Olive Garden-Style Salad with Creamy Italian Dressing
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Make an Olive Garden-style salad with creamy Italian dressing at home.

Ingredients

  • For the dressing

    • 1 cup mayonnaise
    • 2/3 cup white vinegar
    • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 2/3 cup Parmesan-Romano cheese blend
    • 2 teaspoons olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • For the salad

    • 1 bag romaine lettuce
    • 1/2 red onion, sliced
    • 1/2 cup black olives
    • 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
    • 3/4 cup croutons
    • 8 pepperoncini
    • Grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish

Preparation

To make dressing: Into a food processor or blender, blend all of the salad dressing ingredients until smooth. Chill before serving.

To make the salad: In a large bowl, assemble the salad and toss with the dressing right before serving. Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and serve on chilled plates.

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