Tuscan Sausage Salad

Tuscan Sausage Salad
I’m down with Spring Fever.  It’s time for an amazingly divine, Tuscan Sausage Salad.

I am ready to lighten it up, offering fresh, crisp, salads, while spending less time in the kitchen and more time in sunshine!  Now you know how I adore my Cheery Kitchen, but I love flowers and gardening almost as much.  I crave Italian food and wanted to create a composed salad with sausage and white beans.  It was so yummy and we will enjoy it out on the patio all summer long.

Toss lettuce, cucumber, white beans, olives and beets with dressing.  Place on serving plates.

Here’s the low-down.  Whip out your salad spinner and rinse, dry and chill lettuces.  About 30 minutes before serving, cook and crumble sausage, draining any fat.  Shred cheese, and drain beans, olives, and beets.  Peel and cube cucumber.  Next, toss all but cheese and sausage with dressing and divide between plates.  Sprinkle with cheese, then warm sausage, topping with a little more cheese on top.  Garnish with peppers.  Be sure to have extra Olive Garden Salad Dressing for drizzling on top.  

Top with shredded mozzarella cheese, warm sausage, and another sprinkle of cheese on top.

Mama Mia!  You’re going to love this one…. thanks for your visit friends.

5 from 1 reviews
Tuscan Sausage Salad
When I'm craving Italian food, but can't give in to all the carbs in pizza or pasta, this is my favorite go to salad. It is loaded with all of my favorite things, white beans, sausage, artichoke hearts, olives, cheese, and more! Drizzle with Olive Garden Dressing.
  • ½ heart of romaine lettuce
  • ½ red-leaf lettuce
  • ½ iceberg lettuce
  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage
  • ½ pound mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and cubed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pickled beets, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole black olives
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar peperoncini (peppers)
  1. In a large frying pan, cook and crumble sausage. Drain fat and keep warm.
  2. Rinse and dry lettuce and tear into bite size pieces.
  3. Peel and cut cucumber into bite size chunks.
  4. Rinse and drain beans, olives and beets.
  5. Toss all but sausage, cheese and peppers in a large bowl with dressing.
  6. Place salad on serving plates and sprinkle with cheese.
  7. Next add some warm sausage and top with a little more cheese.
  8. Garnish with peperoncini peppers.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6-8

Sei il migliore!

About The Author


Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!


  1. LDH

    Good morning Gnee!

    A perfectly lovely salad to enjoy as the seasons change! The warn sausage is a special treat making this an extra hearty and flavorful salad. Pretty colors too.

    It is going to be in the 70’s all week here. I suppose that means I should get out and tackle some yard work!

  2. Red Couch Recipes

    You are up early. I love the sound of this salad. I forgot how much I like beets in salads. We had such warm weather, and then on Sunday it really got cold and rained. Unlike you, I didn’t enjoy the warm weather on our deck. Joni

  3. Debbie

    Mama Mia, this does look good! My husband loves it when I tell him I’m trying a salad inspired by you. We’ll definitely do this one, dressing and all. I will, however, have to pull the beets off of his. He won’t eat them. That’s the beauty of a salad, though, they can be so custom.

  4. Jacqueline

    Renee – you took me to Italy with this one. Sounds fantastic! I thought you weren’t blogging anymore so I was so glad to hop over and see! I have been making lots of salads lately trying to get off the winter pounds and this one will fit right in!

  5. The Café Sucré Farine

    Yummy Renee! Just the name alone is so beautiful and the salad looks simply amazing! I can’t wait to try it! Love your pictues!

  6. Cathy

    This is my kind of salad, Renee. Love the addition of beets and peperoncini with all those other yummy ingredients. A large salad is my favorite summertime dinner.

  7. Garden of Egan

    That is a delicious sounding combination.
    A great way to use beans.

    Spring? Nah, snow!

  8. Julie

    What a beautiful salad! Love all of the flavors! Happy Spring!

  9. Julie Harward

    Gorgeous header, really reached out and got me! Love this salad, looks so perfect! (I am going private, if you care to follow, come leave your email) 😀

  10. SavoringTime in the Kitchen

    We’re having a salad for dinner tonight so I’m all about eating lighter when the weather is warm. This one sounds delicious and one that my hubby would like with the sausage in it. Love that dressing bottle!

  11. Cheryl

    I’m stopping by from the TT&J link up party. Oh yum! I have to give this a try!

  12. Pondside

    I love a composed salad that lets me serve the entire meal on one plate – and in the summer, when I’ve been at the office all day, I don’t want to spend any time at all in the kitchen. Good weather is not to be wasted!

  13. beti

    what a lovely combination! the salad looks fresh and really delicious


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