So I’m a huge Panera Bread fan, a lover of salads for lunch and pretty lazy when it comes to making something before walking out the door in the morning. However after a week off and feeling rather relaxed, I found myself making food for the work week Sunday night. Not only did this baby have people peering over to see exactly what I was eating but it made them rethink the boutique salads they decided to go for.
~~Let Panera Know Who’s Boss Steak Salad with Goat Cheese~~
What to buy
- 1 bag of spinach/raddichio salad mix
- 1 red pepper
- 1 green pepper
- 2 cucumber
- 5 Roma tomatoes
- 1 package of whole mushrooms
- goat cheese crumbles
- 1.5 chuck steak ( I used 2)
- 1 red onion
What to do
- Season steak (garlic salt, pepper, steakhouse sauce) and let marinate for 30 min to 1 hour in fridge
- Pre-heat oven to 400
- Prepare veggies of choice and store for later
- Cook steak to preference…I prefer some pink
- Allow steak to cool then slice
- Layer ingredients on plate
- Sprinkle with goat cheese crumbles, throw in some croutons and add your favorite dressing
Cooked on Sunday, this recipe lasted my fiance and I till Wednesday and that included us both double dipping with the salad and veggie mix at least once. You can eat the steak cold providing you do so right out of the fridge or you can heat it up for a really nice hot/cold salad. Also the steak will last you a good 3-4 after cooked. A little heavy on the meat serving and finding yourself fresh out by Tuesday? No problem. Either eat the salad and veggie mix alone or throw in a couple slices of lunch meat.
The winning touch to this salad though was the cheese bread I snagged at Walmart. For any Panera fan you are probably familiar with the asiago cheese loaf. It’s my favorite and I can eat the whole loaf at least twice a day. While grabbing my usual garlic parmesan italian bread (only $1.60 all day everyday) I came across their cheese bread. Not only was it fresh, not only was it larger than Panera’s, it was only $3.
Oh and if you choose to make this dinner, it pairs well with Bud Light’s Lime a Rita….just sayin