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Olive Garden Fresh Garden Salad Copycat Recipe

All the goodness of Olive Garden Fresh Garden Salad at home! This copycat recipe is so easy and delicious!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Copycat Olive Garden recipe, Copycat Recipe, green salad, olive garden salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 164kcal


  • Large salad bowl
  • Salad Tongs


Olive Garden Fresh Garden Salad Copycat

  • 12 ounces American Salad Blend (1 bag, I use Dole brand)
  • red onion sliced
  • 12-15 black olives (more or less, Olive Garden doesn't use too many, but you can add as many as you want)
  • 2-4 whole banana peppers
  • ½ cup croutons
  • 1 tomato quartered, (you can cut into smaller pieces if you prefer)
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese for topping

Olive Garden Salad Dressing Copycat

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • cup white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons corn syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Romano cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt (or one clove garlic minced)
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice


 Olive Garden Fresh Garden Salad Copycat

  • Place bag of salad in a large bowl.
  • Place red onion, black olives, banana peppers, tomatoes, and croutons on top of salad. Add some freshly grated Parmesan cheese if you like, and add plenty of Olive Garden salad dressing on top. You can add more or less of each ingredient depending on your preference.

Olive Garden Salad Dressing

  • Blend all ingredients together and chill until ready to use. The dressing will be more of a white color, but will taste very similar to Olive Garden’s House Dressing.


You can use Olive Garden's pre-made salad dressing, or you can make your own!


Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 670mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 358IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1mg