Loaded Spinach Salad

There is no denying that I have a LOVE for Panera Bread.  We have one so close to our house and by my work it’s not hard to stop by for a quick lunch or dinner.  This past week I went two days in a row for lunch after I visited Olivia at school.  When I go I usually try out different combinations from their pick two list.  They have a new salad out that is called the Spinach Power Salad.  I decided to go astray and pick this salad with soup instead of my usual soup and sandwich combo.

This salad is loaded with spinach, diced egg, bacon, crispy onions, mushrooms followed by a vinaigrette dressing.  Now you know why I called mine the “Loaded Spinach Salad.”

Not only did I eat this salad for lunch but I made it again for dinner.  I would honestly eat this salad all the time but my patience wears thin waiting for the egg and bacon to get done.  You can buy hard boiled eggs in a package at the grocery store but honestly I am kind of weirded out by buying them in a package (not fresh).  I’m not even a huge egg fan but I love them on my salads for some strange reason.

Do you like eggs on your salads?  Please say yes and try this one!

ENJOY ~ Meagan


Print Recipe

Loaded Spinach Salad

My play on Panera Bread's Spinach Power Salad.

Yield: 1


1 hard boiled egg
1 slice Baked Bacon, chopped
2 1/2 cup spinach
2 Tbsp crispy onions
1/4 cup mushrooms
1 1/2 Tbsp carrots, diced
1/2 avocado, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
onion vinaigrette to drizzle


In a medium size bowl combine all of the ingredients listed and toss with two spoons.
(Yes it is that easy)

Inspired by Panera Bread's Spinach Power Salad

Loaded Spinach Salad


Another Panera Creation:

Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich



8 Responses to “Loaded Spinach Salad”

  1. 1
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 1, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I really love everything about this salad! And I sure wish I was having this for lunch today! It totally beats my leftovers pesto pasta.


  2. 2
    Kate@Diethood — March 2, 2013 at 10:45 am

    That salad would satisfy a few of my cravings right now! I love Panera Bread and I LOVE eggs in my salads!!


  3. 3
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — March 4, 2013 at 8:34 am

    This salad looks phenominal!!


  4. 4
    katie — March 4, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Yum! This salad looks beautiful and oh-so delicious.


  5. 5
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — March 4, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Yep! I totally need this salad in my life!! Can’t wait to make!


  6. 6
    Meghan — March 4, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I want to dive into that bowl right now! I’ve been testing recipes all day & I’m craving some greens! Looks so good & yes on the eggs!


  7. 7
    Baking Serendipity — March 4, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    This looks like the perfect lunch salad!


  8. 8
    Anne @The Cooking Campaign — March 5, 2013 at 12:44 am

    You had me at “Do you like Egg on your Salads?”


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