Panera Southwest Salad

Welcome to my kitchen and the secret behind my delicious Panera Southwest Salad! This unique, zesty dish is full of vibrant flavors, succulent textures, and just the right amount of kick. Combining two classic cuisines—Mexican and American—this Southwest Salad will tantalize your taste buds and fuel your body with delicious nutrition.


  • 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/4 cup prepared ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup roasted red peppers
  • 1/4 cup grilled corn
  • 1/4 cup black beans, drained and heated
  • 1/4 cup diced jalapeno peppers
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/4 cup pico de gallo
  • 1/4 cup diced avocado
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons crushed tortilla chips


In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, ranch dressing, roasted red peppers, grilled corn, black beans, jalapeno peppers, cheese, pico de gallo, avocado, salsa, and crushed tortilla chips. Gently mix to combine all of the ingredients.


Serve up a bowl of this Panera Southwest Salad with a cold margarita and you’ll have a party in your mouth! The delicious combination of cool ranch, the tang of jalapeños, and the smoky flavor of grilled corn make for a big flavor explosion. It’s a great summertime dish that you can serve with cornbread or warm tortillas.

This Panera Southwest Salad is a spin off of the classic Mexican street food, elote. It’s a quick and easy meal that you can prepare in no time at all, while still delivering a delicious and healthy meal that’s great for any time of the day or night.

So if you’re looking for a fresh, tasty, and healthy alternative to traditional Tex-Mex fare, try out my Panera Southwest Salad. You won’t be disappointed!