Thursday, July 2, 2015

{Copycat} Applebee's Asian Salad Dressing

{Copycat} Applebee's Asian Salad Dressing - get the recipe at
Tangy Asian Salad Dressing with a hint of sesame and the sweetness of honey is perfect for topping salads, tossing with cabbage for a quick slaw, or for dipping chicken fingers. Whisk this dressing together now and enjoy it all week long!

A couple weeks ago, I asked some friends to share their easiest, most loved summer recipes. I enjoy getting creative in the kitchen, but some nights I simply want to follow a recipe that I know will turn out well and still have the fun of serving my family something new. My friend Amy sent me this recipe and I am happy to tell you it trumps the Applebee's dressing, hands down.

When I was a newlywed (and one who positively could NOT cook, I might add) one of my favorite salads was the Asian Chicken Salad from Applebees. I have such fond memories of that salad,  I even befriended one of the servers at the restaurant near our home. I would call ahead and pick up a pint of the dressing anytime I was craving the salad. Little did I know just how easy it could have been to mix up my own copycat version of their dressing and that it would taste so much better too!

I'll be sharing the full salad recipe with you tomorrow, but if you want a headstart, just whisk this batch of dressing together now and let it chill until tomorrow.

{Copycat} Applebee's Asian Salad Dressing
recipe slightly adapted from Very Culinary
Yield: about 1 cup
(printable recipe)

1/2 cup mayonnaise
6 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use. Enjoy!

This Asian Salad Dressing is tangy, sweet, and perfect for all your summer salads! - get the recipe at

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1 comment:

  1. I've often joked that I could drink this dressing. HA! I always have some in the fridge. Great as a dipping sauce, too. So glad you loved it...I'm not surprised!