Copycat Recipe: Olive Garden Salad Dressing Recipe

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Olive Garden Salad Dressing at Home, Anytime

When you go to the Olive Garden, the one thing most people love is the salad.  I mean, who doesn’t love an all you can eat salad?  It’s crispy, it’s fresh, and the dressing is delicious!  But what if you could make it at home any day?  What if it was so simple to make, that you could have a bottle of Olive Garden Salad Dressing in the fridge for any time you want a salad?  That’s what I’m talking about!  A bottle of Olive Garden Salad Dressing, available every day, without the need to find an Olive Garden.  I’m in love!

Making the Olive Garden Salad for the Olive Garden Salad Dressing

If you’ve never been to an Olive Garden, you’ve never enjoyed their endless salad.  The base is a bed of crisp greens, a mixture of romaine and iceburg.  Nestled in the greens are black olives, slices of Roma tomatoes, and pepperocini, which are pickled mild yellow peppers that have a slight bite.  Croutons, seasoned and with the perfect crunch,  are sprinkled over the top, and then the creamy Olive Garden Salad Dressing is poured over everything, making the simple, yet perfect salad.  It comes to your table with plates from the chiller, and a helpful server that has a grater full of Parmesan cheese.  You get to tell them when to stop putting the cheese on too, which for my family, well, let’s just say they have a sore arm from grating enough cheese.

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Thrifty Thursday ~ Olive Garden Salad Dressing Recipe

Thrifty Thursday ~ Olive Garden Salad Dressing Recipe


  • 1/2 C mayonnaise
  • 1/4 C white vinegar
  • 2 T corn syrup or sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 t Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 t parsley flakes
  • 1 t olive oil
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 4 T Parmesan Romano cheese blend


  1. Whisk all the ingredients together, or toss in a blender and whip for about a minute.
  2. Let the dressing chill in the fridge for at least an hour to allow the flavors to meld.
  3. Serve on your favorite salads!
  4. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Keep Some Olive Garden Salad Dressing on Hand!

I always have a bit of Olive Garden Salad Dressing on hand at my house for the impromptu “gotta-make-a-salad-because-I-don’t-have-a-side-dish” nights.  I have a family that loves their salads, especially since it’s farmers market season and we can get awesome fresh produce.  Olive Garden Salad Dressing is amazing on any salad.  I love it on kale salad, but it’s fantastic on so many things.  Try it on Cobb Salad for an amazing twist!  (That’s my absolute fave!)

So keep a bottle of Olive Garden Salad Dressing on hand and dress up your salad like you’re out to dinner!

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  1. Thanks, a good salad dressing can turn a drab salad into a fab salad! #WWDParty

  2. Oh, I’m so excited to find this! My family loves the salad dressing at Olive Garden. This is a good motivation to eat more salad. LOL! Going to pin this for later.

  3. I love Olive Garden’s salad. Your salad looks exactly like there salad. We will have to give this a try at home. I love it when I can replicate something at home and reduce my need to go out to eat.

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  5. This looks amazing. I just shared this to our page!!! :) ~Juanita

  6. Wishing you a peaceful Memorial Day Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. This looks super yummy!! I’m going to have to try this!

  8. your salad really looks like its from the restaurant :o) Lovely! I’ve pinned this to make soon. I would love for you to come over and link this to my Party which will open Monday night… Follow along to join all the fun! Emily @ Nap-Time Creations


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