Temperatures are warming and Rudi's Organic Bakery brand is ready to fire up the grill with a tasty twist on the classic bun with their new Organic Pretzel Rolls.

"People love our organic soft pretzels and our organic hamburger buns, so it made sense to combine the two just in time for grilling season," said Denise Day, senior marketing manager for Rudi's Organic Bakery, Inc. "Our new Organic Pretzel Rolls offer that beloved pretzel texture and taste, but with all of the goodness of high-quality, organic ingredients that people love."

The new Organic Pretzel Rolls are the only certified USDA Organic pretzel rolls on the market. They feature that classic pretzel texture marked by a soft and fluffy inside and chewy and satisfying outside. With just 10 non-GMO ingredients and a great taste, Rudi's Organic Bakery® Pretzel Rolls are practically a no-brainer for a successful backyard barbecue.

"Pretzel Rolls were on my list of the top food trends last year, so I'm thrilled to see that Rudi's is offering the very first organic version. With grilling season just around the corner, I can't wait to use Rudi's Organic Bakery® Pretzel Rolls for barbecues and picnics all summer long," said Frances Largeman-Roth, registered dietitian and best-selling author who works with Rudi's on recipe development. "They're certified USDA Organic and a great choice for families."

To get taste buds tingling, Largeman-Roth developed a yummy recipe with rainbow slaw and barbecue chicken made to be served open-face on a Rudi's Organic Bakery Pretzel Roll.

Rudi's Organic Bakery® Pretzel Rolls with Rainbow Slaw and
Barbecue Chicken
Makes 12 sliders
Developed by:  Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN

1 small head red cabbage (about 1 pound), shredded
11⁄4 cups carrots, shredded
1 red or yellow bell pepper, sliced thinly into strips and cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons whole-grain Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 cups cooked, cooled chicken, skin removed and shredded
11/2 cups organic barbecue sauce
12 Rudi's Organic Bakery® Pretzel Rolls, halved lengthwise

1. Toss the cabbage, carrots, bell pepper and cilantro together in a large bowl.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil, mustard, honey, orange juice, salt, and pepper. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the vegetables and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
3. Combine the cooked shredded chicken and barbecue sauce in a large bowl and combine thoroughly until the chicken is completely coated with sauce. Set aside.
4. Lightly toast the pretzel rolls. Evenly cover the bottom halves of each roll with ½ cup of the chicken mixture, and then top with ½ cup of the slaw. Cut in half and serve.

In addition to the new Organic Pretzel Rolls, Rudi's Organic Bakery® brand offers a full, scrumptious and innovative line of certified organic products designed to delight the whole family, including Sandwich Breads, Tortillas, Hamburger Buns and Hot Dog Rolls, Sandwich Flatz, Bagels and English Muffins and Soft Pretzels. Visit rudisbakery.com to learn more about its products.