I love the colors of this salad not to mention the taste. The dressing is the knock-off recipe that you can find on the internet. I think it's pretty close to the real deal.
Olive Garden Salad and Dressing
1/2 c white vinegar
1 t lemon juice
2 T beaten egg*
1/3 c water
1/3 c vegetable oil
1/4 c corn syrup
3 T grated Romano cheese
2 T dry, unflavored pectin
1 1/4 t salt
1/2 t minced garlic
1/4 t dried parsley
1 pinch dried oregano
1 pinch red pepper flakes
Pour the vinegar, lemon juice and egg into a blender and blend for 10 seconds, then allow to rest for 10 min.
*mixing the raw egg with the vinegar and lemon juice and letting it sit will kill any salmonella that may be present.
Add remaining ingredients and blend for 30 seconds.
Chill at least an hour before serving. The longer the better.
Pour over romaine lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, red onion, pepperoncini peppers, grated parmesan cheese, and croutons.
**GF without croutons.