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Chopped, cold or hot, salads have taken a new place at the table as an entree. The best part about the salad as the main course is that it's a bit of a chameleon on the plate, blending and changing flavor profiles with whatever you toss in the bowl. This once side dish has blossomed into more than just lettuce and tomatoes.

Salads have become a blank canvas for serious cooks in the kitchen, but it works just as well for those moms who don't have time to mess around. Make your mixed greens hearty and filling by adding a flavorful protein, like Johnsonville's Apple Chicken Sausage Split Rope. Made from the most premium cuts of pork combined with Johnsonville's special blend of garlic and black pepper, the Apple Chicken Sausage Split Rope is from the Johnsonville Fully Cooked line of sausages, which means you just heat it up and go. Need a fast and filling dinner option? Solve it with sausage!

Since salads can be simple or complex, over time these bowls of flavor have become an American staplefrom the lightest option to the richest of comfort foods, depending on what you toss into the bowl. The sausage adds a nice pop of flavor, but also try mixing in a pasta or grain, like orzo or quinoa, to really fill up your family.

17884-entree-salad-wideWomensforum and Johnsonville have put together the perfect mix for a family dinner with "The Entrée Saladfeaturing Johnsonville Apple Chicken Sausage Split Rope, which offers a new take on the Greek Salad. 

This salad is part of our 5-5-5 series, which means it has only 5 ingredients and a simple 5-minute prep time. If you want to raise kids who will eat anything, you have to show them how to cook and eat with lots of different flavors. 

For busy on-the-go families trying to get back into the swing of routines, with all of the practices and homework while still trying to wedge in family time, this sausage and salad solution means dinner can be quick, packed with nutrition, taste good and be prepared in no time.

 For more weeknight meal inspiration that only require 5 ingredients, check out Womensforum's 5-5-5 Meal Planner!


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