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Ode to the Strawberry


Spring and summer mark strawberry season, so grab a few pints and start slicing, because these sweet recipes are ripe for the picking.

If salads are your go-to as the weather warms, these recipes are for you. Each one thinks far beyond the greens-and-dressing combination to create bowls of fresh flavors as satisfying as they are delicious.


Strawberry Arugula Salad

Made with Panera Balsamic Vinaigrette. Tart dressing and peppery baby arugula help to balance out the sweet fresh berries and nectarines in this easy-to-make, super flavorful salad.


Strawberry Poppyseed Chicken Salad

Made with Panera Poppyseed Dressing. This is as close as you can get to the bakery-cafe fan-favorite salad, made right in your own kitchen.


Strawberry Snap Pea Salad

Made with Panera Mediterranean Lemon Vinaigrette. This hearty mix of strawberries, snap peas, dried apricots and toasted almonds is beautiful on top of being delicious. It holds up well in the fridge, can be made up to two days in advance and is easy to bring.


Cucumber Strawberry Salad

Made with Panera Poppyseed Dressing. Cool and refreshing, this summery salad is a sweet-meets-savory combination that’s great for even the hottest days. Or, try our Very Berry Avocado Salad that truly lives up to its name. Try it when the berries are at their peak for best flavor.


Strawberry Poppyseed Gazpacho

Made with Panera Poppyseed Dressing. This is a creative take on the classic chilled soup, is easy to make and offers a refreshing meal idea for the warmer months. Fresh strawberries add a bright pop for the eyes and the taste buds. 


Ready for dessert? No strawberry celebration would be complete without this sweet ending. This Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Shortcake is easy enough for a weeknight, yet fancy enough for a dinner party, and takes just minutes to prep.
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