I made this salad in honor of New Orleans hosting this year's Super Bowl (which tells you how long it's taken me to post it!)
2 tbsp olive oil
2 sausage links cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 med. onion chopped
1 lg green pepper, half chopped, half sliced
1 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning (I got this at Whole Foods)
2 cans small red beans (15 oz each) rinsed and drained
2 romaine lettuce hearts
2 stalks celery
2 med. tomatoes
2 oz. pepper Jack cheese
1/4 cup plain yogurt
3 tbsp white vinegar
2 tsp brown mustard
Heat 1 tsp oil in 12 in skillet on medium, add sausage and cook 4 minutes or until browned, stirring. Drain all but 1 tbsp fat from pan. To sausage in pan, add onion, chopped green pepper, and 1/8 tsp salt; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until tender, stirring. Add 1 tsp Cajun seasoning and cook 1 minute, stirring. Stir in beans. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature.
In bowl, whisk yogurt, vinegar, mustard, remaining 2 tbsp oil, 1/8 tsp Cajun seasoning and 1/8 tsp salt.
In a bowl toss romaine with half of dressing; place on serving platter. Arrange celery, tomatoes, cheese, green peppers and bean mixture on top. Serve with remaining dressing.