Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) Recipe

Olive Garden Salad & Dressing #1

By Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) KimmiK

Yum! I've got it made now.....

Pair this up with the breadsticks & I'll never have to leave the house....LOL!

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
1 - me! (LOL!)


1/2 c
1/3 c
white vinegar
1 tsp
vegetable oil
2 Tbsp
corn syrup, light
2 Tbsp
parmesan cheese, grated
2 Tbsp
romano cheese, grated
1 clove
garlic, minced
1/2 tsp
italian seasoning
1/2 tsp
1 Tbsp
lemon juice, fresh
1 bag
american blend dole salad
1 small
red onion, sliced
1 sm can(s)
black olives, sliced, drained
banana peppers, sliced, drained
croutons, your choice
tomatoes, quartered or cherry tomatoes
parmesan cheese, fresh, grated
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Directions Step-By-Step


Blend all ingredients together & chill until ready to use. The dressing will be a white color, but will taste very similar to Olive Garden's House Dressing.

NOTE: Make this 1 day in advance, so the flavors have time to marry together.

Place bag of salad in bowl. Place red onion, black olives, banana peppers, tomatoes & croutons on top of salad. Add some freshly grated Parmesan cheese if you like & add plenty of Olive Garden Salad Dressing on top.

NOTE: You can add more or less of each ingredient depending on your preference.
Serve with Olive Garden Breadsticks #1 & you're all set!!!!
  • Comments

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    Helaine Norman knish - Jan 18, 2012
    Is this the "real" recipe? I came across one online years ago that was right on. It used Newman's Own with the addition of other ingredients, but not many of the ones in your recipe. I have this recipe some place but can't locate it just now.
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    Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) KimmiK - Jan 18, 2012
    I'm not sure if it's the "real" recipe, but they say it's close. I myself have not made it yet....but thinking this week.
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    Helaine Norman knish - Jan 18, 2012
    Let me know how it turns out. My husband and I love their salad dressing and I've been trying to find the recipe I used a long time ago. I now live in two locations (two towns parts of the year) so I guess it is in the other house.
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    Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) KimmiK - Jan 18, 2012
    LOL! Most of our neighbors are like that. There are only 4 of us that are year round people. I will let you know how it turns out.....I can't wait, since the closest Olive Garden to us is 2 hours away!
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    Dianna Esquivel Bourne_2Cook - Jan 19, 2012
    I hate to tell you but that is not how they make thier dressing... It is so simple... They use Wishbone italian dressing,put it in a mixing bowl, add Pasturized eggs, grated parmesan,and Ramono Cheese , whisk together on high speed and pour it into their own bottle... I know I worked there and made it every day