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Thai Chopped Salad (Panera Copycat)

One of my favorite places to go for lunch is Panera. Sandwiches, Salads, and Soups, what I consider the best options for lunch. My favorite salad to order at Panera is the Thai Chopped Salad. Since I am a big believer in bringing packed lunches to work I decided to recreate this vegetable loaded salad.

Thai Chopped Salad

3 bunches of Romaine lettuce

2 red peppers

1/2 package of baby carrots

5 green onions

1 C cashews

1/2 package of frozen edamame (defrosted)

1/4 C cilantro

Kraft Asian Sesame Dressing

Wonton Strips

Chop the carrots and red peppers into diced size pieces.

Start with sauteing the carrots for about 5 minutes on medium-high heat.

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Add in the red peppers and edamame and saute for an additional 3 minutes. Salt and pepper the vegetables.

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Pour the vegetables into a bowl to cool. Notice the char on the edamame just like Panera does? Yum!

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Wash and chop the romaine.

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Dice the cilantro and green onions.

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Chop the cashews. I recommend using a chopper device such as a food processor to speed up the process. Just make sure to not shop the pieces into too small of pieces.

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Combine the cooled vegetables, lettuce, cilantro, green onion, and cashews in a large bowl.

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Serve the salads with the Sesame Asian dressing and top with wonton strips.

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8 servings

248 calorie per serving

What is your favorite salad to order at Panera?

What is your go-to salad to pack for a lunch?

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