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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42 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday – Let’s Talk Salad!”

  1. 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.

    Kate’s last blog post..Chicken Pasta Puttanesca

  2. 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!

    The Happy Housewife’s last blog post..Star Wars Cake

  3. 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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  4. 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 😉

    mub’s last blog post..Bourbon Chicken

  5. 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.

    Barbara Ling, Virtual Coach’s last blog post..The Kimkins Diet Scam

  6. 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!!

    Angela’s last blog post..Chili with Hashbrowns

  7. 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.


  8. 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.

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