Awesome Toss Bacon Blue Salad with Chicken, Apple and Sauteed Pecans & Peppers

BlueCheeseBaconSalad

(Prep & cook time: 30 mins. Serves 6-8)

Whisk the Awesome Toss Dinner Tonight™ packet into 1/4 cup Olive Oil and 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar. Set aside. Salt and Pepper 4-6 Boneless Chicken Breasts, grill or bake (400° for 20 min.) and slice. Meanwhile, saute in 2 T. Butter: 1 diced Red, Orange or Yellow Pepper and 1/2 cup Pecans. Toss all of the above with 16 oz. Lettuces, 1/4 cup chopped Scallions or Onion, 1 thin-sliced Apple and crumbled Bacon & Blue Cheese. Serve with an awesome crusty Bread. (If you prefer less dressing, use half, store on the counter & use within 2 weeks!)

SHOPPING LIST:
“Awesome Toss” Packet
4 oz. Bleu Cheese
16 oz. Lettuces
1 Colored Pepper
1 bunch Scallions (green onion)
1 Apple
4 – 6 Chicken Breasts
Bacon (or cooked bits)
Red Wine Vinegar
Olive Oil
Pecans
Butter
Bakery Bread

WINE (the best part): This recipe pairs great with Marsala (red) or Sauvignon Blanc (white).

VARIATIONS: This recipe is excellent with steak, too. Also – Try an Asian-inspired salad: Add 1 tsp. Sesame Oil, substitute Rice Vinegar, crumbled Feta Cheese, and Mandarins or dried fruit.