Grilled chicken sausage and onion salad with figs

Grilled chicken sausage and onion salad with figs

Total Time
25 min
15 min
10 min
Grilled onion and sausage make the of this flavorful salad that also contains mint, pine nuts, figs, radicchio and mint. Pomegranate molasses, a key ingredient in the dressing, is traditionally found in Middle Eastern dishes, and can be store-bought or homemade. It's basically pomegranate juice that has been reduced to a syrup with an intense flavor that's not too sweet.


Cooking spray

4 spray(s)


1 medium, cut into 1⁄2-inch-thick rings

Chicken apple sausage

12 oz, fully cooked (4 3-oz sausages)

Extra virgin olive oil

2 Tbsp

Fresh lemon juice

2 Tbsp

Pomegranate molasses

2 Tbsp

Table salt

¾ tsp

Black pepper

½ tsp


4 oz, 1 head, trimmed, leaves torn

Baby spinach

4 cup(s)

Fresh mint leaves

½ cup(s), torn

Fresh figs

8 medium, halved

Pine nuts

4 tsp, toasted


  1. Off heat, coat grill rack or grill pan with nonstick spray. Preheat gas grill or grill pan to medium-high, or prepare medium-high fire in charcoal grill. Grill onion and sausages, turning onion once and sausages occasionally, until onion is tender and sausages are heated through, 6 to 8 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in large bowl, whisk oil, lemon juice, molasses, salt, and black pepper for dressing.
  3. Cut each sausage crosswise on angle into 3 pieces. Add radicchio, spinach, and mint to bowl with dressing and toss to coat. Divide salad among 4 plates. Top each with sausage, onion, figs, and pine nuts.
  4. Serving size: 3 sausage pieces, 2 figs, and about 2 cups onion and salad