Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa. Wow is that a mouth full….a mouth full of delicious!!

Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

In our last post, we gave you our Fresh Pineapple Salsa recipe. Good for almost any grilled meat or fish, and super yummy on tacos. Grilling season is well underway and we needed a vessel for this fab salsa.

Enter Gilbert’s Craft Sausages  … first, let me say that I am not getting paid or compensated by Gilbert’s in anyway. I just really love their products and wanted to share them with you!!

Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

I am particularly fond of their chicken sausages. Click on the link above to see all Gilbert’s amazing products. My two favorite are the Caprese Chicken Sausage……I used these in our Italian Sausage Caprese Salad and the Aloha Chicken Sausage. Sweet tropical pineapple, coconut, and hardwood smoked brown sugar work beautifully with the flavors of chicken and ginger.

So…….what makes these sausages so great you ask???? First, they are low in calories, low in fat, and full of protein. Second they taste amazing, and the list goes on….. 

Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

Fully cooked, so you can heat them up quickly. They’re individually wrapped, so you can cook as few as one or as many as you please.

All natural chicken, raised with no antibiotics, and they are minimally processed…..I like that! We try to buy organic as much as possible, and use meats that are raised with care, and without all the yucky stuff. 

You all know that I love to grocery shop, and get many of my ideas while just tolling around the store. That’s how I stumbled across Gilbert’s Craft Sausages. The sausages were the inspiration for the salsa. It was just bonus that the salsa worked so well with other dishes as well.

Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

No big mystery on the recipe here……we grilled the sausages….it took all of about 5 minutes…. I toasted the buns (personal preference)….then heaped on the Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa.

Dinner was ready in under 10 minutes. We had chips with ours, but have whatever grill/picnic sides you and yours enjoy!

For a quick easy taste of the tropics try our Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa!
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Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

1 – 10 ounce package Gilbert’s Aloha Chicken Sausages

4 hot/sub buns, toasted if desired

1 recipe Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa


Instructions

Grill/cook sausages according to the package directions.

Place cooked sausage on hot dog bun and top with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

Serve with chips or desired sides.

Keywords: chicken sausage, pineapple, easy, quick, grill, summer

Veggie Bagel Sandwich

Veggie Bagel Sandwich

Veggie Bagel Sandwich

Back in March of 2014 I made a bagel sandwich that we made in the deli of the grocery store I used to work at,  Vegetable Sandwich with Dill Sauce was my take on that grocery store sandwich.

Fast forward a few years and it’s time for a healthy re-make. Not that the original wasn’t good for you, but there is always room for improvement right???

Since becoming a Weight Watchers point counter, I try and revamp my favorite foods to be the least number of points as possible. Bagel are 9-10 points and cheese is another 4….. thats 14 points…yikes…no way does that fit in my 23 point world!

Veggie Bagel Sandwich

2 ingredient bagel recipes are all over Pinterest. What the heck I gave them a whirl. Impressive is all I can say…..oh wait….. super easy too!! Self rising flour and greek yogurt. I know right too easy!

So, what do they taste like?? Really, really good and they toast up like a dream. Toasted bagels are the base of my Veggie Bagel Sandwich, so I’m off to a good start.

Dill sauce made from greek yogurt, dill, dijon, and a splash of vinegar is the prefect fresh spread for all those veggies.

Veggie Bagel Sandwich

As far as the veggies……..go crazy use what ever veggies you like. In the original I used cheese and feel free to add it if you like. My veggie choice was tomato, cucumber, peppers, and spinach. Next time I will add the red onion that I forgot……

Veggie Bagel Sandwich is a healthy, vegetarian, good for you sandwich. Perfect for that brown bag lunch or anytime you want a light refreshing sandwich.
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Veggie Bagel Sandwich

Veggie Bagel Sandwich

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 sandwiches
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

For Bagel

1 cup self rising flour

1 cup plain greek yogurt

egg for egg wash

For Sandwich

1/2 cup plain greek yogurt

2 tablespoons fresh dill chopped

1 teaspoon dijon mustard

1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar

Salt & Pepper to taste

Tomatoes, sliced

English cucumber, sliced

Green, red or orange bell pepper, sliced

Fresh spinach chopped


Instructions

For Bagels

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine  self rising flour and  Greek Yogurt in a bowl until a dough starts to form. Turn on a lightly floured surface and knead into a dough. Divide  dough into four pieces.

