Back in the 90’s, I loved going to Olive Garden to eat a house salad and breadsticks. I’ve missed that salad over the years, so I created a copycat Olive Garden salad recipe using real food ingredients for us all!
The salad dressing is a combo of olive oil, red wine vinegar, mayo, lemon, parmesan, garlic and a bit of raw honey for a touch of sweetness. And, the beauty of the dressing is that you put it all in the blender and blend until smooth. So easy!
FYI – Becky Winkler does all of my food photography on the site (she does such an amazing job!) and when I sent her this recipe it autocorrected “peppercini” for “pepperoni” and I didn’t realize! So, there’s pepperoni in the salad pictures, but you can switch it out for the peppercini as listed in the recipe. 🙂
Photo Credit: Becky Winkler