If Olive Garden has perfected anything on their entire menu, it’s definitely their salad. I love veggies, but I’m not a huge fan of salad because to me, it’s pretty boring. However, I find myself scarfing down three plates of salad at Olive Garden before I even realize where it went because it’s so absolutely tasty.
I looked all over Pinterest and recipe sites for a recipe that sounded the best. A lot of them were the same, so I threw a few of them together and adapted this one here.
1 packet Good Seasons Italian salad dressing and recipe mix
4 1/2 T water
1/3 cup vinegar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp mayonnaise
1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1. Mix everything in a bowl and whisk. You can use a blender, but who wants to clean all that oil from blades? Not me!
2. Place dressing in a jar or bottle. I used a handy mason jar.
3. Chill completely before eating. Believe me, it tastes way better when it’s cold.
It tastes just like the salad dressing from Olive Garden! To make the salad, throw some romaine lettuce and spinach together, then add in some red onions, tomatoes, croutons, and even some pepperoncini and top with Parmesan or Romano cheese!