Recipe: Copycat Panera® Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing

If you crave Panera®'s Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing as much as we do, you will LOVE our healthy homemade version. Nothing quite beats the option of making your own seemingly store-bought recipe! Top our Copycat Panera® Strawberry Chicken Salad with this and you'll be set for the summer!




Recipe: Copycat Panera(R) Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: none

Yield: 12 servings

Serving size: 2 tablespoon


2 cups chopped strawberries

½ cup white balsamic vinegar (or regular, but the dressing will be darker)

¼ cup canola oil

1 tablespoon stevia (or your favorite no-calorie sweetener)

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

⅛ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon poppy seeds


    Combine all of the dressing ingredients except the poppy seeds together in a high-speed blender or food processor and mix until smooth.

    Stir in the poppy seeds and transfer to an airtight bottle or container with a lid (like a mason jar) and store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: (1 tablespoon)

Calories: 70

Calories from fat: 44

Fat: 5g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 34mg

Carbohydrates: 4g

Fiber: 0g

Sugar: 0g

Protein: 0g

SmartPoints: 2

The nutrition content of recipes on has been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.

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