CopyKat Recipes offers a recipe that is a great facsimile of the famous Olive Garden salad dressing. The recipe, which is ideal for serving on salads or using as a marinade, calls for ingredients such as mayonnaise, Parmesan and Romano cheeses, and spices.
Start the dressing by adding 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 1/3 cup of white vinegar, 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil and 2 tablespoons of light corn syrup to a blender. Next, add 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan and 2 tablespoons of grated Romano cheese. Season the mixture with either 1/4 teaspoon of garlic salt or 1 minced clove of garlic. Finally, add 1/2 teaspoon of dried Italian seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon of dried parsley flakes and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
Start the blender to combine the ingredients. If the dressing is too tart, add sugar to your taste. The salad dressing stays fresh for 10 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container. The process takes about 10 minutes and makes 10 servings.
This recipe is ideal for serving on salads that emulate those at Olive Garden. It is also a tasty marinade for grilled vegetables or meat. An alternative to making this recipe is purchasing the bottled version, which Olive Garden markets through national retailers.