Rating: 4.72 stars
301 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 232
  • 4 star values: 58
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

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

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

143 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 7.8g; fat 12.5g; sodium 78.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (233)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2009
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/20/2014
This was OK. I can't put my finger on what taste came through that I didn't particularly like. I will keep looking. Read More
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301 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 232
  • 4 star values: 58
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2009
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! Read More
(114)
Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2009
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. Read More
(94)
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2010
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2010
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2011
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 the fridge and just shook up vigorously before serving over a bed of mixed greens with golden raisins and toasted almonds. Side note: I've only used "golden balsamic vinegar" so far to make this... haven't tried with regular balsamic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2011
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!!! Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/20/2014
This was OK. I can't put my finger on what taste came through that I didn't particularly like. I will keep looking. Read More
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