-Olive Garden Salad-

We made this salad for the Valentine’s Banquet and also for the Young Adult Retreat. People love it! (The camp staff do anyway…)

1 head romaine lettuce, washed and torn
1 head iceberg, washed and torn
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
sliced banana peppers (you choose the amount)
2 large tomatoes, diced (we considered these optional)
1 can whole black olives, drained
Parmesan cheese (freshly grated is best!)
Caesar salad croutons

Dressing:
1/2 c. mayonnaise
1/3 c. vinegar
2 tsp. olive oil
1 T. lemon juice
2 T. Karo syrup
1/4 c. Parmesan-Romano cheese
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. parsley flakes

Assemble first 6 salad ingredients in large salad bowl. Sprinkle with Parmesan and top with croutons. In mixing bowl whisk dressing ingredients together. (or shake in a pint jar with a screw-on lid.) Pour dressing over salad just before serving.
Yield: about 10-12 servings

Oh, and soggy croutons make for kind of a gross salad the next day. The second time we served this, we let people add their own.

Enjoy!

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About ruthie.voth

Wife of one, mother of four, friend of many. Lover of details, color, good conversations, finding balance, and being honest. Passionate lover of a well-crafted sentence - even more so if it's witty. Weird blend of cynical optimist. I'm the worst kind of woman. I'm high maintenance, but I think I'm low maintenance. Somehow, people still love me. Must be grace.
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3 Responses to -Olive Garden Salad-

  1. Amy says:

    Yum. Can’t wait to try this. The only reason I ever go to Olive Garden is for the salad. 🙂

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  2. Marcus says:

    We had that at our wedding reception… and then I’m pretty sure Danielle’s family had leftovers of it for weeks afterwards. 🙂

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    • ten4ruthie says:

      Oh yeah. I forgot to mention. This recipe came from the cookbook that you guys gave me on my birthday. And the only reason I tried the salad was that I knew from your wedding how absolutely fabulous it is!

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