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!
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?
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!
What 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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