice Salad
1 cup black rice (or other whole grain)
1 yellow bell pepper (any color pepper works though)
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cherry turkey sausages
If you have a charcoal grill like us, get your coals going in the chimney starter. Meanwhile, cook the rice to package instructions and set aside. At this point, I like to place a grate over the chimney and actually flame cook the bell pepper while the coals heat up. Of course, you can always grill it the old fashioned way too :) Either way, after charred on all sides, place in a paper bag for 10 to 15 minutes. Then, peel and slice the bell pepper.
Create a foil packet with a few layers of foil and place cherry tomatoes inside. Drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill for about 10 minutes, until cherries begin to burst. Grill sausages 10 minutes as well, or until cooked through.
In a large bowl, combine rice, bell pepper slices, cherry tomatoes with oil and juices and sliced sausage. Enjoy!
|Here served with grilled chicken and okra|