Monday, May 20, 2019

{Recipe} Copycat Panera Strawberry "Chkn" Salad & Poppyseed Dressing

I showed this salad on one of my Few Things Friday posts awhile back.  It was so good that I decided to remake it for its own recipe post.
 My version of the Panera Strawberry "Chkn" salad starts with some crispy tenders.  I like Gardein and Trader Joe's brands.  I bake them up until they are browned and crispy.
While they are baking, I assemble my salad. For this one I used mixed greens, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, shredded carrots, scallions, mandarin oranges and fresh strawberries.
 Then I whip up this super simple Lemon Poppyseed Dressing.

{Oil Free Lemon Poppyseed Dressing}
1/2 non dairy milk (unsweetened)
1/3 cup chopped onion (I only had a red one this time)
1 TBS Dijon mustard
1 tsp garlic powder
3 TBS apple cider vinegar
2 TBS lemon juice
2-4 packets stevia sweetener (I used 2)
1/4-1/2 cup water
2 TBS poppyseeds
Mix all ingredients (except poppy seeds) together in a high speed blender until smooth. Start with 1/4 cup of water and add more if needed.  Stir in poppy seeds and store in an airtight container in the fridge.  Give it a shake if it separation occurs before serving.
  Look at all of those bright colors!
 When the "chk-n" tenders are done, slice them up and add to the salad.
 Pour that dressing on top!
 I like to add some slivered almonds too.
 One more shot of that dressing action.
 Dig in!

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9 comments: said...

That sounds yummy. I love that salad. Visiting you from the good, random fun link up

Hena Tayeb said...

Oh this looks so good!

Creations By Cindy said...

YUMMY! I lovwe poppy seed dressing and this looks so simple to make! A must try. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Carla from The River said...

Yummy, Heather!! This is a favorite of mine.
Thank you for sharing.

Andrea Nine said...

I will 100% be making this!!!

Tamar SB said...

So colorful!!

Love Of Quilts said...

Now I could get into that salad, love fruits in a salad!

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Yum! I need to pin this. It's one of my favorite salads there!

Mother of 3 said...

This is my favorite Panera salad and I'm always so sad it's only available in summer. Pinned.

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