Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette


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


15 m servings 143 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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  1. 257 Ratings


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...

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.

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 process...

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!

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 fres...

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 f...

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!!!

Amazing!!! I used a shallot instead of onion (its what I had), and didn't add sugar initially - instead I added afterward to taste - ended up probably using 2 tsp. Made in advance, threw in th...

This is the best vinaigrette I have ever tasted. My husband has me make a salad with this 3 times a week...it's a must try.