Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Honey Apple Vinaigrette

Honey Apple Vinaigrette recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
After several years of ordering the Fuji Apple Chicken Salad at Paradise Bakery every single chance I was given; I decided to make my own version. Over the past month, I have made several different apple vinaigrettes and this one was my favorite. The dressing is sweet and a little bit tart. It is just thick enough to coat the salad and provide extra flavor in every bite.

Honey Apple Vinaigrette
(printable recipe)

1/4 cup apple juice concentrate
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1/8 garlic powder
pinch of salt
1/3 cup light flavored olive oil
1-3 tablespoons honey, adjust to taste (the original version is a very sweet dressing, but I actually preferred it a bit more tart)

Whisk together all ingredients except the honey. Taste the dressing and add honey as desired. Pour the dressing into a jar and refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!

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  1. We have a chain bakery in our area named Panera Bread. They serve a Fuji Apple Chicken Salad that I adore! I order it every time we go. This is getting pinned and put on my must try list! Thanks Mary! You've had some rain out your way this week. Hope you are not affected by the flooding.

  2. Oooohhh.. I LOVE that salad too! Thanks for figuring out the dressing.. can't wait to try this!

  3. Bookmarked! It sounds amazing.

  4. Oooo I love Paradise Bakery, and know exactly which salad you're talking about! I'm gonna have to give your dressing a try because it sounds absolutely amazing--and homemade is always better. :)

  5. This dressing sounds fantastic and would go on so many varieties of salads. Great for summertime Mary! Glad you perfected it. It's always so nice to replicate a dish you love at home. And usually, it's even better than the original.

  6. This dressing sounds awesome the idea of apple juice in it :)
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a fun week!

  7. This looks amazing, Mary! Can't wait to try it!