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14 Copycat Restaurant Salad Recipes

by Kristen

There are many popular restaurants that have amazing salads!  Restaurant salads can be super pricey!  Here are a collection of copycat recipes for some of the more popular salad recipes found at chain restaurants!  Instead of dropping $10.00 plus on one salad, you can buy the ingredients and make several servings of said salad.   These copycat salad recipes taste like the real thing!

Copycat Culvers Strawberry Fields Salad 

You will love the flavor of this copycat Strawberry Fields Salad. It has blue cheese, strawberries, pecans, and chicken over a bed of lettuce.  This is my favorite restaurant salad! Make a big batch. Your entire family will enjoy this dish!

Copycat Panera Strawberry Poppyseed Salad

You can make this Panera Strawberry Poppyseed Salad for fewer calories than you can find at Panera.  You will love this iceberg lettuce salad with fruit and sweet poppyseed dressing drizzle on top.

Copycat Wendy’s Strawberry Mango Salad 

All you need for this easy salad is romaine lettuce, fruit, feta cheese, and sunflower seeds, and you can also add chicken breast on top.

Copycat Panera Ancient Grain Arugula Salad

Adding quinoa to this salad makes it filling.  This salad has tangy apples, crunchy pepitas, and grapes.    I love this Panera salad!  Make sure to top it off with some black pepper!  You will want to get a spring salad mix when you make this meal!

Copycat Hyvee Napa Cashew Chicken Salad 

If you live in the midwest, you probably have had the Napa Chicken salad from Hyvee.   This easy chicken salad has cashews, red cabbage, and green onion mixed with salad dressing.   You can serve Napa chicken salad over a bed of lettuce, over pasta, or on a slice of bread.

Copycat California Pizza Kitchen Waldorf Salad 

California Pizza Kitchen is a restaurant I like to visit when I am home in Chicagoland.  This Waldorf salad is crunchy, sweet, and features apples, celery, nuts, cucumbers, and a vinegar-based dressing!

Copycat Wendy’s Apple Pecan Salad with Chicken

Wendy’s apple pecan salad is my favorite salad to get from wendys!  This is also a great salad to make as a broccoli salad.  I like to add a little bacon to mine!

Copycat Chick-fil-a Kale Caesar Salad 

The kale caesar salad from Chick-fil-a is super lemony and flavorful!  You will love the croutons on this salad!  I highly recommend adding proteins such as chicken or an egg. And maybe some tomatoes to round out the meal.

Copycat Olive Garden Salad 

I could eat the salad from Olive Garden every day for the rest of my life, and I would die happy.   This salad has red onion, tomatoes, black olives, croutons, pepperoncini,  and parmesan cheese.   I love the spices in the olive garden salad dressing!  Don’t forget to pick up some breadsticks to have on the side!

Copycat Cheesecake Factory Chinese Chicken Salad 

Who else loves the Chinese Chicken Chopped Salad from Cheesecake Factory?  ( or Applebees) This sweet salad is a great dish to serve at parties or as a main meal!  I highly recommend doubling the recipe and doing it in a large bowl as a main meal!

Copycat Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Salad 

Cafe Rio Sweet Pork salad features avocado, corn, and grape tomatoes, with a bit of ranch drizzle on top!  Don’t forget to add some cilantro!

Big Mac Salad Bowl 

This salad isn’t precisely a copycat, but it tastes just like a big mac without the greasy burger or all the sugary buns!

Copycat O Charley’s California Chicken Salad 

If you like O Charleys, then you need to try this salad!  You will love the taste of the homemade salad dressing!

Copycat Panera BBQ Chicken Salad

Panera’s BBQ Chicken Salad is a favorite in my house!  The french fried onions truly make this salad over the top!

Did you make any of these salads?  I would love to hear how they turned out for you!  Please comment below this post or tag me on social media.  You can find me on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.



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