Olive Garden Salad and Dressing
A delicious crunchy and creamy Italian salad featuring lettuce, black olives, red onion, tomato, peppers, coutons, and parmesan cheese, topped with a homemade creamy Italian salad dressing (recipe included)
1 bag American Blend Dole Mix
4-5 slices red onion
1 can Black Olives chopped or sliced
2-4 Pepperoncini peppers
1/2 cup or more Croutons (make your own using this crouton recipe!)
1 Tomato, chopped
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/3 cup White Vinegar
1 Tbsp. Vegetable oil
2 Tbsp. Corn Syrup
2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp Romano cheese
1/2 tsp Garlic salt or clove
1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
1/2 tsp. Parsley Flakes
1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
1. Combine salad ingredients and toss.
2. Whirl all dressing ingredients in the blender and pour over salad, coating well. Toss if desired. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over top and serve.
This recipe and photos were submitted by guest chef Jaclynn R.
She notes that, "Any mix of lettuce/spinach/greens will work, whatever you like or have on hand. I often use the regular dried Parmesan as it is always on hand. You can add other chopped cheeses too if you want. I used homemade goat cheese the last time and it was delicious!"
We love this salad! I love the combo of ingredients, and the colors. Joshua likes this salad dressing recipe (somewhat of a creamy Italian) on just about any salad, too. I've never been to Olive Garden and can't vouch for how exact this recipe is, but I've been told that it's pretty close. Regardless, it's delicious and beautiful! :)
This recipe was featured in 10 Fabulous Foods We Make At Home (Not Buy!) :)