Entrée Salad

Creamy Pesto and Blue Cheese Salad

no cooking required and 5 minute prep

Prep & Cook Time: 5-10 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Soy, Tree Nuts

Calories Conscious
Carb Conscious
Vegetarian
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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 1 Bosc Pear
  • 1 oz. Dried Cranberries
  • Info
    2 Tbsp. Basil Pesto
  • 5 oz. Spring Mix
  • Info
    1 oz. Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • 2 fl. oz. Creamy Italian Dressing
  • Info
    ½ oz. Smoked Almonds

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    422
  • Carbohydrates
    32g
  • Fat
    30g
  • Protein
    5g
  • Sodium
    545mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • 1 Mixing Bowl

Cooking Guidelines

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 roasted chicken breast, remove from packaging and microwave until warm, 1-2 minutes. Add to salad and combine.

  • 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 of 165 degrees, 5-7 minutes per side. Add to salad as desired.

  • If using filet mignon, season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper. Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tsp. olive oil and steaks to hot pan and cook until browned and steaks reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 5-8 minutes per side. Add to salad as desired.

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    Make the Salad

    Thoroughly rinse any fresh produce and pat dry. Coarsely chop almonds. Halve pear lengthwise, core, and cut into ¼" slices. In a large mixing bowl, mix pesto and dressing. Add spring mix and thoroughly combine. Top with cranberries, pear, almonds, and blue cheese (to taste). Bon appétit!

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