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Eating well can seem like an expensive luxury, and it especially adds up when you go out to eat.
I always try to replicate my favorite recipes at home, using ingredients that I know will agree with my blood sugar, and that are easy to find at the grocery store.
One of my favorite salads to make at home now is Olive Garden’s famous starter salad.
We had a family gathering recently, and my lovely mother-in-law made a version of this salad, the inspired me to give it a try at home.
How to make a diabetes-friendly olive garden salad
You need a few ingredients to make Olive Garden’s salad, but assembling is easy. You just prep the following ingredients, and add them straight to your bowl.
This amount of salad ingredients makes two servings.
- Cherry Tomatoes, halved
- Chopped Romaine hearts
- Chopped head butter lettuce
- Red onion (sliced in rings)
- Mild pepperoncinis, halved,, or whole depending on your preference
- Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
- Tablespoon of Kalamata olive juice
- Teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Italian dressing
- Grated parmisiano reggiano
This salad is truly easy, economical, and delicious. I hope you try it out for one of your next dinners and let me know how it goes!Print