Roll dough into ropes and form a circle pinching the ends together. Place bagels onto baking sheet.  Make an egg wash by beating 1 egg with a tablespoon of water and brush over bagels.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

Sprinkle with seasoning of your choice.

For Sandwich

In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, dill, mustard, vinegar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.

Split and toast the bagels.

Spread  dill sauce on each side of each the toasted bagel half.  Layer the veggies in what ever order you wish. 

Place the top on the sandwich and enjoy.


Notes

I use Fage 0% greek yogurt

Keywords: Weight Watchers, bagel, bake, veggies, sandwich, good for you, greek yogurt, healthy

Bacon Apple Chicken Burger

Bacon Apple Chicken Burger

Bacon Apple Chicken Burger

We first posted this burger back in 2014. Apparently Spring was not anywhere to be seen in 2014 either…..after last nights snow…yes, I said snow and hopefully this is the last of it. Winter has stuck around wayyyy too long this year.

Bacon Apple Chicken Burger was originally called Apple Bacon Chicken Burger, but I discovered it’s a no no to use the same post title twice??

Bacon Apple Chicken Burger

Making this burger again was not a no no, it was a great idea! 

I said it a million…slight exaggeration …times, but I love ground chicken for a burger in place of turkey. For me, it has a better flavor, but if you are a lover of the turkey, please substitute it in this recipe.

Bacon Apple Chicken Burger

As anyone who has used ground chicken (or turkey) knows it can be a little dry, but in the case of this burger, the add-ins make it nice and juicy. One other tip, I know its poultry and you do need to cook it through, but do not over cook it. If you do, no matter what you have added, it will be dry. A little bit of bacon, onion, sage and maple syrup add a nice flavor to the burger and a topping of Maple Dijon sauce and grilled granny smith apples and wow!!!

Since we revisted this recipe we decided to revisit the pictures too! Funny when you start a blog you think your pictures are really good, then later you look back and …YIKES!!! It’s an understatement to say we have improved. 

Bacon Apple Chicken Burger

So, brush off the snow, drag out the grill and try Bacon Apple Chicken Burger. If the snow won’t stop where you are, cook them inside until summer shows up!!

 

 

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Bacon Apple Chicken Burger

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 teaspoons fresh sage, chopped
  • 3 teaspoons maple syrup, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 granny smith apple, cored, and cut into 12 wedges
  • 4 hamburger or kaiser buns, lightly toasted

Instructions

  1. Dice bacon and cook in a small skillet until crisp. Remove from pan to drain on paper toweling. Add onions to bacon drippings and saute until lightly browned. Set aside and allow to cool slightly.
  2. Combine, ground chicken, bacon, onion, sage, 2 teaspoons of maple syrup, salt and pepper. Mix well and divide into 4 burgers.
  3. Place the burger on a grill pan or outdoor grill coated with non-stick cooking spray. Grill burgers 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile, toss apple wedges with remaining 1 teaspoon of maple syrup. Grill the apple slices until you have nice grill marks.
  5. To assemble the burgers place burger on bottom half of bun. Top with Maple Dijon Sauce (see recipe below), top with grilled apples and top half of bun.
  6. Maple Dijon Sauce:
  7. Mix together 3 tablespoons mayo or salad dressing, 2 tablespoons dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, and 1 small shallot( about 3 teaspoons). Serve with Apple Bacon Burger.