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Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

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"I kept trying to duplicate the delicious Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette from TGI Fridays®. This is very very close."

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Original recipe makes 1 1/2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Place the vinegar, onion, soy sauce, honey, sugar, garlic, and red pepper flakes into a blender. Puree on high, gradually adding the olive oil. Continue pureeing 2 minutes, or until thick.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 21, 2009

This is the best dressing - it's absolutely perfect as-is. My favorite salad to put it on is the Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad by Lianad on this site. Thanks for sharing you're hard work sleuthing the recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 20, 2014

This was OK. I can't put my finger on what taste came through that I didn't particularly like. I will keep looking.

May 18, 2009

I loved this, but one of my guests thought it was too strong. I would probably add a bit more oil next time to dilute it a bit.

Mar 04, 2010

In a word - delicious! I've never had the honey balsamic dressing from TGI Friday's but if this is it or even close I'm glad I gave it a try. I put all the ingredients into a mini food processor and let it go. The only thing I did was to use a low sodium soy sauce and if I want to change this up I would add a little dijon mustard.

Mar 11, 2010

This is delicious! I NEVER change recipes, what's the point of rating something you have changed? Anyway, I will never buy bottled dressing again!

Mar 24, 2010

This ROCKS! I halved the recipe (enough for 2 BIG salads) and subbed dried minced onion for fresh (have I ever mentioned I'm kinda lazy?) and (even w/my mod) it was spot on. I used it for fresh veggie grilled chicken salads and I was practically licking my bowl! I wish I'd have had some fresh Italian bread to use to mop up the excess dressing in my bowl. If you're a vinaigrette lover, this is a MUST TRY! Thanks for a great salad dressing, CATHYRAE!

Jan 07, 2012

Hubs described this aptly when he called it “potent.” A little does go a long way. In all fairness we are used to, and prefer, much lighter vinaigrettes (with no sweetness) so we both may be fairly biased. I used a good, aged balsamic so this was thick, dark and syrupy and might be the reason I found I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Still, as tasty as it is, this most assuredly is a dressing you’ll want to drizzle lightly.

Jan 12, 2011

Made this when I had the girls over for lunch and it was awesome. I put it on a salad with romaine, cucumber, tomato, green onions, red pepper, pecans and goat cheese. Amazing!!!


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  • Calories
  • 143 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 78 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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