Salads are a great way to get your daily dose of veggies, and this Copycat Panera Greek Salad Recipe is no exception! This salad is packed with delicious veggies and fresh ingredients and then topped with a flavorful homemade dressing that will make you feel like you’re eating at Panera. So ditch the takeout and make this salad instead – you won’t regret it!
If you love Mediterranean flavors then you also might like this Greek Style Cauliflower Rice Salad.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
If you’re like me, you love the Mediterranean flavors of Panera’s Greek Salad. I think this is one of my favorite salads because of the tangy feta cheese and the oil dressing. The problem is, it’s a bit pricey to eat there all the time. Not to worry though! You can make your own at home for a fraction of the price. Plus, it has plenty of healthy ingredients. So go ahead and give this easy recipe a try! I promise you won’t be disappointed.
- This Copycat Panera Greek Salad is the perfect summer salad!
- It’s packed with delicious ingredients like cucumber, tomatoes, feta cheese, and olives, and it’s tossed in a light and refreshing homemade Greek dressing.
- This salad is so easy to make and it’s always a hit!
You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this recipe. So, gather these tools and get ready to make a tasty salad for lunch or dinner. Your entire family is going to love this easy salad that is bursting with crunchy veggies.
- small bowl
- large bowl
- measuring spoons and cups
- knife and cutting board
You only need a few ingredients to make this fresh salad recipe. The key to a great Greek salad is in the Panera Bread Greek Salad dressing. I like to use a simple mixture of red wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic, oregano, and a few other seasonings. Your entire family is going to love this simple salad recipe.
- red wine vinegar
- olive oil
- dried oregano
- dried basil
- ground mustard powder or prepared dijon mustard
- garlic, minced
- black pepper
FOR THE SALAD
- head romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
- cherry tomatoes, halved lengthwise if large size
- small red onion or purple onions, thinly sliced
- pitted kalamata olives – don’t get the kalmata with seeds. No one wants a trip to the dentist!
- crumbled feta cheese
- whole pepperoncini peppers
HOW TO MAKE THIS COPYCAT PANERA GREEK SALAD RECIPE
Making this salad is so easy. Just follow these simple steps and you will have a Panera Bread Copycat Greek Salad in no time at all. And, the best part is that you don’t even have to leave your house to get it.
STEP 1: MAKE THE DRESSING
In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the dressing. Set aside.
STEP 2: PREPARE THE SALAD
In a large bowl, toss together ingredients for the salad. You can save the pepperoncini peppers to garnish or add a few before tossing the salad.
STEP 3: TOP WITH DRESSING
Toss salad with the desired amount of dressing.
STEP 4: GARNISH AND SERVE
Garnish with pepperoncini peppers before serving.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH PANERA GREEK SALAD
This salad is delicious on its own, but if you’re looking for something to serve with it, here are a few ideas.
SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS
If you’re looking to make this salad your own, here are a few ideas.
- chicken, shrimp, or steak
- diced cucumber
- lemon juice or lemon juice concentrate
- apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar
- dehydrated tarragon
- head of iceberg lettuce or any kind of lettuce you prefer
- red grape tomatoes
HOW TO STORE
If you have any lettuce and crunchy vegetables leftover, they can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Just be sure to dress the salad right before serving. If you are storing your salad in a plastic bag, I recommend making sure that you add a paper towel to absorb any liquid in the bag.
The Copycat Panera greek dressing can be stored in the fridge for up to one week in an airtight container. Give it a good shake before dressing the salad.
Do you have questions about this simple greek salad recipe? here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
This salad is packed with fresh vegetables and a light dressing, so it is a healthy option. If you are looking for an even healthier version, you could omit the feta cheese or use a vegan variety.
The seasonal greens salad is the lowest-calorie salad at Panera.
The Panera Greek salad has 400 calories.
OTHER DELICIOUS AND HEALTHY SALAD RECIPES YOU MAY ENJOY
- Spinach Strawberry Salad with shrimp
- Pomegranate Apple and Beet Salad
- Green Goddess Salad
- Mediterranean Watermelon Salad
- Strawberry Spinach Pasta Salad
- Greek Pasta Salad
- GREEK SALAD DRESSING
- 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard powder
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- GREEK SALAD
- 1 large head romaine lettuce, diced
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced lengthwise
- 1/2 small onion, sliced
- 1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted
- 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 6 Pepperoncini peppers, whole
- Clean salad, dry and chop into bite size pieces.
- Slice onion and tomatoes in half.
Greek Salad Dressing
- In a small mixing bowl add red wine vinegar, olive oil, oregano, basil, garlic, salt & pepper.
- Whisk together until all ingredients are incorporated. Place in a jar with a lid until ready to use.
- In a large salad bowl add salad and all the ingredients, except the dressing.
- Gently toss the ingredients together with salad tongs.
- Shake or whisk salad dressing, and pour desired amount over the prepared salad.
- Garnish with pepperoncini peppers before serving.
Salad dressing recipe will make 3/4 cup of dressing.
Prepared Dijon mustard can be used in place of the mustard powder.
Add more pepperoncini peppers if desired.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 308Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 1333mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 4g
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