Grilled Greek Turkey Sausage with Cucumber Salsa Recipe

Look for the lighter side with a grilled turkey sausage, and pair it with a refreshing cucumber salsa.

August 2005

  • turkey-sausage
    This can be a quick meal on nights when you are in a hurry, throw the brats on the grill and chop the cucumber and mix up the salsa.
    Photo by Pixabay/RitaE
  • turkey-sausage

Yield: Yields 5 to 6 servings

Spicy, grilled sausages are complemented by a cool, crunchy salsa. 


  • 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme OR 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound hot OR sweet Italian turkey sausage
  • 5 to 6 buns (6 inches each), split lengthwise


  1. In a small bowl, combine cucumber, onion, thyme, vinegar, sugar and salt.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for several hours.
  3. Grill sausages for 4 to 5 minutes per side, until internal temperature reaches 170°F.
  4. To serve, place sausages in buns and top each with 1/4 cup salsa.

This recipe originally aired in the August 2006 issue of Heart of the Home.

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