Panera Salads Copycat Recipes

Do you love a fresh salad? Love Panera, but perhaps you aren’t close to a location near you.

Panera Bread is known for its freshly made salads. It’s so hard to pick a favorite, sometimes you might even want to order one of their well-known pick 2 combinations with two salads. Enjoy this collection of Panera salads, you are bound to find a favorite like the Green Goddess salad, or perhaps you can rediscover a seasonal salad like the Thai chicken salad again.

Which salad is the best Panera salad? You will have to decide. These salads are so good they do not need to be paired with a soup or a sandwich.

collage of copycat Panera salads.

Asian Sesame Salad with Chicken

Wonder what makes this salad extra special? It’s the wonton strips that give this salad its delicious crunch. If you enjoyed Sweet Tomatoes Wonton Madness salad, you are going to love this one.

Asian Sesame Chicken Salad
A copycat recipe for Panera’s Asian Sesame Chicken Salad.This salad is made with romaine, wonton strips, almonds, chicken, and an asian sesame vinaigrette.
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BBQ Chicken Salad

If you love the flavor of a summer cookout, the grilled chicken topped with a tangy barbecue ranch salad dressing adds that extra touch. Panera sneaks in some crunchy fried onions to make this salad have some extra pizzazz.

Panera BBQ Chicken Salad
You can make Panera Bread's BBQ chicken salad with barbecue ranch dressing at home with this easy copycat recipe.
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overhead view of copycat Panera BBQ chicken salad and a fork on a napkin.
copycat Panera BBQ chicken salad with barbecue ranch dressing.

Caesar Salad with Chicken

Love a delicious freshly made Caesar salad? Here you can recreate this hearty salad, When you make it yourself you can add as much chicken as you like.

Chicken Caesar Salad
This delicious Caesar salad with grilled chicken has homemade Caesar dressing, croutons, Parmesan cheese, and tomatoes.
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chicken Caesar salad and cherry tomatoes in wood bowls

Fuji Apple Salad

Everyone raves about this salad that features fresh Fuji apples. This salad is paired with a light and refreshing vinaigrette that is super easy to make the fresh apple chips in this salad are sure to make it a fall favorite of yours.

Fuji Apple Salad With Apple Vinaigrette Dressing
Fuji apple salad & vinaigrette is a perfect salad any day of the year. It’s a colorful blend that’s bursting with flavor.
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Fuji Apple Salad With Apple Vinaigrette Dressing

Fuji Apple Salad with Chicken

Do you want a more substantial salad? Upgrade the Panera apple salad with some freshly grilled chicken. The extra protein will keep you fueled throughout the day.

Panera Fuji Apple Salad With Chicken
Easily make the Panera Fuji Apple Salad at home! Featuring a perfect replica recipe of the salad with chicken.
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Greek Salad

Look no further, you can make the Panera Greek Salad recipe, in no time at all. This recipe comes with its own Panera Greek dressing, plenty of feta cheese. When you make this salad at home you can add as many pepperoncini as you desire.

Panera Greek Salad
If you love Panera’s Greek salad, then you’re going to love this copycat version. So delicious, and so easy to make at home!
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Green Goddess Salad

Panera offers a twist on the traditional Green Goddess salad. The light dressing is a modern take on the traditional Green Goddess dressing. Omit the pickled red onions if you want this to be low carb. But you can add in an extra egg, or even some extra avocado if you desire.

Panera Bread Green Goddess Cobb Salad
Make your own copycat Panera Bread Green Goddess Cobb Salad. This recipe is perfect for low carb and keto friendly diets. 
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Panera Bread Green Goddess Cobb Salad is perfect for those who are following a low carb or keto diet.

Mediterranean Grain Bowl

Want something a little more hearty? This salad combines hummus, grains, and grilled chicken. A protein-packed salad will keep you satisfied for hours.

Panera Mediterranean Grain Bowl
Make Panera Mediterranean Grain Bowl with Chicken at home with this easy copycat recipe. It's delicious, healthy, hearty, and great for lunch or dinner.
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two Mediterranean grain bowls with chicken
two bowls of homemade Panera Mediterranean grain bowls with chicken

Southwest Chili Lime Salad

Looking for a salad that has some zip and zing? This southwest-inspired salad has a black bean and corn salsa and is topped with crunchy tortilla strips for a pop of texture.

Panera Southwest Chile Lime Ranch Salad
Panera Southwest Chile Lime Ranch Salad with Chicken is a copycat recipe of the popular salad with Panera Chile Lime Ranch Dressing.
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Spicy Thai Salad

Looking for the Panera Spicy Thai Salad? This was removed from the menu, but you can enjoy this fan favorite at home with this easy copycat recipe.

Spicy Thai Salad with Chicken
This Thai Salad with chicken is a perfect copycat of the discontinued Panera salad! Featuring juicy chicken, fresh greens, and an amazing Thai peanut dressing, you can even make this low carb!
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Strawberry Poppyseed Salad with Chicken

The ever-popular seasonal menu item is a fan favorite. When you have a copycat recipe you don’t have to worry about which menu items are currently available. Enjoy the strawberry poppyseed salad that only Panera made famous. While they serve the salad only during the summer, you can enjoy this all year long!

Panera Strawberry Poppyseed Salad
Panera Strawberry Poppyseed Salad is loaded with fruit and tender chicken. Delicious poppyseed dressing drizzled over the salad makes the dish even better.
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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