I decided to rebel and not use apples as a typical recipe ingredient, haHA! Ok, so I'm not kidding anyone by calling myself a rebel, but still. I'm a bit of an apple snob with 90% of my relatives living in Washington state, so now that I'm living in the South, I have the hardest time buying apples when they don't have those little WA state stickers on them. One day, I'll get over my issues (maybe), one day. So I opted instead to try and come up with a copy-cat recipe for Panera's Fuji apple vinaigrette dressing. I love that stuff, but I really wanted to be able to whip it up at home, and without any funky additives. The results are super yummy, hurrah! This dressing isn't identical to the restaurant version, but we loved it enough to make it be our stand-in here at home.
Apple Vinaigrette Dressing
1/2 c. canola or vegetable oil
6 Tbsp. apple juice concentrate
4 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
3 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar (or white wine vinegar with a pinch of sugar)
1 tsp. dijon mustard
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. sugar, or to taste
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
salt and pepper to taste
Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl. Keep refrigerated and shake well before serving.
Lettuce, Cucumbers, Carrots, Tomatoes, Apple Slices, Candied Pecans, and Feta