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Dine On A Dime: Muffaletta Rice Salad

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The secret to soul food is in its savory taste and unique flavor. But it's the love that went into those recipes that have been passed down for generations that make them special. And with the "Dine on a Dime" meal solutions, Hillshire Farm is passing along the secrets to you. If affordable, tasty meals are your thing, add some flavor to your dinner table with these Hillshire Farm soul food recipes. Looking for an easy recipe? How about one that requires four hours of "fridge time?" Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage mixed in with salad greens and stored in the fridge for at least four hours. Makes a great compliment to any meal.
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Salad: 1 pkg. Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage 4 cups cooked long grain white rice, cooled 1 cup provolone or mozzarella cheese cubes cup chopped celery cup coarsely chopped pimiento-stuffed green olives cup sliced ripe black olives 1/3 cup chopped sweet onion 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil Dressing: cup olive oil 1/3 cup balsamic or red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 teaspoon ground black pepper teaspoon sugar  Directions: Cut sausage into "cubes.  Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat for 3 minutes.  Add sausage and cook stirring frequently for 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned. Combine sausage with all salad ingredients in large bowl. Whisk dressing ingredients together in small bowl until thoroughly combined.  Pour over salad tossing lightly to combine.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours before serving.
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