Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Italian Bowtie Pasta Salad Using Tyson Foods' Sliced Salami & Pepperoni

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Have you ever tried Subway's Italian BMT sandwich?  Well, it's pretty good & I wanted to recreate that  in a pasta salad! 



 I attended a demo at Walmart for Tyson Foods' Pepperoni Toppings.  She was also making a pasta salad a little different than the one that I was planning to make.  She was the happiest.  Lady loves her job!


She cut her pepperoni like this for the pasta:


Finished Product!


It was good!



So, I headed home to get my own pasta salad going.  I grilled my chicken:


Gathered my other ingredients; here are a few:


Italian Bow Tie Pasta:
1/2 box of bow tie pasta
4-5 chicken tenderloins
1/4 cup of Olive Garden Signature Italian Dressing
1/4 cup of Shredded Parmesan Cheese
6 slices of Tyson's Sliced Pepperoni
6 slices of Tyson's Sliced Salami
1/2 green bell pepper (diced)
1/2 orange bell pepper (diced)
1/4 cup of grape tomatoes (halfed)
1 tbs of dry ranch dressing mix (trust me)
1/8 cup of red onion (diced)
Dried (or fresh) parsley to garnish

-Grill chicken, then dice it & let it cool
-Cook the bow tie pasta (al dente) & let cool
-Dice the peppers, onions, tomatoes
-Slice the pepperoni & salami in 4ths (I found kitchen shears to be more effective, than a knife)



-Combine prepared ingredients with italian dressing, parmesan & ranch powder. Refrigerate for 2 hours
-Garnish with parmesan & parsley

ENJOY! 

The Tyson's Sliced Pepperoni & Salami were high quality & super yummy!  Such an easy dish to put together & take to a picnic or potluck!  I used them again today & made english muffin mini pizzas for my little kiddos.  They would be great in hot pasta or added to a salad too!


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