75 Reviews

It's a really great tasting and simple dressing, but it's not the Olive Garden Dressing I know (in Winnipeg). I've been looking for this copycat recipe for a while, and am led to believe Olive Garden doesn't use mayo in their dressing. I'm going to try Tonkats' version of this next.

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Kat December 11, 2001

Very easy and delicious. It's the first time I've seen my kids finish their entire salad. I added the sugar because it was a bit too bitter without. We cooked the crab fettucini with this and bread sticks. We felt spoiled!

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Robert Foster February 10, 2002

It's really nothing like Olive Garden's dressing, but still excellent. I have made several times and everyone loves it. I only made a few changes, less vinegar and lemon juice, no corn syrup, and a sprinkle of sugar. Oh, and it's best to leave in the fridge for at least an hour to let the flavors meld. Thank you so much!! :)

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HippieChic November 16, 2010

I used red wine vinegar...tasted exactly like the dressing at the olive garden. Super Yummy!

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Mandy G. June 11, 2015

I'm actually very impressed with this recipe. I used olive oil instead of vegetable oil and sugar instead of corn syrup for my own personal reasons. The vinegar taste is dominant so I decided to add another 1/2 tsp of sugar. Pretty yummy. I've decided that this thing is a keeper especially since I'm collecting salad dressing recipes with the intention of integrating more raw veggies in our diet. Thanks for posting a great recipe!

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Sherry Belle May 06, 2013

This is a great salad dressing. Definitely what one would expect from a restaurant.

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VillageMom October 07, 2009

This was good enough for me to stop spending money on the real OG dressing. I added some suger. Very tasty. It passed the Kid test! I will make this forever!

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Bay Laurel October 01, 2009

I made this for dinner tonight to go on a salad along with our spaghetti. My picky husband loved it. All of us loved it and I'll be putting this one in my permanent recipe file. I made one change. instead of garlic salt, I used a clove of garlic. I put everything in the food processor then let it chill for a few hours before serving it.

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fishbowl356 March 13, 2009

Super! When I first tried it, I didn't think it tasted like Olive Garden, but after I put it in the refrigerator, I changed my mind. I could eat my weight in this!

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Lizzybob April 07, 2004

Yum. I made it and kept it in the refrigerator and it just got better. I don't usually like a lot of dressing on my salad but I liked a lot of this on my salad. I love Olive Garden Salad. I don't particularly like their food, just their salad.

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jneen January 08, 2004
Olive Garden Salad Dressing