While my family thought that this was good, DH thought this dressing was the best he's ever had. Guess I'll be making this a lot! Going to have a bottle of that dressing on hand from now on.
Made this salad for Christmas Eve dinner to go along with our Chicken Parmesan, rigatoni, & garlic Bread. It was such a delicious and colorful accompaniment, piled high in my huge wooden salad bowl. I used three bags of romaine mix, tossed in several small pepperoncinis in exchange for the banana peppers, and added several handfuls of mozzarella cheese. I also used the red onion, small black olives, and grape tomatoes, and added a few pinches more sugar to the dressing. The croutons and dressing were added right before serving, and everyone loved it. We agreed it tasted BETTER than Olive Garden's! My sis and her hubby even ate the leftovers for breakfast!
I don't think this tastes much like the Olive Garden dressing (too vinegary?), but I really, really love this stuff. My son takes it in his lunch nearly every day and he is PICKY - thank you so much for the recipe!
OMG so yummy!