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Fast & Easy Recipe For Garden Salad

Almost-Famous Garden Salad

A riff on the famous garden salad served at the Olive Garden.

Almost-Famous Garden Salad

From Food Network Magazine


  1. Dressing:
    1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
    3 tablespoons Miracle Whip
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
    1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
    1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
    1 10-ounce bag American salad blend
    1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
    4 small pickled peppers, such as pepperoncini
    1 small vine-ripened tomato, quartered
    2 tablespoons sliced black olives
    1/2 cup large croutons
    1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese


  1. Combine all the dressing ingredients and 1 to 2 tablespoons water in a blender or food processor; puree until smooth.
  2. Place the salad blend in a large bowl and top with the remaining salad ingredients.
  3. Drizzle with the dressing.

Serves 4.

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