Many different salads show up on the Thanksgiving table. This one is tends to move pretty quickly. With the wide variety of rich flavored dishes, this salad is very refreshing and off sets some of the flavors. I make several salads for Thanksgiving and this one was the first one gone in minutes, even though I tripled the portion. If you like the salad at Olive Garden, you will like this one as well as it is similar.
I always have to have this salad when I go to Olive Garden since I love the Italian dressing they use. So I decided to bring it home, but I don’t use exactly the same ingredients they use. The difference is they don’t use cucumbers but pepperoncini, croutons and iceberg lettuce. They also add Romano cheese not parmesan. I like to use Romaine lettuce and parmesan cheese instead. After I saw this dressing at Costco, it came to mind to share my version of the salad with you. It goes well with any holiday or non-holiday dinners.
Ingredients you will need:
2 bunches – romaine hearts lettuce
20 – cherry tomatoes
4 small – cucumbers
¼ – red onion
2 tbsp. – parmesan cheese
¼ cup – olive garden dressing
2. Slice lettuce into one inch thick pieces.
3. Wash cucumbers, tomatoes and red onion. Pat dry with paper towel; cut and slice vegetables.
Assembling the salad:
1. Place romaine lettuce into a large bowl. Place all the vegetables on top of the romaine lettuce.
2. Sprinkle parmesan cheese. Add dressing.
3. Mix and serve right away.
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- 2 bunches – romaine hearts lettuce
- 20 – cherry tomatoes
- 4 small – cucumbers
- ¼ - red onion
- 2 tbsp. – parmesan cheese
- ¼ cup – olive garden dressing
Wash romaine lettuce. Pat dry each leaf with a paper towel. Trim off the thick center in each lettuce leaf.
Slice lettuce into one inch thick pieces.
Wash cucumber, tomatoes and red onion. Pat dry with a paper towel; cut and slice vegetables.
Assembling the salad:
Place romaine lettuce into a large bowl. Place all the vegetables on top of the romaine lettuce.
Sprinkle parmesan cheese. Add dressing.
Mix and serve right away.
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