1/2cupcreamy Italian dressinghomemade** or store-bought
1/2cupgrated Parmesan cheese
ground black pepper
In a large bowl, combine the salad mix, sliced onions, tomatoes, olives, pepperoncini peppers, and croutons. Add the dressing and toss to coat.
Finish the salad with the Parmesan cheese and ground black pepper.
*To make homemade Olive Garden croutons, cut a loaf of French bread into one-inch cubes. Toss the bread with 1/2 cup olive oil, 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese. Bake on a baking sheet for 10 to 15 minutes in a 400°F oven, until the croutons are toasted and golden brown.**To make homemade Olive Garden Italian dressing, whisk together 1 packet of Italian Dressing with 1 cup canola oil, 1/3 cup white vinegar, 1/4 cup water, 1/2 cup Romano cheese, and 2 tablespoons mayonnaise.