Going out to eat is great. You don’t have to cook, you don’t have to clean, and you get to eat meals that are nothing like what you usually make at home.
The downside? You have to get dressed and leave the house — and after a long day, that’s just… ugh.
But don’t worry! You can still enjoy restaurant favorites without changing out of your PJs — or paying for delivery. How? With a copycat recipe, of course!
Copycat recipes are designed to taste just like what you’d get at a restaurant — but because they’re homemade, they can be tweaked to your tastes, and they use simpler, healthier ingredients than a large-scale restaurant might.
This recipe takes on Olive Garden’s famous salad, dressing and all, and it turns out it’s super-simple to make. Try it on different types of salads, too, for a new experience.
It’s also easy to whip up whenever, and can be made in a single container for easy cleanup and storage.
Check out the video below, and be sure to try this for dinner tonight! Believe me, you won’t be sorry.
1⁄2cup olive oil
1⁄2Tbsps. pecorino Romano 1⁄4cup white vinegar 1⁄2tsp. lemon juice
- 2 Tbsps. Hellmann's canola mayo
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. garlic salt
- 1 tsp. salt
- Dash pepper
- Lettuce, tomato, red onion, peppers, olives, red cabbage, shredded carrot, and croutons for the salad
- Combine the dressing ingredients into a jar with a lid.
- Tightly close the lid and shake until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
- Assemble your salad.
- Pour on your dressing. Top with grated cheese if desired, and enjoy!
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