Sausage and Pear Potato Salad

It sounds like a weird combination right. Sausages, pears, potatoes and lettuce?


But good.

Although I grew up eating the Mix Up. An Eicher family traditional food. Just talking about it makes me want to make it again. Maybe tomorrow.

Back to the task at hand. I had some serious doubts about this recipe but I have fresh potatoes and lettuce in the garden, fresh pears on the tree and I had sausage in the fridge. It just seemed kismet that I make this recipe.

So, I did.

When fate calls who am I to turn it down? This was a good recipe. My husband wouldn’t admit it but he did eat two servings. The three year old picky eater polished her plate. Shocking doesn’t cover it.


1 tablespoon olive oil

8 oz. cooked sausage (any type you want/have on hand, I had just regular breakfast sausage)

1 pound potatoes cut in pieces

3 firm Anjou pears, cored and cut into wedges

1/4 teaspoon mustard dry

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup cider vinegar

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon mustard

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

1 small onion, chopped

4 cups torn lettuce

In a skillet heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add sausage, cook and stir until browned. Add potatoes and pears, cook until browned on edges and potatoes are soft.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Put mixture into oven safe dish and roast uncovered for 12 minutes.

Mix together the vinaigrette in a medium bowl. Whisk together, lemon juice, cider vinegar, olive oil, mustard, soy sauce, and maple syrup.

In a large bowl combine potato mixture, onion and lettuce. Pour vinaigrette to cover everything and enjoy!

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