New Spring Menu at Panera Includes Turkey Fuji Apple Salad

Spring is in the air and some new and returning menu items will be hitting your local Panera on March 15th.

NEW Roasted Turkey Fuji Apple Salad:

All-natural roasted turkey, mixed field greens, romaine lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions, pecans, Gorgonzola, apple chips and white balsamic apple vinaigrette.

NEW Low-Fat Peach Nectar Smoothie with Ginseng:

Peach nectar puree with ginseng, blended with organic, low-fat Stonyfield Farm® vanilla yogurt and ice.

RETURNING FAVORITE Low-Fat Chicken Tortilla Soup paired with Cuban Chicken Panini:

Sandwich: All-natural, antibiotic-free chicken, smoked, lean ham, sweet & spicy pickle chips, Swiss, chipotle mayo & sun-dried tomato ale mustard.  Soup: Made with whole kernel corn and roasted Poblano peppers, black beans and tomatoes, seasoned with dried chili peppers and hints of cumin and lime. Topped with tri-colored tortilla strips.

6 comments on “New Spring Menu at Panera Includes Turkey Fuji Apple Salad

  1. Erin says:

    I wish they’d do something more interesting with the turkey than just sub it for chicken in an already existing salad. Not to take anything away from the fuji apple salad (it’s one of my favorite items).

    Peach smoothie sounds good. I wish they’d bring back the black cherry.

  2. Lisa says:

    seeing as chicken fuji apple salad is my FAVORITE thing, I kinda cant wait to try the turkey one 🙂

  3. SkippyMom says:

    I wish the apples were fresh and not chips – although the dressing sounds divine. Interesting they are calling it “new” when, as Lisa and Erin point out, it is just a derivation of an already existing item.

    Anything peach is great in my book. I can’t wait until we can get them fresh at the farmers market so I can make smoothies here.

  4. kikurage says:

    Fuji Apple Salad looks very good. I think that the flavors of turkey and apple are good matched. I will eat no mayo, no dressing, no sauce.

  5. Manavee says:

    You will almost never get something that is just plain bad at Panera. Most of the time, it actually ranges between pretty good to really good.

    My problem with Panera is that they never seem to take any chances in terms of their flavors. They’re never going to do anything that’s too far out of the box. That’s why I prefer Cosi over Panera. Cosi will do some interesting things with the flavors they use….sometimes it’s spectacular, and sometimes it’s a spectacular failure, but at least they try some different things.

  6. Sandy says:

    Maybe I’m the only one but I find Panera food bland and uninspiring, quite average. Some of their breads are awesome though.

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