I am a big fan of Olive Garden Salad dressing. Give me a bowl of soup, some bread sticks, and their salad and I am a happy girl. I was excited when I found a copy cat version of their dressing that I had not tried. All of the ones I had tried didn’t quite compare. I tried this one and after a few tweaks, I think it is pretty darn close.
However, right after trying this recipe I had heard that Sam’s Club was now an exclusive carrier of Olive Garden’s dressing now available in a bottle. I went the next day to buy it. It was right around $7 for 2 bottles that are each 20 oz. So you can make this version or get it in a bottle from Sam’s Club. Either way it is delicious. Just remember to get the lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, olives, croutons, and banana peppers (I skip these) to make your own at home version of Olive Garden’s Salad. Oh, and the Parmesan too, if you like that on there also!
- 1 pkg. Good Seasons Italian Dressing, prepared according to pkg directions
- ½ tsp. dried Italian seasoning
- ½ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. black pepper
- ½ tsp. sugar
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ Tbsp. mayonnaise
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 Tbsp. vinegar
- 1½ Tbsp water
- 4 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
- Whisk together all of the above ingredients and refrigerate for 2 hours to let the flavors marry together.
- Serve over salad.
Recipe adapted from The Country Cook.