How To Make the Original ‘Ohana Honey Lime Salad Dressing

If you love honey and lime, you will not find anything better than ‘Ohana Honey Lime Dressing.  It used to be served at Disney’s ‘Ohana dinner at the Polynesian Resort.  While you will no longer find it on a Disney menu, it is super easy to make at home.

Salad in a white bowl with additional white bowl containing Disney's 'Ohana honey lime dressing

Dinner at ‘Ohana – Polynesian Resort

You can smell the mixture of flame and roasting meat even before you notice the giant oak fire pit in the middle of the dining room.

Waiters (“Cousins” here at ‘Ohana) hurry between tables, delivering skewers of meat, platters of fried dumplings, and plates of caramel laden banana bread pudding.

I’m here for the SALAD.

I nibble on a piece of sweet pineapple bread as I wait for the salad bowl.  It arrives and I add a heaping pile to my plate.  I’ve been waiting all day for this salad – a tantalizing combination of sweet and tart, it complements the crunchy salad perfectly.

I sit back, take a bite, and um….something is wrong with my salad.

A brief conversation with my new “Cousin”, Kevin, confirms that the beloved ‘Ohana Honey Lime Salad Dressing has gone the way of Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.

Not so Magical.

Magical Moment Saved

Fortunately, this is a recipe Disney World is more than happy to share.

Not only is it super easy to make, but you can also have  Honey Lime Dressing anytime you want.  No vacation required. Super Magical!

What You’ll Need to Make ‘Ohana Honey Lime Dressing

  • 1/4 cup of a white onion
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup honey (hint – spray the inside of the measuring cup with cooking spray, so the honey pours out easily)
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup olive or canola oil

How to Make ‘Ohana Honey Lime Dressing

Start by placing all ingredients except the oil into your food processor and blend until everything is smooth and frothy.

Next, slowly incorporate 1 cup of oil into the mixture and continue to blend until well incorporated.

So Many Ways to Enjoy

broccoli slaw in a black bowl with ohana honey lime dressing

Keep a mason jar of ‘Ohana Honey Lime Dressing in your refrigerator and use it:

  • on a quick salad, you whipped together for dinner
  • as the dressing for your broccoli slaw
  • with your veggies as a unique dip
  • on a fruit salad
  • in a giant salad for a party or potluck

However, you choose to use this dressing, trust me, everyone will flock to your table for the SALAD.

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Salad in a white bowl with additional white bowl containing Disney's Ohana honey lime dressing

'Ohana Honey Lime Dressing | Disney World's Polynesian Resort

Print Recipe
This recipe is for the beloved Honey Lime Dressing they used to serve at the Walt Disney World Polynesian Resort, at the 'Ohana dinner.
Prep Time:10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of a white onion
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup honey hint – spray the inside of the measuring cup with cooking spray, so the honey pours out easily
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup olive or canola oil

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients except the oil into food processor and blend until everything is smooth and frothy.
  • Slowly incorporate 1 cup of oil into the mixture and continue to blend until well incorporated.

Notes

This dressing can be used over a salad, broccoli slaw, or even as a veggie dip…anything you want to add pure deliciousness to!
IF there are any leftovers, place in a mason jar and refrigerate. The ingredients will separate, so give the jar a good shake before you use it, to reincorporate the oil.
Course: Salad Dressing
Servings: 2 Cups
Author: Disney World Chefs

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  1. My favorite dressing ever! I wish they still served it there. I will be making this for a work staff picnic along with Tequila Lime Chicken with Mango Salsa.

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