OLIVE GARDEN SALAD DRESSING (+Video)

by Brandie @ The Country Cook

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This homemade copycat Olive Garden Salad Dressing tastes even better than the original. It works great in pasta salads and as a marinade too!

OLIVE GARDEN SALAD DRESSING

I think one of my favorite things to do is to recreate my favorite restaurant meals at home, like with this Olive Garden Salad Dressing. I always say that even though recipes can sometimes come close to those restaurant favorites, I will never say it tastes exactly like what you get in the restaurant but we can get the taste pretty darn close. Also, I know you can totally by this stuff in the grocery store now but I promise you that this version will taste WAY better.

OLIVE GARDEN SALAD DRESSING (+Video)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS?

So I prepare the dressing mix first then add all of the other ingredients?

Yes. First you are going to prepare the packet of Good Seasons Italian Dressing just like it tells you to do on the back of the packet. Then you will take that prepared dressing and add the other ingredients listed below to turn this into Olive Garden Salad Dressing.

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What other ways can I use this dressing?

This dressing is delicious in pasta salads and as a chicken marinade!

How do I store leftovers?

Store dressing in a lidded container. It should keep in your refrigerator for about 2 weeks.

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OLIVE GARDEN SALAD DRESSING (+Video)

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • Good Seasonings Italian Dressing mix
  • (Ingredients needed to make the dressing mix; oil, water, vinegar)
  • Italian Seasoning
  • salt and pepper
  • sugar
  • garlic powder
  • mayonnaise
  • light extra virgin olive oil
  • white vinegar
  • water
OLIVE GARDEN SALAD DRESSING (+Video)

WHERE DO I FIND THE GOOD SEASONS ITALIAN DRESSING MIX IN THE STORE?

If you’ve never seen Good Seasons Italian Dressing before, you can usually find it down the aisle in your grocery store where all the other salad dressings are. The packets are usually near where they keep the packets of ranch dressing. Most stores carry the boxed sets that also come with the salad dressing cruet.

HOW TO MAKE OLIVE GARDEN SALAD DRESSING:

Prepare Good Seasonings Italian Seasonings Dressing as it states on back of packet.

OLIVE GARDEN SALAD DRESSING (+Video)

The packet makes just a small bit of dressing. Once prepared, pour dressing in a medium bowl.

OLIVE GARDEN SALAD DRESSING (+Video)

Then whisk in additional ingredients listed above (starting with the dried Italian Seasoning.)  

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OLIVE GARDEN SALAD DRESSING (+Video)

Using a whisk, mix all ingredients until mixed thoroughly combined and pour it into a container with a lid. Mason jars also work well for this.

OLIVE GARDEN SALAD DRESSING (+Video)

Serve with your favorite salad fixings.

OLIVE GARDEN SALAD DRESSING (+Video)

Store unused dressing in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks. Be sure to give the bottle a good shake before using.  

OLIVE GARDEN SALAD DRESSING (+Video)

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OLIVE GARDEN SALAD DRESSING (+Video)

OLIVE GARDEN SALAD DRESSING

This homemade copycat Olive Garden Salad Dressing tastes even better than the original. It works great in pasta salads and as a marinade too! 

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Course: Salad

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Olive Garden Salad Dressing

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

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Servings: 12

Calories: 46kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 packet Good Seasonings Italian Dressing
  • Ingredients needed to make dressing; oil, water & vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon dried Italian Seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ tablespoon mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup light extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons water

Instructions

  • In a bowl, prepare Good Seasonings Italian Seasonings Dressing as it states on back of package (mixing with oil, water & vinegar in the measurements given on packet)

  • Once prepared, add the rest of the ingredients listed to the bowl

  • Using a whisk, mix all ingredients until mixed thoroughly combined.

  • Serve with your favorite salad fixings.

Notes

  • Store unused dressing in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks. Be sure to give the bottle a good shake before using.

Nutrition

Calories: 46kcal | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 5mg | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

Recipe Credit: BARENAKED CHEF

Originally published: January 2012

Updated & republished: June 2019

OLIVE GARDEN SALAD DRESSING (+Video)

About Brandie @ The Country Cook

I’m a regular home cook, like most of you, doing my best to get a good meal on the table for my family. I like to say the recipes on here are recipes for the busy cook (you know who you are). You can still get a good meal on the table, with a few shortcuts to help you along the way. I hope you’ll find lots of recipes here that you’ll love and hopefully will become family favorites. Read more…

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