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Copycat Olive Garden Salad

This quick Italian salad recipe was made famous by Olive Garden. Now you can create this colorful dish at home. Using fresh ingredients, you can replicate this healthy dish as a side portion or a nutritious main meal.
Course Salad, Side Dish, Starter
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Copycat Olive Garden Salad, Olive Garden Salad, Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 269kcal


  • Sharp knife
  • Small Mixing Bowl
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Fork/Whisk



  • 8 oz. Salad leaves 1 box, chopped - iceberg or romaine hearts
  • ½ cup Whole black olives
  • 2 Roma tomatoes sliced
  • Red Onion sliced thinly
  • 20 Croutons garlic flavored
  • 4-6 Whole Pepperoncini Peppers
  • cup Parmesan cheese shredded

Salad Dressing:

  • ¼ cup Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp White Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp Sea salt
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper


  • Finely chop up your lettuce or salad greens using a sharp knife. Toss them into a large salad bowl
  • Add the olives, tomatoes, pepperoncini, onions, and olives to the large salad bowl.
  • For the dressing, add olive oil mayonnaise, black pepper, white vinegar, salt, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning into the smaller bowl. Use your fork or whisk to mix well until blended. You should aim for a creamy dressing consistency.
  • Drizzle the dressing on top of your salad, and voila! You’ve got an Olive Garden salad at home.


Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 639mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1070IU | Vitamin C: 26.3mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 1.1mg