Who loves Olive Garden salad?? Or any fab Italian salad for that matter? ME! ME!
This recipe was adapted from Ree Drummond also known as Pioneer Woman, she's amazing!
Click the link to view her recipe: Ree's Italian Salad
I made this salad for a family BBQ and it was a total hit! I'm sharing it because some of you may not be familiar with Pioneer Woman & if you are yay!! You'll love this side.
I followed the dressing recipe to a T! It's so yummy, why mess it up!
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup grated Parmesan (pre-grated in a pack from the store)
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 clove garlic, pressed
Juice of 1 lemon
In a blender add the olive oil, mayonnaise, Parmesan, parsley, sugar, vinegar, black pepper, salt, red pepper flakes, garlic and lemon juice and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.
You can also use a good store bought Italian dressing,
but if you have these ingredients on hand, try it!
For the salad I used the following,
2 romaine hearts (chopped)
1/2 head iceberg lettuce (chopped)
6 whole pepperoncini
1/2 cup whole black olives (sliced in half)
1/2 cup whole red cherry tomatoes
1/2 small red onion (sliced into thin cirlces)
1/3 cup grated Parmesan or more
Wash your veggies and dry. In a large bowl add the lettuce combination and mix together, top with the remaining veggies, I assembled them on top neatly. Looks pretty!
I set the dressing in a bowl near by, as well as extra parmesan cheese.