– This turned out great. We used vegan mayonnaise instead of miracle whip, but it still tasted like Olive Garden’s recipe to us. Also, we used 1 garlic clove instead of 1/4 teaspoon of garlic salt. If you are not a garlic lover, that may turn you off quite a bit (my parents were over for supper and they didn’t even touch this dressing on the table because it smelled too much like garlic).
– Pretty good. I did add more garlic, using fresh through a garlic press, and about a teaspoon of sugar. It tasted a lot like what I remember.
– Tastes great. I live in the UK so never been to Olive Garden (not sure if they have any here). I didn’t have white wine vinegar and due to people adding sugar I substituted it with white balsamic. I didn’t feel I had to add anything to it at all to sweeten it up and the balance of flavours are good. I mixed my own Italian seasons (a pinch of basil, marjoram, thyme, oregano, rosemary) didn’t have garlic salt, so ground a pinch in and used garlic granules. Will definitely make again.
– Very good, close to Olive Garden and greatly enjoyed by everyone in our circle of friends and family. We use regular mayo and add a bit of sugar (about a tbsp) but otherwise didn’t change a thing. Thanks, this dressing is a keeper!
– Pretty good salad dressing, not sure if it is a true copy of Olive Garden’s, been a while since I’ve been there, but good in it’s own right. I doubled the recipe and got a lot! Didn’t need the water. I might try mayo instead of Miracle Whip next time. Thx for posting . . . Janet
– This was really good! I did leave out the lemon juice..I was out, and I added a pinch of sugar. It made quite a bit…used an entire bag of salad mix and it was still pretty saturated. I think this is as close as it’s going to come to Olive Garden and I’ll take what I can get. Totally beats bottled italian dressing with parmesan cheese, which is what I have been substituting with! Thanks for posting!
– This is very close to Olive Garden’s! It’s not *exact*, but I suspect they add glucose and goodness knows what else. I added just a pinch of sugar, and it balanced out the acidity beautifully. I used homemade mayo instead of miracle whip. If I could I’d rate this as a 4 1/2, but I gave 5 stars because it’s really very close to the original and it’s excellent as a stand alone dressing recipe.
1/2 C. mayonnaise
1/3 C. white vinegar
1 tsp. vegetable oil
2 Tbsp. corn syrup
2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp. Romano cheese
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. parsley flakes
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
Mix all ingredients in a blender until well mixed.
Serve over your favorite salad.
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