Thursday, April 10, 2014

1905 Salad

I have a lot to catch up on and many blog posts to write but I realized that I have not blogged in a week.  What better than to to share my food obsession this week!

When we visited Florida in February, we ate at the Columbia Restaurant, home of the famous "1905" salad.  Now, normally salad does not blow my hair back, but this salad is more like a meal featuring julienned turkey and ham and tons of cheese.  Surprise ingredients that give it extra punch were olives and Worcestershire sauce in the dressing.  My favorite things are the salty ones.

Here's how I have been making it this week at home for a lunch salad.

Salad:
Romaine and Spinach mix
5 sliced cherry tomatoes
Red (if eating at home) or green (if eating at work) onions
6 sliced green olives
Grated Romano or Parmesan cheese (NOT powdered can kind - you know how I feel about that crap)

Dressing:
Olive or canola oil
Fresh lemon juice
Fresh garlic (or powdered if eating at work)
Salt & pepper to taste
Several dashes of Worcestershire sauce (although I have a heavy hand with this ingredient because I adore it)

Seriously - try it.  It's so delicious.  It makes me feel like I'm on vacation again....well, sort of.


1 comment:

Ky | TwoPretzels said...

Worcestershire is amazing. I made deviled eggs last night and it and cumin are my "secret ingredients." (I'm a dork, I know.)

This salad sounds divine and I, like you, never just order a salad off of a menu. It doesn't blow my skirt up. :) I'm not a huge olive fan, but everything else sounds lovely. I especially appreciate how you gave home/work recipe options. So thorough.