Olive Garden's Famous House Salad

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"I love Olive Garden's "Famous House Salad" that's topped with their signature tangy Italian Salad Dressing. I could easily eat just this salad alone for dinner (that is, if they didn't have so many other scrumptious items on their menu to enjoy!). And while I usually access this recipe to get the list of ingredients for the Italian Salad Dressing, I've also included all the salad ingredients as well, so I don't forget any of them because they're all so important in the overall scrumptious taste of Olive Garden's "Famous House Salad" (which is extra delicious when served with some fresh baked Olive Garden Breadsticks)."

Original recipe yields 4-6 servings
  • Garnish


  • Serving Size: 1 (456.8 g)
  • Calories 466.8
  • Total Fat - 22.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 337.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1270 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 39.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.7 g
  • Sugars - 13.2 g
  • Protein - 29.1 g
  • Calcium - 279.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 279.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

FOR THE DRESSING - Mix salad ingredients (mayonnaise through black pepper) in a blender until well mixed (approximately 30 seconds). If this is a little too tart for your own personal tastes, stir in a little sugar. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Step 2

FOR THE SALAD - Chill a large glass salad bowl in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.

Step 3

Place the bag of salad greens in the chilled salad bowl. On top of the lettuce, add the red onions, black olives, pepperoncinis, croutons, tomatoes and Parmesan cheese. Top with the salad dressing (which you might not need to use all of the salad dressing). Toss gently until ingredients are coated with the dressing, leaving lots of vegetables on top. Chill until ready to serve.

Step 4

Serve chilled. Garnish with a bit of fresh Romano cheese grated on top of each serving, if desired.

Tips & Variations

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