Layers of crisp, colorful greens and veggies topped with chopped bison sausage with pepperoni seasoning and a creamy basil dressing make a perfect lunch or dinner side salad.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Basil-Sour Cream Dressing:

Directions

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  • In the bottom of a 3-quart clear bowl place 3 cups of the romaine. Layer in the following order: tomatoes, bell peppers, fennel, the remaining 3 cups romaine, the mozzarella cheese, and bison pepperoni. Spoon Basil-Sour Cream Dressing over salad. Serve immediately or cover tightly and chill for up to 24 hours before serving.

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  • Basil-Sour Cream Dressing

  • Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, milk, basil, salt, and black pepper in a medium bowl.

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Note: Recipe developed and tested by the Better Homes and Gardens(R) Test Kitchen using High Plains Bison products.

Nutrition Facts

331 calories; protein 18.3g 37% DV; carbohydrates 6.6g 2% DV; fat 28.4g 44% DV; cholesterol 44.8mg 15% DV; sodium 799.9mg 32% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2013
Family didn't care for fennel or basil in this recipe but that is a personal choice. I thought the sausage was pretty good maybe a little more spice would make it super tasty. Beautiful looking salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2013
I really liked the bison pepperoni...just full of flavor and made this a tasty salad! This is quick and easy and a great dinner for a hot summer night! TIP:If you cannot find leeks or do not care for them I subbed celery. I will make this again thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2013
Family didn't care for fennel or basil in this recipe but that is a personal choice. I thought the sausage was pretty good maybe a little more spice would make it super tasty. Beautiful looking salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2013
In order to accommodate dietary restrictions I made a few changes. I used a mix of spring greens and spinach in place of romaine omitted the mozzarella chunks replaced the sour cream with low fat yogurt and used low fat mayo and milk for the dressing. Everyone loved this salad and I will be making it many more times as soon as I locate a source for the bison pepperoni. Thank you so much! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2016
My husband said this was the best salad he had ever eaten- and I would say it is in my top three. Our store did not have Bison pepperoni but I substituted a Caprese-flavored chicken sausage that was very good. The fresh mozzarella fennel and basil make this a memorable delight indeed. It would make an excellent light supper by itself with some crusty bread dipped in seasoned olive oil. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2018
Very good salad the dressing made it. Creamy and the basil flavor stands out just enough without being overpowering. I did use partially dried basil instead of fresh because that is what I had on hand but the flavor still stood out plenty. Also I could not find bison pepperoni anywhere so subbed with an Italian Dry Sausage. It was good but wish I could find the bison pepperoni somewhere to try it out! Read More