Entrée Salad

Creamy Pesto and Blue Cheese Salad

no cooking required and 5 minute prep

Prep & Cook Time: 5-10 min.

Cook Within: 5 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)

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

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    465
  • Carbohydrates
    34g
  • Fat
    34g
  • Protein
    6g
  • Sodium
    582mg

Recipe Steps

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 diced chicken, pat dry and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add chicken to hot pan and stir occasionally until chicken browns and reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 5-7 minutes.

  • If using shrimp, pat dry and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Heat 1 tsp. olive oil in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add shrimp to hot pan and cook undisturbed until seared on one side, 2-3 minutes. Flip, and cook until shrimp reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 1-2 minutes.

  • If using roasted chicken breast, remove from packaging and microwave until warm, 1-2 minutes.

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    Make the Salad

    Thoroughly rinse any fresh produce and pat dry. Halve pear lengthwise, core, and cut into ¼" slices. Coarsely chop smoked almonds. Combine pesto and Italian dressing. Add spring mix and pear slices and gently combine. Garnish with cranberries, blue cheese (to taste), and almonds. Bon appétit!

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