I have to admit that the Applebee’s Oriental Salad Dressing had me stumped, and stumped for a long time. I love the sweet, almost smoky flavor of the Applebee’s Oriental Salad Dressing—I haven’t been able to go into that restaurant and not order extra salad dressing each time. So I began the experimenting. This salad dressing is a variation on vinaigrette. Vinaigrettes are made with vinegar, oil, seasonings, and Dijon mustard. Since this dressing was creamy, adding mayonnaise gives this dressing creaminess. And for the oil, we use regular sesame oil (that you’d use for cooking) plus toasted sesame oil. Using all toasted sesame oil overpowers the salad dressing, so you just want to use a touch of it in the dressing for an enhanced flavor.
Applebee’s Oriental Salad Dressing
Applebees Salad Dressing
You can prepare this salad dressing. It tastes just like Applebee’s Oriental Salad Dressing. This is such an easy recipe to make.
- Yield: approximately 3/4 cup.
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons refined sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
In a medium bowl combine sugar and rice vinegar and mix until sugar is completely dissolved. Add the mayonnaise, both sesame oils, and the mustard and stir until well blended. Refrigerate the salad dressing in a covered container for up to 1 week.
Notes About the Ingredients
Rice vinegar is carried in most grocery stores, be careful not to purchase the seasoned rice wine vinegar, as it is sweetened and makes the dressing way too sweet.
The refined sesame oil can be found in the regular section of the oils in a grocery store. For the toasted sesame oil, look in the Asian section of your grocery store.Print Recipe
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