Close-up of Italian Resto Salad, as seen on Mary Makes It Easy, Season 2.
Recipe courtesy of Mary Berg

Classic Italian Restaurant Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
The perfect starter or side dish to any hearty meal.





  1. Combine the vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, sugar, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder and oil in a jar. Seal well and shake to combine. Season with salt and pepper. If making ahead, store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
  2. To assemble the salad, add the iceberg lettuce, onion, tomatoes, olives if using and croutons to a large bowl and pour over the dressing to taste. Toss well to coat, then top with the pepperoncini and as much Parmigiano-Reggiano as you’d like.