Tasty Tuesday – Let’s Talk Salad!

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The last couple of weekends we’ve had too much food! Now I’m thinking a nice salad sounds perfect!

There are so many ways to make a salad, but one salad sticks in my mind as the Mac Daddy of them all…The 1905 Salad by the Columbia Restaraunt!

I guarantee you won’t feel hungry after this salad. This isn’t a low-fat salad, but hey, it’s full of “good for you” stuff!

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1905 Salad

Salad Ingredients

½ head iceberg lettuce
2 ripe tomatoes, cut in eighths
½ cup Swiss cheese, cut in julienne strips
½ cup ham, cut in julienne strips (or turkey or shrimp)
¼ cup green Spanish olives, pitted
2 teaspoons grated Romano cheese

Salad Dressing Ingredients

1/8 cup white wine vinegar
½ cup extra-virgin Spanish olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon oregano
2 teaspoons lemon juice

Toss together all salad ingredients in a bowl, except Romano Cheese.

Mix garlic, oregano, and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Beat until smooth with a wire whisk. Add olive oil, gradually beating to form an emulsion. Stir in vinegar and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.

Add dressing to salad and toss well. Add Romano Cheese and toss one more time. Serves 4.

Tip: You might want to adjust the garlic and start with 2 garlic cloves if you aren’t a big garlic fan. You can always add more.

How’s that for a salad?

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The Columbia Restarauntis famous around Florida.  The first one began in Tampa’s Ybor City, (pronounced EE-bore) as a small corner café known for its Cuban coffee and authentic Cuban sandwiches, frequented by the local cigar workers back in the day. It’s a wonderful place for so many traditional Spanish dishes! I don’t think you can order the “wrong thing” in this restaraunt!

I even have their cookbook!

Once a year they have a birthday celebration with food and Sangria at 1905 prices! My parents always go and enjoy having a little of everything!

My mom has gotten pretty good at making The 1905 Salad and that’s what we’re having for dinner tonight! I’m so excited!
Tasty Tuesday ButtonWhat kind of salad is your favorite?  I would love to have a recipe for a nice tropical salad with fruit and nuts!  Do you know of one?

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  1. What a gorgeous salad…and delicious sounding too!

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  2. My all-time favorite salad is from T.G.I.Fridays. I can’t remember the name of it but it has awesome hot bacon dressing on it. So good!

    We always crave salads after we’ve eaten too much also.

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  3. I love the Columbia restaurant! I went there when I was first married. It was so good. As for salad, in my current pregnant state I love anything with feta cheese, it doesn’t have to be a Greek salad, it just needs feta!

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  4. I love a good salad. Hubby… he’ll enjoy it only if it is loaded with “stuff.” I like stuff, too. ;-)

  5. I can’t wait to make this. We love salads and sometimes I just feel as though I run out of ideas but this sounds great!

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  6. I left a link to one of my very favorite main dish salads. Can’t wait to see what everyone else posts!

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  7. My oldest son has recently gotten really in to eating salads. He loves olives so I am definitely going to try out your recipe; it sounds really good! Thanks for sharing and hosting this fun recipe swap. I get more excited about meal planning when I can try out something new!

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  8. Sorry I didn’t leave a link to my salad posts, but I had this post ready to go and it’s getting late! Hope you don’t mind!


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  9. I love curry chicken salad… It uses pineapple and cashews, but I don’t suspect that’s the sort of tropical fruit and nut salad you’re after ;)

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  10. You are talking the master of salad creation (soup too, for that matter) – salads and soup rock! I always like adding pine nuts to my salads (and sauteed jalapeno peppers, but that’s for another post :) ) – it adds a very complementary flavor.

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  11. Everything looks so yummy! Thanks for hosting!

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  12. I’m going to have to come back and add my Oriental Chicken Salad recipe later today…..it’s delicious! Yours looks pretty good, too!
    Thanks for all the linkies…I’m trying to decide if I want to open some of them, as they look a little dangerous…..lol.


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  13. Very pretty and tasty looking salad! I am going to have to try that salad dressing!

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  14. Thanks for the salad recipe, it sounds yummy! I always crave lighter food in the spring and summer, so I’ll add this to my list!

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  15. The salad sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Mmmmm, that salad sounds amazing. Enjoy your dinner!

    Thank you for hosting this great blog party! I look forward to it each week!

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  17. I chuck anything in my salads, frozen peas and corn, walnuts, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, avocado, boiled eggs. Yum! This salad dressing recipe sounds amazing! I will have to try that sometime!

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  18. I bet nobody else made a nacho salad! lol Great turnout this week, ladies- let’s keep spreading the word.

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  19. That salad looks so g00d and perfect for these spring days.

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  20. That sounds so good. I love homemade dressings, they taste way better than anything you can buy, plus they are way cheaper!

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  21. You are making me hungry!

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  22. Kim, I noticed on your comment at Planet M that you haven’t had couscous before? I didn’t grow up eating it because it’s a bit pricey, but I buy it in bulk now. Next week, I’ll share a great Greek Couscous recipe on Tasty Tuesday. I LOVE that stuff! And it’s such a comfort food to me when it’s hot w/ tomatoes, garlic, cheese, spices, and cut up kilbasa….my mouth is watering already! Now, I can’t wait til next Tuesday!!

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  23. What a gorgeous salad and I love the tradition! Homemade dressings are fantastic.

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  24. Found you via Jerri’s blog. I so love salad. So tell me more about your meme. I may just have to join this one soon! We are such foodies in my family.

    Funny though, we used Tasty-Tuesday as the title for days when my boys and I would work together making meals as a part of home schooling. I am so glad to see this out there.


  25. Boy does that salad look good! It looks similar to one we get at our fancy restaurant in town. I have to try this. Thank you for sharing the recipe! :)

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  26. Apple chews (or fruit leathers) are a recipe I found from Heavenly Homemakers… I’ve posted my version here: http://joyinmykitchen.blogspot.com/2008/12/fruit-leathers.html

    They’re super easy to make and delicious.

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  27. Delish! This is definitely going into my file. YUMMY!

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  28. This salad sound so good! I’ve been so hungry for salads lately!

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  29. Thanks for stopping by my site and leaving a comment. Your salad looks great. I am so glad you host this event. It is so fun. Blessings.

  30. I don’t have a recipe for salad… but I had a lovely salad on my blog today for a starter… it was a luncheon with a fashion show… perhaps you could stop by and take a peek at the salad!

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  31. Oooo, LAWSY, that salad looks good! And I want to go to that restaurant!

    Thanks so much for dropping by and reading my TMI post :D…the search continues!

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  32. All the recipes here sounds so delish!! I am sorry I could not participate this week, I had other priorities. See u next week! :)

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  33. I posted a link to an amazingly yummy spinach salad, with nuts and blue cheese and dried cranberries and apples. Best of all, it’s topped by a maple vinaigrette that is to die for. I got the recipe from another blogger, Molly at The Bumbles blog. Anyway, it’s terrific and I hope you get the chance to try it! It’s now my all-time favorite salad.

  34. Love that first photo…it’s great!!

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