|My favorite summer salad.|
In a bowl combine romaine lettuce, shredded mozzarella cheese, sliced almonds, sliced celery, and sliced strawberries. During the winter I often make the same salad and use canned mandarin oranges. It also tastes great with dried cranberries, sesame sticks, cashews, cubed apples, etc. You can also add chicken if you want to add protein or make this salad taste more like Panera's.
In a blender combine:
1/2 c. white sugar (or you can substitute your favorite sugar substitute)
1/2 c. lemon juice
2 t. finely diced onion
1 t. prepared Dijon mustard
1/2 t. salt
While the blender is still running add in 2/3 c. oil (I use olive oil or canola). When the dressing is smooth add in 1 T. Poppy Seeds and pulse for a few seconds. Add dressing before serving and enjoy!