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Columbia Restaurant 1905 Salad Recipe

Columbia Restaurant 1905 Salad Recipe

A friend shares her Columbia Restaurant 1905 Salad Recipe


The Columbia is a 6 restaurant institution in Florida anchored by it flagship restaurant. The Columbia Restaurant opened in Ybor City, Tampa Florida in 1905. The Columbia is the oldest restaurant in Florida and is now run by fourth and fifth generation members of the family with routes back to the 1905 opening. The Columbia restaurant 1905 salad recipe is one of their most requested.

Why all of the mention of the 1905 opening? Some consider the Columbia Restaurant 1905 Salad Recipe partly responsible for the success of the restaurant for over 100 years. The 1905 Salad recipe is made at table side  It features lettuce, tomatoes, Swiss cheese, ham and olives.

The Columbia 1905 salad recipe is held together by the key – the dressing. With the surprise ingredient of Worcestershire sauce, the Columbia’s Ybor city location uses 80 cases per month.

According to the Columbia, they are quite possibly the largest restaurant featuring Spanish food in the world, and the oldest restaurant still in operation in Florida. The Columbia Restaurant’s anchor location is over 52,000 square feet.

Reader and friend to AboutEating.com Murfstp shared her thoughts about The Columbia restaurant 1905 Salad Recipe.

“I got this recipe from my favorite restaurant in Florida (my home). The restaurant is called The Columbia. They used to put their recipes inside match book covers.”

Columbia Restaurant 1905 Salad Recipe

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

Preparation
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.

Serve with Italian or French bread — it’s a meal in itself! Enjoy.

Columbia Restaurant 1905 Salad Recipe

Columbia Restaurant 1905 Salad Recipe

Columbia Restaurant
2117 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL
(813) 248-4961

2117 East 7th Avenue, Tampa FL 33605
Phone: (813) 248-4961

The wonderful Columbia Restaurant’s 1905 Salad Recipe.

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