Copycat Recipe for Olive Garden Salad and Dressing

Olive Garden Salad and Dressing

Copycat Recipe for Olive Garden Salad and Dressing

Do you crave that delicious Olive Garden Salad and Dressing like I do? There is nothing better than eating their fresh salad, combined with that signature Italian style dressing. If your not in the mood to go out to eat or don't feel like spending money, this tasty copycat recipe is for you. Your friends and family will be blown away by your delicious, home-made Olive Garden recipe.

Olive Garden Salad

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Olive Garden Salad and Dressing

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Prep Time for Olive Garden Salad & Dressing

Prep time: 20 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Serves 4-6 people

Olive Garden Salad

I added cucumbers & cubed cheese to my salad and left out the mild Peppers
I added cucumbers & cubed cheese to my salad and left out the mild Peppers | Source

Olive Garden Dressing

I mixed dressing ingredients in a Tupperware bowl before transferring it to a dressing bottle
I mixed dressing ingredients in a Tupperware bowl before transferring it to a dressing bottle | Source

Instructions for Preparing Salad & Dressing

  1. Instructions for Salad: Combine salad ingredients in large bowl
  2. Serve baked breadsticks on the side
  3. Instructions for Salad Dressing: Combine ingredients in bowl and mix with a whisk.
  4. Transfer dressing into mason Jar or salad dressing bottle
  5. Place Italian dressing in refrigerator to chill
  6. Shake well before serving

Ingredients for Olive Garden Salad & Dressing

  • 1 Head Iceberg Lettuce, Washed and Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Purple Cabbage, Washed and Shredded
  • 1 Medium Tomato, Washed and Sliced
  • 1 Medium Red Onion, Sliced
  • 3-4 Pepperoncini's (Optional), Mild
  • 1/2 Cup Carrots, Shredded
  • 1/2 Can Black Olives
  • 1/2 Cup Croutons
  • Ingredients for Italian Dressing
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 Cup White Vinegar
  • 3/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Packet Italian Dressing Mix (Good Seasons)
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper, Ground
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning, Dried
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese, Grated

Ingredients for Olive Garden Salad

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Ingredients for Home-Made Olive Garden Dressing

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Home-made Olive Garden Dressing

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Baked Breadsticks

I find baked breadsticks to be the perfect pairing with the Olive Garden Salad
I find baked breadsticks to be the perfect pairing with the Olive Garden Salad | Source

Copycat Recipe for Olive Garden Salad and Dressing

I hope you enjoy my Copycat recipe for Olive Garden salad and dressing. I looked at several dressing recipe's before choosing the one that tasted most similar to the original. Who needs to go out and spend money when you can make your own.

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Healing Touch 10 months ago from Minnetonka, MN

I went nuts for this copycat recipe for Olive Garden salad and dressing. So glad you found it and made it for our family. Your gonna have to keep that dressing bottle full at all times.


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ChitrangadaSharan 10 months ago from New Delhi, India

This sounds so delicious and nutritious!

Your pictures are great and instructions very helpful. I love Italian salad dressings but this one sounds special.

Thank you for sharing!


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marcoujor 10 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

Sounds wonderful~ thanks for sharing with us... :)


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FlourishAnyway 10 months ago from USA

I love their salad! Some call it "fake Italian" food but Olive Garden is one of my favorites.


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Minnetonka Twin 10 months ago from Minnesota Author

Hey sis-no worries-now that I found this recipe for our favorite Olive Garden dressing, I'll keep the dressing flowing. So glad we can enjoy this even when were at home.


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Minnetonka Twin 10 months ago from Minnesota Author

ChitrangadaSharan-So glad you liked my recipe and photo's for the Italian Salad dressing from Olive Garden. This is one of my favorite salad dressing. Glad my instructions were helpful for you. Thanks for coming by.


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Minnetonka Twin 10 months ago from Minnesota Author

Marcoujor-Not sure if everyone on Hubpages has an Olive Garden in their state, but their known for this delicious salad and dressing. Thanks for coming by. I haven't been around for awhile-feels good to be back to see all my buddies.


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Minnetonka Twin 10 months ago from Minnesota Author

Flourish-I've heard the same thing about Olive Garden Entree's not being the real deal. I actually go there for the salad and breadsticks. I really appreciate you coming by.


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always exploring 10 months ago from Southern Illinois

Looks yummy. I wonder if they make gluten free sticks? I'll check . Thanks for sharing..


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Minnetonka Twin 10 months ago from Minnesota Author

That's a great question Ruby-definitely something to look into. I appreciate you coming by and checking out my recipe. Hope all is well my friend :)


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AliciaC 10 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

This recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing it. Thank you for teaching me something new, too. I've never heard of a pepperoncini before!


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Minnetonka Twin 10 months ago from Minnesota Author

My pleasure Alicia-I'm not a fan of hot food but pepperoncini's are mild and make a nice addition to a fresh salad. Thanks a bunch for coming by.


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SweetiePie 5 months ago from Southern California, USA

One of my favorite things to make in the summer months is salad. I used to love Olive Garden salads, but has you have shared, it is cheaper to make this kind of thing yourself.


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Minnetonka Twin 2 months ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Sweetie Pie-I just love Olive Garden Salad and it's nice to know the recipe's. I really appreciate you coming by. Have a great weekend.

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