Entrée Salad

Romaine and Blue Cheese Salad with Grape Tomatoes and Smoked Almonds

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, Eggs, Wheat, Soy, Tree Nuts

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

  • 2 Romaine Hearts
  • Info
    1 oz. Smoked Almonds
  • 4 oz. Grape Tomatoes
  • Info
    2 oz. Cheese and Garlic Croutons
  • Info
    2 oz. Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • Info
    2 fl. oz. Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

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
    495
  • Carbohydrates
    31g
  • Fat
    36g
  • Protein
    13g
  • Sodium
    968mg

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 filet, pat dry and 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 cook until filets reach minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes per side. Add to salad as desired.

  • 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 minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes per side. Add to salad as desired.

  • If using salmon fillets, pat dry, and season flesh side with a pinch of salt and pepper. Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Sear salmon, skin side up, until golden brown and salmon reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes per side. Add to salad as desired.

  • If using NY strip 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. Cook steak until browned and steak reaches minimum internal temperature, 7-10 minutes per side. Add to salad as desired.

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    Make the Salad

    Thoroughly rinse any fresh produce and pat dry. Hold romaine hearts at root ends and coarsely chop. Halve tomatoes. Combine romaine, dressing, blue cheese (to taste), and tomatoes. Top with almonds and croutons. Bon appétit!

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