Copycat Olive Garden Salad

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Copycat Olive Garden Salad

Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 6 to 8 servings


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1 garlic clove, smashed

  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/4 cup)

  • 2 (5-ounce) packages American blend salad mix

  • 3/4 cup pitted black olives

  • 3/4 cup pickled pepperoncini

  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion

  • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced

  • 1 (4.5-ounce) package large seasoned croutons


  1. Make the dressing:

    Combine the oil, mayonnaise, vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic, and Parmesan in a small food processor or blender and process until thoroughly combined.

  2. Mix the salad and serve:

    In a large bowl, combine the salad mix, olives, pepperoncini, onion, tomatoes, and croutons. Drizzle the salad with the dressing and toss to coat. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
183 Calories
14g Fat
10g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 183
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 601mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 22mg 112%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 246mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.