A quick and easy copy-cat recipe of the Panera Hummus Chicken Power salad. It makes a perfect, healthy weeknight dinner!
I’m starting your day off with a little poetry:
AN ODE TO PANERA:
Oh Panera, you make me smile.
With your delicious cinnamon crunch bagels, I could stay awhile
The smell of fresh baked treats
Oh Panera, you sure are swell!
So, whatcha think? Have I missed my calling? Should I stop making food and go to Paris, buy a beret (Movies tell me that is the key to writing good poetry) and stand on little stages in dimly lit cafes, bearing my heart for innocent bystanders?
I didn’t think so either.
The poem may not be all that fabulous, but let’s be honest with ourselves, Panera is the greatest ever.
I know you guys are all “Uhhh, Taylor..Panera has been around forever. It is SO 1999.” How-ev-er, we didn’t have them when I was growing up in the land of Maple leaves, hockey and syrup.
So, you’ll have to excuse the excitement. This Panera business is a whole new world (que Aladdin) for me.
It all started when I tried their cinnamon crunch scone during a little homemade Chicken noodle soup making break. Ya, I could have burned the house down leaving a pot on the stove while I went out but, you guys, that scone is worth a house fire. I’m serious yo. If you haven’t had it stop reading now and go buy one.
Then come back and finish though. I <3 you and like having you around.
I’m needy like that.
I continued to feed my addiction (get it- “feed” ‘cause it’s a bakery. Just laugh.) when I tried their Spinach Hummus Power Salad. Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh. Who knew that hummus makes the world’s best salad dressing?! Not this girl.
So, last week we talked about some Jalapeno Lime Hummus…and now you know the real reason behind the creation: to put it on
ALL THE THINGS this copy-cat salad.
I actually made this a few weeks back and I’m STILL dreaming about it guys.
In fact, I think I’ll go make another. And wash it down with a samoa scone.
Something tells me that you should do the same.
FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
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