Monday, January 13, 2014

An Olive Garden Salad Recipe

When I lived in the big city of Winnipeg, my roomies and I would sometimes treat ourselves to a meal out at the Olive Gardens.  With FREE breadsticks and refillable salad or soup, we had it made!

In all honesty, I like to eat salad, but I really really really dislike making it.  I don't know why, "it's a struggle" for me!  haha.

So after I saw my cousin's 3 year old chowing down on some Peperoncini Peppers, I thought "I must eat Olive Gardens salad!"

After searching the wonderful internet I found this recipe and it is serving me well.  The photos are not great and my daughters say "I don't like when people take photos of food", but I need somewhere to keep this recipe so I won't forget it.

Olive Garden Salad and Dressing Recipe

Mixed greens (of your choice)  I used Red Leaf and Green Leaf and Iceberg lettuce
Red Onion
Peperoncini Peppers (Unico has the canned ones)
Black Olives
Parmesan Cheese

Mix the above for your salad part, some use croutons, some don't.

Olive Garden style Salad Dressing

1/2 cup Mayo
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 tsp olive oil (or of your choice)
2 tbsp corn syrup (I want to try some honey next time)
2 tbsp parmesan cheese
2 tbsp romano cheese ( I didn't have, so I just added more parmesan)
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning blend
1/2 tsp parsley
1 tbsp lemon juice
sugar (optional)

Mix all together, and keep in a container in the fridge.  We used ours up within 10 days.

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