Fuji Apple Salad and Dressing

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This fantastic Fuji Apple Salad and dressing recipe taste so fresh! It’s a new take on an old favorite. This apple salad is actually very good for you, it has lots of vitamins and nutrients in it. The Fuji apples are so crisp and wonderful tasting.

Plate of Fuji Apple Salad with crackers above

What does a fuji apple taste like?

Fuji apples are a large variety of apples that originated in Japan. They have a sweet taste and less tart when compared to other varieties. They are often used for baking because they hold their shape well, but can also be eaten fresh.

Fuji apples are one of my favorite apples because of their sweet taste.  Some people may not enjoy the sweetness of Fuji apples but for me, they just add such a special touch to any dish.

What is Fuji Apple Salad Dressing?

Fuji Apple Salad Dressing is a dressing that is bursting with a sweet apple flavor. This salad dressing is made up of simple ingredients, but it’s so good! Not only is this dressing tasty but it is also so easy to make at home.

White Plate filled with Fuji Apple Salad and Dressing with wooden spoons on the side

Does this taste like Panera Fuji Apple Salad?

Yes! This recipe is a Copycat Panera Bread Fuji Apple salad dressing recipe and it tastes almost identical to the one sold in Panera restaurants. If you love their recipe as much as I do, you will enjoy this homemade version.

Why make Apple salad with Fuji apples?

I love adding Fuji apples to my salads because they add a great sweetness to the salad without having to use a heavy dressing. They are also so crisp and fresh-tasting, which makes them delicious in salads. I especially like red leaf lettuce for this type of salad because it tastes so good when you mix all the ingredients together.

Can I make this ahead? 

Yes, you can make this salad ahead of time and it will still taste delicious! However, I strongly recommend not applying the salad dressing until you are ready to eat the salad. Otherwise, your salad may become soggy. Also, if you want to store any leftovers, dressed salad does not hold up well. That is why I always keep the salad without any dressing in the fridge and add it to each portion.

What kind of chicken breasts should I use?

You can use any type of cooked chicken breasts. You can make and cook your own if you prefer or you can purchase some already cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast at the grocery store.

If you are looking for a delicious pre-cooked chicken try the Perdue Short Cuts in the refrigerator section at the grocery store.  They come in a variety of flavors and are so convenient! I just pop one into my microwave for about 45 seconds and it tastes great.

How long can I store this salad dressing?

I like to make the salad dressing about an hour or two before eating. I find that it is actually more flavorful if you let it sit for a while. However, if you need to make the salad ahead of time and store the dressing separately, you can certainly do that too! The dressing can be stored in the fridge for up to one week.

Fuji Apple Salad and Dressing Recipe


Fuji Apple Salad Ingredients



Salad Ingredients:

  • romaine lettuce                                                 
  • chicken breast, sliced thin                                  
  • baby arugula or power greens                      
  • dried apple chips                                             
  • ripe tomatoes                                      
  • red onion                                                
  • gorgonzola or blue cheese              
  • pecans                                

Salad Dressing Ingredients:

  • olive oil
  • white balsamic vinegar
  • honey
  • apple juice
  • sea salt
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • ground ginger



How to Make Fuji Apple Salad and Dressing

Fuji Apple Salad Ingredients Chopped and assembled

Step 1: Chop all ingredients needed and then combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss with dressing 

Fuji Apple Salad Dressing ingredients in glass bowl

Step 2: Whisk all the dressing ingredients together until well combined and drizzle over the salad mix. If you want a deeper flavor allow your dressing to chill in the fridge for one to two hours. 

Fuji apple salad

Plate of Fuji Apple Salad with crackers above

Fuji Apple Salad and Dressing

This Fuji Apple Salad is fresh and delicious. I made this recipe as a Copycat to the Panera Bread Apple Salad. You are going to love this.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 532 kcal


  • Mixing Bowl


Salad Ingredients

  • 4 cups romaine lettuce
  • 3 cups chicken breast sliced thin
  • 2 cups baby arugula or power greens
  • 2-3 cups dried apple chips
  • 4 vine ripe tomatoes wedged
  • ½ red onion sliced thin
  • cup gorgonzola or blue cheese crumbled
  • cup pecans halved or chopped

Dressing Ingredients

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger


Salad Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss with dressing

Dressing Directions

  • Whisk all ingredients together until well combined and drizzle over salad mix


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 532kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 29gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 608mgPotassium: 1172mgFiber: 8gSugar: 41gVitamin A: 5466IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 121mgIron: 3mg
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