Italian Salad (Side Dish)

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

Italian Salad (Side Dish)

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Serves: 4 Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 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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