Entrée Salad

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

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • 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

  • Cook protein in a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat with 1 tsp. olive oil.

  • If using chicken breasts, pat dry and season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes per side.

  • If using sirloin, pat dry and season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add steaks to hot pan, and cook until browned and steaks reach minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes per side. Rest, 3 minutes.

  • If using NY strip steak, pat dry and season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add steak to hot pan and cook until browned and steak reaches minimum internal temperature, 7-10 minutes per side. Rest, 3 minutes. Halve to serve.

  • If using ahi tuna, pat dry and season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add tuna to hot pan and cook until tuna reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-5 minutes per side. Tuna is often enjoyed medium-rare (pink in the middle). For medium-rare, cook 1-2 minutes per side. Consuming raw or undercooked tuna may increase your risk for food-borne illness.

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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 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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