Copycat Olive Garden Salad Mix

Yes, yes I do like freshly grated Parmesan on my copycat of the Olive Garden salad mix. I don’t hide it. I’m not ashamed of it. Keep it coming, keep grating and don’t expect me to say ‘stop’ any time soon! Now, I love the rest of the salad too. The crunchy crisp greens. Tomatoes. Croutons. Red onions. And my two favorites: large black olives and pepperoncini. All lightly dressed in Olive Garden’s signature Italian dressing!

Copycat Olive Garden Salad Mix

This is the easiest way I know to make a fantastic salad in no time. We actually had this as a main dish for dinner. I roasted a few chicken breasts, sliced them, and served them on top of the salad. It made for a great, healthy dinner! Whether served as a side salad or amped up with other toppings, the base recipe for this copycat Olive Garden salad mix is a winner!

Also try my copycat of the Santa Fe chicken salad from Max and Erma’s.

Copycat Olive Garden Salad Mix

Whether served as a side salad or amped up with other toppings, the base recipe for this copycat Olive Garden salad mix is a winner!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 34kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces iceberg salad blend, from a bag
  • 1/2 medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 8 large black olives pitted
  • 4 whole pepperoncini or, 1/4 cup sliced pepperoncini
  • 2 large tomato quartered
  • Freshly grated Romano or Parmesan cheese optional
  • Olive Garden Seasoned Croutons
  • Olive Garden Salad Dressing

Instructions

  • Place your salad bowls, plates or whatever you plan on using for serving into the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving time.
  • Open salad package and empty the contents into a large bowl.
  • Add the onion, olives, pepperoncini, croutons, tomato slices and croutons.
  • Drizzle with some dressing (don't flood it) and then toss gently to coat everything in the dressing.
  • Serve with freshly grated cheese over the top.

Nutrition

Calories: 34kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 793IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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