Recreate Panera’s Fuji Apple Salad Dressing at home with this 5 minute recipe! This tangy, sweet vinaigrette dressing is bursting with flavor and it’s so easy to make! It’s perfect for tossing with a copycat Fuji Apple Chicken Salad or drizzling over your favorite salad!

small pitcher pouring salad dressing onto salad in bowl

Over the past 20 years, I’ve eaten A LOT of Fuji Apple Chicken Salads at Panera Bread. It’s my favorite salad on their menu, so of course I had to make a copycat version at home. This way, I can enjoy the salad anytime!

But before I could recreate this delicious salad, I had to recreate my favorite part of the salad, the sweet and zesty fuji apple salad dressing.

Years ago, my favorite salad dressing brand, Litehouse, had their own bottled Fuji Apple dressing that I would always pick up at the grocery store. I used it back in 2015 to create this Kale Apple Slaw recipe. Unfortunately, they quit making the dressing a few years back. So this is also my ode to the Litehouse Fuji Apple Salad Dressing of years past!

It’s easy to whisk together in just 5 minutes and is great on everything from salads, to wraps, to buddha bowls!

fuji apple salad dressing ingredients

What You’ll Need

  • Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • White Balsamic Vinegar – traditional balsamic vinegar can also be used, but it will change the color of the dressing and it has a more sweet, syrupy taste, than white balsamic.
  • Honey – if you want to make this recipe vegan, swap in maple syrup instead!
  • Apple Juice
  • Sea Salt
  • Garlic Powder – fresh crushed garlic can be used in place of garlic powder if you’d like a fresher flavor in the dressing. Instead of 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, use 1 teaspoon fresh crushed garlic.
  • Onion Powder
  • Ground Ginger – fresh grated ginger can also be used in place of ground ginger if you’d like. Instead of 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, use 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger.

How to Make Fuji Apple Vinaigrette

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl or mason jar.
  2. Whisk to combine.

Seriously, that’s all it takes, 2 simple steps to make a fresh, sweet and tangy salad dressing!

mason jar filled with fuji apple salad dressing

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is Panera’s Fuji Apple Dressing gluten free? Yes, this homemade version of the dressing is naturally gluten-free.
  • How many calories are in fuji apple salad dressing? This dressing recipe contains 145 calories per ounce, or 72 calories per tablespoon.
  • How long will this vinaigrette dressing last in the refrigerator? Stored in an airtight container, like a mason jar, this dressing will stay good in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. You will want to give it a nice stir before serving it to combine all of the ingredients back together.
    • Quick Tip! This is why I like to store the dressing in a mason jar, so I can just shake it up quickly before adding it to a salad!

Ways to use Fuji Apple Salad Dressing

  • Tossed with a salad – this is the most obvious choice since it is a salad dressing! But seriously, you can toss it on side salads, dinner salads, kale salads or quinoa salads. It’s really delicious on any kind of salad!
  • Drizzled in a sandwich or wrap – for a sweet, zesty addition to a ham or turkey sandwich or wrap, try drizzling a little of this vinaigrette in the sandwich!
  • As a chicken marinade – use 1/4 cup of the dressing, tossed with 1 pound of chicken breasts or thighs, to create a delicious marinade for grilled chicken!
small pitcher pouring vinaigrette dressing on salad in a glass bowl

More easy homemade sauces to try!

  1. Thai Peanut Sauce
  2. Creamy Avocado Salsa
  3. Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
  4. Chimichurri Sauce
  5. Green Tahini Sauce
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Fuji Apple Salad Dressing

Recreate Panera's Fuji Apple Salad Dressing at home with this 5 minute recipe! This tangy, sweet vinaigrette dressing is bursting with flavor and it's so easy to make!



  • Add all of the ingredients to a bowl or mason jar.
  • Whisk all of the ingredients together or shake them together in the jar.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


  • To make this recipe vegan, use maple syrup instead of honey.
  • This recipe is naturally gluten free.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 145kcal (7%)Carbohydrates 6g (2%)Protein 1g (2%)Fat 14g (22%)Saturated Fat 2g (10%)Sodium 148mg (6%)Potassium 20mg (1%)Fiber 1g (4%)Sugar 6g (7%)Vitamin A 1mgVitamin C 1mg (1%)Calcium 4mgIron 1mg (6%)
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