Not only on a salad, I am fond of this (at room temperature) on barbecued veggie kebabs.
Make and share this Applebee's Oriental Dressing recipe from Food.com.
- Mix em up.
I worked at Applebee's for 6 years and this recipe was pretty spot on. To get the consistency of the Applebee's dressing, add a little more sesame oil and take out the honey and sub 3 tablespoons of sugar diluted in a tiny bit of water.
This turned out really well (eating it right now). Can't say it totally like the Applebees dressing, but close (trust me, I have that salad EVERY time I go to Applebees, no exception). The thickness is fine. I added some sugar (about a teaspoon) and some salt in addition to the ingredients and I thought it tasted better. Next time I make it, I will use only sugar, as the flavor of honey is too strong and doesn't really taste like the dressing should. Overall its delicious as its own dressing, but not really THE applebee's dressing. My advice is go with this recipe and change it as you like! Experimentation is the best part of cooking, anyway. :)
Very close flavor to Applebee's. I think Applebee's has a thicker consistency, though. TIP: Let me share a secret of mine.... For those of you who don't have rice wine vinegar, you can use regular white vinegar-- after diluting it. For every 2 tbsp of white vinegar, add 1 tsp of water. Since this recipe just calls for 1 1/2 tbsp of rice wine vinegar, just discard the extra.