Apple Chipotle Vinaigrette

Fresh, easy & incredible Apple Chipotle Vinaigrette - a Chevy's copycat recipe

We don’t tend to dine at a lot of chains, however, one restaurant I can’t get enough of is Chevy’s. Chris & I used to frequent Chevy’s in Columbia, but not long after we moved, it closed. There also weren’t any in Kansas City. I was delighted when we moved to St. Louis & found a handful of them. What’s so great about Chevy’s? Their apple chipotle vinaigrette. Seriously amazing. My mom would be beyond surprised to hear that I crave salad now. It’s fresh & slightly sweet – with a kick. With the nearest Chevy’s 25 minutes away & at the request of my sister, I created a copycat recipe for Chevy’s apple chipotle vinaigrette to satisfy any last-minute cravings.

Apple Chipotle Vinaigrette - a Chevy's CopyCat salad dressing recipe

As I’ve mentioned countless times, I much prefer making my own salad dressing to store bought bottles. Even bottled salad dressings from my favorite restaurant salads don’t compare. I assume it’s the preservatives. Making your own vinaigrette is quick, easy & can last a week when stored in an airtight container, making fresh lunches a breeze!

Fresh, easy & incredible Apple Chipotle Vinaigrette - a Chevy's copycat recipe

Apple Chipotle Vinaigrette

Prep Time 10 mins Total Time 0:10


  • 1 sprig rosemary removed from the stem
  • 2 apples peeled, cored & cubed
  • 1 small jalapeño, seeded & sliced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 adobo peppers, rinsed {canned}
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • pepper
  • 1/2 c apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 c olive oil


  1. In a food processor, combine rosemary, apples, jalapeño, garlic, peppers, sugar & a few cracks of pepper. Puree.
  2. Add vinegar & olive oil & blend until combined.
  3. Toss with greens or refrigerate until serving.


Easy Mexican Vinaigrette - a flavorful salad dressing that's slightly sweet with a kick!

This salad dressing is so flavorful that you can use it on lettuce alone, but we love to toss it with grilled corn & cheese.   Let me know if you try this salad dressing by rating it or tagging me on Instagram! Are there any chain favorites you’d love to recreate?

Fresh, easy & incredible Apple Chipotle Vinaigrette - a Chevy's copycat recipe

If you enjoy eating at Chevy’s, try another of my favorite Chevy’s recipes – Chili Con Queso.

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