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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Just Like Olive Garden Salad


Salads are a great lunch or side dish in the summer, or anytime!! If you love the salad at the Olive Garden, I'm sure you'll love this salad! You can use the dressing on any salad, but if you really want the salad to taste like Olive Garden's you'll want to mix in some red onions and olives! MMM!!!

Just Like Olive Garden Salad

1 large bag of romaine lettuce salad mix or desired amount of lettuce
1/4 red onion, sliced thin
1/2 can black olives, drained and refrigerated
10 peperoncini pepper rings
1 tomato, cut into slices
1/2 cup croutons (optional)
1/2 cup garbanzo beans (optional)
desired amount of dressing (recipe below)

Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl, tossing until everything is coated with the salad dressing. Serve and enjoy!

Just Like Olive Garden Salad Dressing

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup white vinegar
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
3 tablespoons corn syrup
4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon dry Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Mix all ingredients in a blender until well mixed. Refrigerate any leftovers.

4 comments:

Angela said...

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Roberta said...

This salad is very yummy! Just about everyone loves it.

Tami said...

Can't wait to try this. We love Olive Garden's salad.

Thanks for sharing the recipe! Your blog is really cute!

Tami said...

Just wanted to let you know that I made this salad tonight. Out of 4 of us, 3 liked it ...so that's pretty good!

Thanks for sharing the recipe. I really enjoy reading your blog.

Here's the link to the recipe on my blog: http://tamiskitchentabletalk.blogspot.com/2009/11/crockpot-chicken-stuffing-w-olive.html