Olive Garden Salad Dressing

This homemade copycat Olive Garden Salad Dressing tastes even better than the original. It works great in pasta salads and as a marinade too!

How to Make Olive Garden Salad Dressing

  • Lettuce
  • Vine Ripened Tomatoes
  • Large Black olives
  • Red onions
  • Pepperoncinis (These are jarred and are found in the same section as the pickles/olives)
  • Croutons (You can actually purchase Olive Garden’s Croutons, OR make the homemade crouton recipe!)
  • Parmesan cheese

Best Olive Oil for Salad Dressing

-Make sure you use high quality extra virgin olive oil when making this recipe. In turn, it’ll yield a high quality salad dressing and will ensure that the olive oil remains in liquid form when refrigerated.

  • Lucini olive oil is a high-quality brand that I like to use.
  • For more information about picking the highest quality olive oil that you can, check these guys out.

Storing Leftover Salad

  • Prepared salad should be refrigerated as soon as possible in an airtight container, free from as much moisture as possible. Salad can’t be frozen, lettuce that has been frozen or even chilled at too low of a temperature ruins it’s consistency and freshness. Once that’s happened, it can’t be recovered.
  • Refrigerated salad lasts anywhere from 1-3 days, it’s only as good until the least-fresh ingredient in the salad begins to go bad.

To Make this Recipe You’Il Need the following ingredients:


  • 1/2 C. mayonnaise
  • 1/3 C. white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp. corn syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. Romano cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. parsley flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice


  • Mix all ingredients in a blender until well mixed.Serve over your favorite salad.