Homemade Panera Strawberry Poppyseed Salad 

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!


  • 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

Poppyseed Dressing Ingredients

  • light mayonnaise
  • honey
  • apple cider vinegar
  • poppy seeds
  • milk
  • salt

How to make the dressing:

Add all the ingredients into a small mixing bowl and whisk thoroughly until all the ingredients are well combined.  Store in a air tight glass container with a lid in the refrigerator.

How to make salad:

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 and fruit to a large mixing bowl.  Toss well until all the ingredients are well combined.

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


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