Italian Salad (Side Dish)

This is my "go-to" salad when making an Italian meal.

Italian Salad (Side Dish)

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Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 tablespoons  grated Parmesan cheese

For the dressing:

  • 1/4  cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons  white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons  mayonaise
  • 1 tablespoon  lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon  garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon  dried Italian seasoning

For the salad:

  • 1 head washed and torn romaine lettuce
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 small pickled peppers, such as pepperocini
  • 2 small  vine-ripened tomato, quartered
  • 8 black olives, sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup  large croutons
  • 3 tablespoons  grated parmesan cheese


  • Combine all the dressing ingredients and 1 to 2 tablespoons water in a blender or food processor; puree until smooth.
  • Place the romaine in a large bowl and top with the remaining salad ingredients. Toss with the dressing.
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