Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Olive Garden Salad

"Olive Garden" salad
6 servings

for dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup white vinegar
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons corn syrup
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons romano cheese
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes
1 tablespoon lemon juice
for salad
american blend bagged salad mix
red onion slices
black olives
pepperoncini peppers
roma tomatoes, sliced
parmesan cheese, freshly grated

Mix all dressing ingredients in a blender or processor until well blended. Toss salad ingredients and top with dressing.

There are two different "Olive Garden" salad dressing recipes I found to be floating all over the internet. I chose to try the one that did not call for raw egg. The family didn't think it tasted too much like Olive Garden's, but it was very good and they ate the whole bowl very quickly!


Giggles said...

Looks yummy!

Step said...

I made salad with last night's dinner. We agree, not much like Olive Garden's, but really tasty. Everyone gobbled it up.

Anonymous said...

I use the raw egg recipe - they say the lemon juice "cooks" the egg. I think the raw egg version is much more like the real thing.

Kerri said...

That salad looks just like it came from the Olive Garden. My mouth was watering reading the recipe. We are going to try this one out.

Anonymous said...

Egg beaters in place of raw egg. Have been making for years. Tastes just like Olive Garden!

Anonymous said...

My local Sams Club sells the Olive Garden Salad dressing and croutons now. The label says water, soybean oil, distilled vinegar,high fructose corn syrup, salt , egg, Romano cheese, dehydrated garlic, sugar, spices, xantham gum, dextrose, calcium disodium to protect flavor, annatto color, natural flavors. The bottle says it is produced by T. Marzetti.