Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Olive Garden Dressing Knock Off!

I've always loved the salad dressing at Olive Garden, and I'm ashamed to even admit how much salad I eat when I go there.  There are many "knock-off" recipes floating around the web and this is the second I've tried.  I have to say this is the better of the two and I'll be using it over and over.
If you don't often make your own dressings, I'd encourage you to do so...the stuff at the store just doesn't compare and making it at home makes is so much healthier.

Recipe adapted from Food.com

You will need:

1/2 cup of mayonnaise (not miracle whip...gag!)
1/3 cup of white vinegar
1 t. of veg. oil
2 T. of corn syrup
2 T. of Parm. cheese
2 T. of Romano (note:  I was all our of fresh grated Parm/Rom. cheese so I used Kraft grated Three Cheese Blend...still taste good to me, but if you have fresh use it)
1/4 t. of garlic salt
1/2 t. of Italian seasoning
1/2 t. of parsley
1 T. of fresh lemon juice
1 t. of sugar
dash of pepper

Place all ingredients in food processor and blend for about a minute.  Transfer to a cruet.  Refrigerate for one hour before serving.

1 comment:

Debbie Mawson said...

I'll definitely try this recipe. I love Olive Garden's salad, too. Thanks.