Who doesn’t love the salads from Olive Garden? I don’t know what it is, but they are so delicious! I could eat that whole big bowl they bring to the table. I ran across this recipe and tried it out on our small group from church. It was well received 🙂 I love it as well and I thought since it is now summer, a salad post might be due. This dressing is good on any salad, but it’s especially good on a salad made like the ones at Olive Garden.
I’ve tracked down the ingredients for you:
lettuce (we knew that one didn’t we?)
sliced red onion
Roma tomatoes, sliced – I used Roma when I initially served this salad, and then had to use grape tomatoes the next time, I think it tastes more authentic with the Roma tomatoes.
Parmesan or Romano cheese, grated
pepperoncini (that’s what those little peppers are they serve with the salad, if you like a sweeter pepper, you can use banana)
copy cat Olive Garden Dressing (recipe below)
Combine salad ingredients and serve with dressing (was it necessary for me to write that?!)
1 packet Good Seasonings Italian Dressing (and the ingredients to make the dressing, oil, vinegar, water)
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 tablespoon mayonnaise (no Miracle Whip substitutions)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons water
Prepare the dressing packet as it states on the back. Once prepared, pour the dressing into a bowl and add the remaining ingredients (starting with the Italian seasoning). Using a whisk, blend all the ingredients together. Pour into a jar with a lid. Store in the refrigerator and shake well before using.