Copycat Olive Garden Salad Dressing Recipe

Copycat Olive Garden Salad Dressing

About Copycat Olive Garden Salad Dressing

What's better than Olive Garden Salad Dressing? The kind you make at home, of course! It was easy to come up with a copycat recipe once they started selling the dressing bottled in stores because you can read the ingredient list right off the back. Except when you make it at home, no stabilizers or preservatives are required!

This Copycat Olive Garden Salad Dressing brings that smooth and zesty flavor home to toss into your favorite green salad. It’s simple and quick to make with nearly universal appeal!⁣

Copycat Olive Garden Salad Dressing Ingredients

▪️ ½ cup mayonnaise⁣
▪️ ⅓ cup red wine vinegar⁣
▪️ ⅓ cup lemon juice (about 1 lemon)⁣
▪️ 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil⁣
▪️ 1 teaspoon dried parsley⁣
▪️ 1 teaspoon dried basil⁣
▪️ ½ teaspoon dried oregano⁣
▪️ ½ teaspoon garlic powder⁣
▪️ ¼ teaspoon salt⁣
▪️ 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated (optional)⁣

▪️ 4-6 cups romaine lettuce, chopped⁣
▪️ half of a small red onion, sliced into rings or half slices⁣
▪️ 1 large tomato, halved and sliced⁣
▪️ 8 whole pepperoncinis, drained⁣
▪️ ⅓ cup pitted kalamata olives⁣
▪️ ½ cup croutons (optional)⁣
▪️ freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional)⁣
▪️ freshly cracked black pepper (optional)⁣

How to make Copycat Olive Garden Salad Dressing

Step 1: In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, basil, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and parmesan cheese (if using).⁣

Step 2: Pour into a salad dressing container. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.⁣

Step 3: An Olive Garden Salad is generally served as a bed of romaine lettuce topped with red onion, tomato, whole pepperoncinis, kalamata olives, croutons, grated Parmesan cheese, and freshly cracked black pepper.⁣

Fun Facts about Copycat Olive Garden Salad Dressing

▪️ Copycat Olive Garden Salad Dressing allows you to enjoy the classic restaurant flavor at home without any preservatives.
▪️ The homemade version is customizable, letting you adjust the ingredients to suit your taste preferences.
▪️ This dressing is versatile and can be used as a marinade for meats or a dipping sauce for vegetables.

Copycat Olive Garden Salad Dressing Pairing Suggestions

▪️ Copycat Olive Garden Salad Dressing pairs wonderfully with a classic green salad featuring romaine lettuce, red onion, and tomatoes.
▪️ It also complements grilled chicken or shrimp, adding a zesty flavor to your protein.
▪️ Try it as a dressing for a pasta salad, mixing it with cooked pasta, fresh vegetables, and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

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