Roasted Pepper and Pepperoni Tossed Salad

Pepperoni pieces are a spicy surprise in a colorful, crunchy salad tossed with an easy, homemade dressing.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

1
medium red bell pepper
1
package (5 oz) pepperoni links, diced
3
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
2
tablespoons sherry vinegar
1/2
teaspoon garlic salt
1
bag (10 oz) ready-to-eat romaine lettuce
1/2
cup grape tomatoes
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ chick peas, drained, rinsed

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Cut bell pepper in half; remove seeds. Place halves, skin sides up, on foil-lined broiler pan. Broil 3 to 4 inches from heat about 5 minutes or until skin blackens. Place in plastic bag; let stand 10 minutes to steam. Peel skin from pepper.
  • 2 Meanwhile, line microwavable plate with microwavable paper towels. Spread diced pepperoni on plate; cover loosely with microwavable paper towel. Microwave on High 2 minutes to remove excess fat.
  • 3 Cut roasted pepper into thin bite-size pieces.
  • 4 In small bowl, beat oil, vinegar and garlic salt with wire whisk until well blended. In large bowl, toss lettuce, roasted pepper, pepperoni, tomatoes and chick peas with oil-and-vinegar dressing.
  • 1 Cut bell pepper in half; remove seeds. Place halves, skin sides up, on foil-lined broiler pan. Broil 3 to 4 inches from heat about 5 minutes or until skin blackens. Place in plastic bag; let stand 10 minutes to steam. Peel skin from pepper.
  • 2 Meanwhile, line microwavable plate with microwavable paper towels. Spread diced pepperoni on plate; cover loosely with microwavable paper towel. Microwave on High 2 minutes to remove excess fat.
  • 3 Cut roasted pepper into thin bite-size pieces.
  • 4 In small bowl, beat oil, vinegar and garlic salt with wire whisk until well blended. In large bowl, toss lettuce, roasted pepper, pepperoni, tomatoes and chick peas with oil-and-vinegar dressing.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Use jarred roasted red peppers instead of roasting your own.

If the outer casing on the pepperoni is tough, remove it from the pepperoni before dicing and microwaving.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Main-Dish Serving
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
580mg
580%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
12g
12%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 3 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.