my copycat olive garden salad

 

I used to make every salad the same, no matter what we were eating for dinner.

Some lettuce.

Definitely tomatoes.

Possibly red onion.

They were certainly nothing fancy.

Get the recipe for my copycat Olive Garden salad at www.mrshinesclass.com

 

But as my confidence grew in the kitchen, I started experimenting with making different types of salads.

Last Fall I created the Farmer’s Market Chopped Salad.   And before that, I decided to try my hand at a copycat olive garden salad.

I’m pretty proud of my version.

 

Copycat Olive Garden Salad

Serves 8 -10
Prep time 15 minutes
Meal type Salad, Side Dish
Bring Olive Garden to you with my version of the famous Olive Garden salad.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce (chopped)
  • 1 bunch romaine lettuce (chopped)
  • 1/2 red onion (thinly sliced)
  • a package of grape tomatoes (halved)
  • 2.25oz black olives (sliced)
  • 3-4 radishes (sliced)
  • 1-2 carrots (shredded)
  • pepperoncini peppers (sliced or whole)
  • parmesan cheese (grated)
  • Olive Garden salad dressing
  • croutons

Note

~You can substitute the American Salad blend for the lettuce, carrots and radishes.

~Most measurements are estimates.  Use your judgement on quantity.

~I buy the Olive Garden dressing at Walmart.  You can also order it through Amazon. ( affiliate link)

Directions

Step 1
rinse and drain vegetables well, let dry on a paper towel
Step 2
chop lettuce
Step 3
slice onion
Step 4
cut tomatoes in half
Step 5
shred carrots
Step 6
slice radishes
Step 7
combine lettuce, tomatoes, onions, carrots, radishes, olives and peppers
Step 8
add dressing to taste and toss salad
Step 9
garnish with croutons and grated parmesan

 

Get the recipe for my copycat Olive Garden salad at www.mrshinesclass.com

 

We serve it every time I make spaghetti, lasagna or pasta e fagioli

 

Enjoy!  And, I’ll see you in class,

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