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Panera Strawberry Poppyseed Salad is bursting with fresh fruit and tender chicken. Delicious poppyseed dressing drizzled over this salad makes each bite simply amazing. Give this copycat panera strawberry poppyseed salad a try today!

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Panera Strawberry Poppyseed Salad is so easy to make!

There is just something about Panera Strawberry Poppyseed Salad that we all love. The fresh fruit, flavorful chicken and tangy poppyseed dressing make this a great meal.

It is light and not heavy at all but also filling. We love this salad in the warmer weather when fruit is in season and you just don’t want to eat a bunch of heavy foods. Check out more of our Easy Spring Recipes.

This is the perfect meal for a bridal luncheon, brunch and really anything! We make this for quick lunch recipe during the week.

The easy salad recipe looks so fancy but takes just minutes to prepare. Plus, you will save a ton from buying this at Panera.

If you love fun salads, also try Big Mac Salad, Panera Fuji Apple Salad and Chick-fil-a Spicy Southwest Salad Recipe.

Let’s get started!

You will see just how simple this delicious salad is to make. Start saving a ton of money by making this tasty salad at home.

Ingredients

For the Salad

  • boneless chicken breast
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • minced garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • romaine hearts chopped
  • spinach, fresh
  • pineapple, diced
  • strawberries, Sliced
  • blueberries
  • mandarin oranges, drained
  • chopped roasted pecans
  • Poppyseeds

For the Poppyseed Dressing

  • Mayonnaise
  • Honey
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Poppy Seeds
  • Milk
  • Salt

How to make panera strawberry poppyseed salad at home:

Marinade the chicken in the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, minced garlic, salt and pepper. I like to do this for at least 1 hour but overnight is ideal.

Grill the chicken over medium heat for approximately 5-7 minutes on each side until the chicken is cooked through.

Set aside and allow the chicken to cool slightly.  Then slice the chicken.

Add the romaine lettuce, spinach and fruit to a large mixing bowl.  Toss well until all the ingredients are well combined.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients.

Top the salad mixture with the chicken, pecans, additional poppy seeds and drizzle with the poppy seed salad dressing.

Serve immediately and enjoy! Keep reading for the full recipe.

It really is so easy and you are going to love it. Give it a try and let us know how it turns out for you!

Doesn’t this look yummy? Oh my goodness! You will love this salad recipe and how easy it is.

Enjoy copycat panera strawberry poppyseed salad at home for a fraction of the price!

This strawberry poppyseed salad is so easy to make. You are going to love it and the poppyseed dressing recipe is also so simple!

From the salad to the dressing ingredients, it is all very easy. This is our favorite salad and we love the grilled chicken and fresh fruit. The strawberries blueberries and mandarin oranges all taste amazing.

It can really add up purchasing one of these salads at Panera Bread. I just love these and could eat them several times a week. That adds up!

Plus, if you dine out with your family, your total bill just sky rocketed. Make these at home instead for a huge savings and still enjoy a delicious meal. It’s so easy and delicious!

Print this Strawberry Poppy seed Salad recipe below:

Panera Strawberry Poppyseed Salad

5 from 58 votes
Panera Strawberry Poppyseed Salad is loaded with fruit and tender chicken. Delicious poppyseed dressing drizzled over the salad makes the dish even better.
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 548

Ingredients

For the Chicken:

For the Salad:

  • 3 romaine hearts chopped
  • 3 cups spinach fresh
  • 1 pineapple diced
  • 16 ounces Strawberries Sliced
  • 1 Cup blueberries
  • 1 can mandarin oranges drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted pecans
  • 1 Tbsp Poppy seeds

For the Dressing:

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Instructions

  • Marinade the chicken in the balsamic vinegar, oil olive, minced garlic, salt and pepper for at least 1 hour but overnight is ideal.
  • Grill the chicken over medium heat for approximately 5-7 minutes on each side until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Set aside and allow the chicken to cool slightly. Then slice the chicken.
  • Add the romaine lettuce, spinach and fruit to a large mixing bowl. Toss well until all the ingredients are well combined.
  • Whisk together all the dressing ingredients. Add more milk if needed to make a pourable consistency.
  • Top with salad mixture with the chicken, pecans, additional poppy seeds and drizzle with the homemade poppy seed salad dressing.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 548kcal, Carbohydrates 47g, Protein 29g, Fat 29g, Saturated Fat 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat 10g, Monounsaturated Fat 13g, Trans Fat 0.04g, Cholesterol 78mg, Sodium 817mg, Potassium 1097mg, Fiber 8g, Sugar 34g, Vitamin A 6780IU, Vitamin C 138mg, Calcium 146mg, Iron 3mg

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  1. Carrie says:

    I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Joyce says:

    5 stars
    Easy make ahead salad for lunch or dinner with a crusty bread. I bought a bottle of Marzetti Sweet Poppyseed Dressing and did not top with poppyseeds. Delicious!!!