Summer Salad–Panera Berry Salad Knockoff


I have been in a real cooking funk lately.  I just haven’t felt like spending the time to make meals which is pretty unusual for me.  My husband and I have irregular schedules with my sporadic travel and his late hours.  When you combine that with my total lack of motivation it results in a lot of take-out.  I have cooked a bit, but nothing worth noting and/or I forgot to take pictures.  Oops.

Not today! Well, actually I did forget to take pictures when I initially made this for Mother’s Day dinner but I had leftovers today so that counts, right? I snapped a couple shots before I ate.  A food stylist I’m not.


I pinned this ages ago.  It’s a knock-off of Panera’s Summer Berry Salad which I love.  I have to admit, Panera is one restaurant that drives me crazy.  I like the food and I go there often when I travel because it’s predictable and has wi-fi.  But every single time I am shocked at how much I spent and the fact that I’m still hungry when I leave.


I just tore up a few hearts of romaine and added strawberries, blueberries, mandarin oranges, and pineapple. I left off the candied pecans because I was making this for dinner at my step-mom’s house and she hates nuts.  The key to this is the Orange Poppy Seed Vinaigrette dressing.  It is so good!  Citrusy and sweet with just a bit of tang. For my lunch I added some leftover rotisserie chicken.  Delicious!


Here’s the link to the recipe.  Enjoy!


About girlguydogcat

Living in the midwest, wife to a fantastic husband, mom/servant to two cats and a dog.

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