Balsamic Pear Salad with Walnuts and Dried Cherries
no cooking required and 5 minute prep
Prep & Cook Time:5-10 min.
Cook Within:5 days
Spice Level:Not Spicy
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Before You Cook
To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:
Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
Seafood 145° F |
Chicken 165° F |
Ground Beef 160° F |
Ground Turkey 165° F |
Ground Pork 160° F
Customize It Instructions
If using chicken breasts, pat dry, and season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper. Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Cook until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes per side. Add to salad as desired.
If using sirloin steak pat dry and season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper. Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add steak to hot pan and cook until browned and steaks reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 5-7 minutes per side. Add to salad as desired.
If using NY strip steak, pat dry and season both sides with 1/4 tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper. Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add steak to hot pan and cook until browned and steak reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 9-11 minutes per side. Add to salad as desired.
Make the Salad
Thoroughly rinse produce and pat dry. Quarter pear lengthwise, core, and cut into 1/8" slices. Toss or gently combine spinach, pear, and dressing. Topping with walnuts, cherries and feta (crumbling with your hands, if needed). Bon appétit!
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