This green salad with its dressing is wonderfully authentic in taste to the salad served at the "Olive Garden" restaurants. The dressing recipe makes enough dressing to cover a large bowl of salad. I only use two thirds of the dressing, but use more according to your taste. I like to use homemade extra large croutons in this recipe.
For the dressing:
Mix the first eleven ingredients in a blender until well mixed. If this is a little to tart for your own personal taste, add 1 Tablespoon of sugar.
For the salad:
Pour 1/2 package of the salad blend into a large salad bowl. Top with 1/2 of the onion, olives, banana peppers, croutons and tomatoes. Add dressing to taste and toss well. Add the other 1/2 bag of salad and more dressing to taste. Toss well. Top the salad with the remaining onion, olives, banana peppers, croutons and tomatoes.
Pass the grated parmesan cheese and black pepper mill at the table.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (293g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 161 (44%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 17.9g||24 %|
|Saturated Fat 3.6g||18 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 5.5g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 7.7g|
|Cholesterol 17.3mg||5 %|
|Sodium 578.1mg||20 %|
|Potassium 426.8mg||11 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 46.7g||14 %|
|Dietary Fiber 4.9g||20 %|
|Sugars, other 41.8g|
|Protein 7.5g||11 %|
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Calories per serving: 368
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