Greek Salad Panera Bread Copycat Recipe

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Lettuce, kalamata olives, feta cheese, purple onion, tomatoes and an oil based dressing make this salad so delicious. This Panera Bread’s Replica version can be made at home with as amazing results…

Now, Panera Bread uses Romaine lettuce and pickled purple onions but chopped ice berg lettuce and plain purple onion works very well here. Feel free to season the salad with salt and pepper but I think the dressing is loaded with tons of flavor alone.

Moving on to the dressing, DO NOT be thrown off by the irrelevant dressing name… It’s reads Caesar but the oil based dressing tastes so similar to a Greek style version, as both dressings have some common ingredients such as oil, vinegar and salt. However, I don’t recommend creamy Caesar dressing as that appears to be a creamy white dressing which is not what we’re aiming for here. I only prefer this particular (oil based) Caesar dressing as I find the taste to pair so well with the ingredients, which also comes very close to Panera’s Greek Style Salad in my opinion, thus replicating their version.

If you enjoy Panera Breads Greek salad than this recipe and salad dressing is a must try!

greek-salad-panera-bread-copycat-recipe-Ingredients:

  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 purple onion, sliced
  • 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1-2 roma tomatoes, sliced
  • 2-3 whole pepperoncini’s (opt**)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup Newman’s Own Caeser* Dressing (the oil based kind NOT creamy)

Directions:

1. Combine the lettuce, onion and tomato. Garnish with whole pepperoncini’s, olives and feta cheese. Toss in the dressing right before serving.

2. To make ahead combine the lettuce, onion and tomato. Top with (well drained and patted dry) olives and pepperoncini peppers. Top with crumbled cheese and keep refrigerated. Toss in dressing right before serving.

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Greek Salad Panera Bread Copycat Recipe
 
Alyona's Cooking:
Serves: 6-8apprx
Ingredients
  • 1 head of iceberg (or romaine) lettuce, chopped
  • ½ purple onion, sliced
  • ⅓ cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1-2 roma tomatoes, sliced
  • 2-3 whole pepperoncini's (opt**)
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup Newman's Own Caeser* Dressing (the oil based kind NOT creamy)
Instructions
  1. Combine the lettuce, onion and tomato. Garnish with whole pepperoncini's, olives and feta cheese. Toss in the dressing right before serving.
  2. To make ahead combine the lettuce, onion and tomato. Top with (well drained and patted dry) olives and pepperoncini peppers. Top with crumbled cheese and keep refrigerated. Toss in dressing right before serving.

 

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