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Olive Garden’s Salad Dressing (Copycat)

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Homemade salad dressing like the Olive Garden Salad Dressing, is so easy to make and more delicious than store bought.

I find it just as easy, and far more economical, to make my own salad dressing. Olive Garden’s salad dressing is probably my husband’s favorite. I found this recipe by accident when I was looking for a new homemade dressing.

Homemade salad dressing like the Olive Garden Salad Dressing, is so easy to make and more delicious than store bought.

I was recently making dinner for a friend who had moved. Her kids are in school and her husband works long hours. She did a good part of the packing by herself. I wanted her to try to get some rest so I made dinner for her and her family. Along with a great garden salad and Olive Garden’s salad dressing, I made my baked ziti and easy triple chocolate cake for dessert.

I made this dressing for another friend after she got out of the hospital. It’s always nice to not have to think about meals when you’re recuperating. That meal consisted of roasted chicken and vegetables with salad and dressing and Italian cream cake with nutty cream cheese frosting for dessert.

If you are sold on making more homemade salad dressings my Key lime Tupelo honey vinaigrette is a nice change with sweet citrus notes. Both of these salad dressings would be delicious on a pasta salad too.

 

Olive Garden's Salad Dressing (Copycat)

  • 1 packet Good Season's Italian Dressing Mix
  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ tablespoon real mayonnaise (Not Miracle Whip)
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic power
  1. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake vigorously, holding lid, until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Shake before serving.

Homemade salad dressing like the Olive Garden Salad Dressing, is so easy to make and more delicious than store bought.

Anne Lawton

Monday 31st of December 2018

Who knew that Olive Garden's dressing would be so easy to make? Thanks for sharing!

Liz @ Books n' Cooks

Monday 31st of December 2018

Oh yum. This salad dressing is soooo good - so excited to make it at home!

Sue Lau

Saturday 29th of December 2018

This is perfect for that salad I love on pizza night. I love making dressings from scratch.

Carlee

Friday 28th of December 2018

Olive garden does make a delicious dressing, I'm going to have to give this recipe a try!

Karen

Friday 28th of December 2018

You cracked the code! This sounds wonderful. P.S. What a nice friend you are!