Olive Garden Salad Dressing

Olive Garden Salad Dressing

It’s all about the crisp, flavorful, endless salad and soup when we frequent The Olive Garden.

Olive Garden Salad Dressing

I pinned a “just like,” Olive Garden Salad Dressing knock-off, made it in my blender, loved it, and now it’s a staple in our fridge.

Summer is all about salads.  My version of a delish Italian salad, Mia Bella Salade.  It’s awesome with mild Italian sausage or go ahead and add some grilled, sliced chicken breast.

Here’s a quick how to; mix romaine, rinsed and drained white beans, olives, sliced tomatoes, finely shredded Parmesan cheese,  peperoncini peppers, thinly sliced red cabbage and red onion.  Grill a couple of chicken breasts and slice them thinly and lay them on the top of your salad.  Drizzle on a little dressing and kick-back under your umbrella with a icy, cold, beverage.

Mia Bella Salade

You get two “copy-cat recipes,” for one today.  Our favorite dressing and the inexpensive, dry mix that really makes it affordable to serve if you’d like.

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Olive Garden Salad Dressing
Serves: 3 cups
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings, dried
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
  • ½ cup + 1 Tablespoon water
  • 2 (7 ounce) packets Good Seasons Italian Salad Dressing Mix, (recipe below)
Good Seasons Italian Salad Dressing Mix:
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon celery salt
  • 2 Tablespoons salt
  • Mix above together and store in airtight container. When a recipe calls for one packet, use 2 tablespoons of the mix.
For Olive Garden Salad Dressing:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high until combined, about 30 seconds. Keep refrigerated.
For Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix:
  1. Mix ingredients together and store in airtight container. When a recipe calls for one packet, use 2 tablespoons of the mix.
To Make Italian Dressing
  1. ¼ cup cider vinegar (I use red wine or balsamic vinegar)
  2. ⅔ cup olive oil
  3. 2 Tablespoon water,
  4. 2 Tablespoon dry mix
  5. Pour into a cruet, shake well and serve. Keep refrigerated.!

 What’s your to-die for  dressing?  I’d love to hear!

About The Author


Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!


  1. JSL

    I love the salad

  2. Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud

    I have to chuckle, we love Good Seasons dressing and I never thought to look for a copy-cat recipe! Bookmarking this post-thanks:@)

  3. Cathy

    I always order the soup and salad combo at Olive Garden. I’m looking for a few new salad dressings to perk up our summer salad menus and am very happy to have both these recipes, Renee. Thanks for sharing.

    • renée @ Singing With Birds

      Hope you like this as much as we do. I sure enjoy your blog Cathy, it is beautiful and you so such a good job.

  4. Debbie

    I love Olive Garden salad dressing. We buy it, and it’s pricey. I will definitely try this (and I can put it in a used O.G. jar so it is completely “authentic”.

    So good to see you post. I need to go back now and make sure I didn’t miss a recipe!

  5. Debbie

    And BTW, I love that picture on the side. Your hair is beautiful that way!!

    • renée @ Singing With Birds

      I’m so glad you have a real jar, sounds really shee-shee to me!

      Also, thanks for the noticing the hair. I love that it is a little more versatile. I almost have a little ponytail…great for walking with a ball cap in the mornings. Great to hear from you, thanks.

  6. Brandi

    I love the endless salads at Olive Garden. It will be great to be able to make the dressing at home now. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! Glad to see you back from your break!

  7. GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart

    Oh, nice, Renee! I have tried copy cat versions of both of these and wasn’t thrilled. Really looking forward to making yours! I love the salad at Olive Garden and think Bertucci’s tastes similar. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Julie

    Hi! So nice to hear from you!!! I missed reading your posts and hearing about the grands! 🙂 Sending hugs from Nebraska!!!

  9. SavoringTime in the Kitchen

    We eat lots of salad and I always love trying new dressings. These sound great! Your salad photo looks so good.


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