Sunday, December 29, 2013

Cooking Lab - Grilled Smoky Beef Sausage and Bean Salad with Tabouli in Plum dressing

A fairly simple salad for Summer.
A delicious side that goes perfectly with the backyard BBQ sizzle! 

We quite like this tangy refreshing salad against the meaty beef-n-bacon sausages. The awarding winning blood-plum dressing adds an extra vinegary punch. 

Or if you have leftover sausages, chop them up and transform into a nice salad dish for the next day.

(c) GMV - Got My Vote! 

Give the leftover sausages a second life by turning them into a refreshing salad. 

Weekends are for friends and families to gather around the BBQ. As usual, we've over-catered and ended up with a lot of leftover grilled meat. It would be a pity to throw them away, as they are all good quality. 

I quite like the idea of clever cooking where you can generate different dishes from a base ingredient. So transforming  these grilled sausages into another spectacular dish. 


- 300g Smoky Beef & Bacon Sausages 
- 1 can Organic Cannelloni Beans
- 300g Tabuli Salad
- 2 Boiled Eggs 
- 2 Tomato 
- 500g gourmet salad pack 
- 4 tabespoonTar 10 Blood Plum Vinegar Dressing 
- Sea salt and black pepper


1. Warm up the grilled beef & bacon sausages; or Grill the sausages on the frypan if you are starting from scratch. 

2. Slice the sausage into round disks.

3. Boil the eggs and slice them into quarters.

5. Wash and drain the cannellini beans. Dice the tomatoes.

6. In a large salad bowl combine the garden salad, a can of cannellini beans, diced tomatoes, and sliced eggs together.

7. Add a generous amount of blood plum vinegar dressing and toss well to cover.

8. Add the grilled sausage slices and combine all ingredients together until everything is well coated with the dressing.

9. Add the fresh tabouli salad on top just before serving.

10. Season with salt and pepper.

11. Serve.

It looks very flavourful and very satisfying as well. 

Note: You can use this as a filling for a wrap if you need some carbs to go with it. 

It tastes quite healthy and light; and it does not leave a cluggy feeling. Since the salad contains meat, it is quite a substantial meal by itself. Of course, you can serve it as a side dish as well. 

The perfect solution to use up all your leftover BBQ meats!