Copycat Outback Salad and Ranch Dressing

A side salad with extra yummy homemade dressing and croutons is the perfect accent to a meal and great as a meal if topped with protein. Outback’s side salad is top notch delicious, and here’s how you can make one at home!

Ingredients

DRESSING:

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 0.4oz HVR Restaurant-Style Ranch Dressing
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • CROUTONS

  • 12oz loaf of bread
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 tsp Tony Chachere seasoning
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • SALAD

  • Lettuce: romaine, green leaf or iceberg
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Red onion, sliced
  • Cucumber, peeled and chunked
  • Monterey Jack & Cheddar cheese, freshly shredded
  • Recipe

    For the dressing, in a bowl, whisk together all ingredients until well-combined. For the croutons, preheat the oven to 400°F. Cut bread into bite sized squares and spread on a sheet pan. Bake 12-16 minutes or until the bread is slightly browned. Meanwhile, add butter to a small bowl. Using the back of a fork, push the butter against the sides of the bowl until smooth. Add seasoning and garlic and blend well. Transfer the toasted bread to a bowl, top with seasoned butter and gently stir and fold until all the croutons are coated well. Pour the croutons back onto the sheet pan and bake 6-8 minutes at 350°F. Remove from the oven and cool. Assemble salad ingredients as desired and top with dressing and croutons.

    Approximate Nutrition Information for 1 side salad with 2 tbsp dressing (made with light mayo): 210 calories, 17g fat, 8g carbs, 3.5 protein

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    Jackie
    Jackie
    5 months ago
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    This is the best homemade ranch I’ve tried. Tastes just like restaurant ranch!

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    A side salad with extra yummy homemade dressing and croutons is the perfect accent to a meal and great as a meal if topped with protein. Outback’s side salad is top notch delicious, and here’s how you can make one at home!