Panera Adds New Southwest Chicken Tortilla Soup, Brings Back Strawberry Poppyseed Salad


Strawberry Poppyseed Salad is back at Panera Bread and along with it comes the new Southwest Chicken Tortilla Soup.

The Southwest Chicken Tortilla Soup consists of a zesty roasted tomato and chili broth with slow-simmered chicken, corn, black beans, poblano peppers, masa, hominy, lime, and cilantro, and garnished with masa crisps.

Panera’s new soup is similar to the Southwest Chicken Tortilla Bowl that was introduced back in 2017, which consisted of smoked pulled chicken, quinoa tomato sofrito blend, brown rice, spinach, Napa cabbage blend, pickled red onions, roasted red peppers, fresh lime, adobo corn, and chile lime rojo sauce, topped with cilantro and masa crisps in hen broth.

The Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad features romaine lettuce, mandarin oranges, blueberries, strawberries, and pineapple tossed in poppyseed dressing and topped with toasted pecan pieces. And you can also get it with chicken.

Panera Bread's Strawberry Poppyseed Salad

The Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad with Chicken features all the same ingredients as the original, but with chicken raised without antibiotics.

Panera’s new Southwest Chicken Tortilla Soup carries a suggested price of $5.79. The Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad, which is available in whole and half, goes for $10.19 and $7.19, respectively. Prices may vary.

Both the salad and the soup can be found at participating Panera Bread restaurants nationwide for a limited time.

Southwest Chicken Tortilla Soup Nutrition Facts

  • 250 calories
  • 80 calories from fat
  • 8 grams of fat
  • 2 grams of saturated fat
  • 1080 milligrams of sodium
  • 32 grams of carbs
  • 3 grams of sugar
  • 14 grams of protein

Strawberry Poppyseed Salad (Whole) Nutrition Facts

  • 230 calories
  • 110 calories from fat
  • 12 grams of fat
  • 1 gram of saturated fat
  • 130 milligrams of sodium
  • 32 grams of carbs
  • 23 grams of sugar
  • 20 grams of protein

Have you tried the new soup at Panera? Let us know in the comments below.


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