Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad

Recipe from:  Columbia Restaurant

4 cups iceberg lettuce, broken into 1 1/2" × 1 1/2" pieces
1 ripe tomato, cut into eighths
1/2 cup baked ham, julienned 2" × ⅛" (may substitute turkey or shrimp)
1/2 cup Swiss cheese, julienne 2" × ⅛"
1/2 cup pimiento-stuffed green Spanish olives
2 cups “1905” Dressing (see recipe below)
1/2 cup Romano cheese, grated
2 tablespoons Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce®
1 lemon

Combine lettuce, tomato, ham, Swiss cheese, and olives in a large salad bowl. Before serving, add “1905” Dressing, Romano cheese, Worcestershire, and the juice of 1 lemon. Toss well and serve immediately. Makes 2 full salads or 4 side salads.

“1905” Dressing Ingredients:
1/2 cup extra-virgin Spanish olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons dried oregano
⅛ cup white wine vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

Salad Dressing Preparation:
Mix olive oil, garlic, and oregano in a bowl with a wire whisk. Stir in vinegar, gradually beating to form an emulsion, and then season with salt and pepper. For best results, prepare 1 to 2 days in advance and refrigerate.

**AMAZING!  This salad comes from my favorite restaurant in the Tampa Bay area.  It tasted just like it does in the restaurant.  I am so happy that now I can have it whenever I want it.  


  1. Columbia was a favorite of mine growing up. I miss daddy-daughter dates where I would devour this salad, so yummy!

  2. I can tell this is yummy!
    I make a vinegarette similar..but have not used spanish olive oil..maybe Ill try that for a new twist!
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