Columbia Restaurant's 1905 Salad

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

One of the nicest Cuban restaurants in Florida shared their popular salad with Food and I wanted to share it with Zaar. It is our favorite salad when we go to the Columbia.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl or jar mix first seven ingredients and mix well.
  2. Use a whisk, or shake in the jar with a tight lid.
  3. Set dressing aside.
  4. Mix the next six ingredients in a large salad bowl.
  5. Pour dressing over the salad mix and toss gently.
  6. Sprinkle with the Romano cheese and toss until well blended.
  7. You may use pepperoni sausage, what ever hard sliced cheese you like as the meat and cheese in the salad.
  8. Serve as soon as you have mixed the dressing and cheese into the salad.
  9. This is great with crusty Cuban bread and butter.


Most Helpful

I can see why this salad is popular - it's a wonderful combination making for a lovely salad ... and I didn't have to go to Florida to enjoy. (Much as I would like too!) Made using turkey strips - I'm going to give shrimp a go next time around. Yes this is definetely a repeatable! Thank you Carole.

Gerry November 03, 2008

This is definately a 5 star recipe!!!! But the Food Nework didn't share one of the most important steps-Instead of adding all ingredients together, an emulsification is used to produce the correct texture that sticks to the salad. 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. Also, Boar's Head Sweet Slice Ham and Baby Swiss are excellent choices for authentic flavor. I make this any time I want to give my guests something delicious. Even the skinny girls go back for THIRDS!

Nocurfupa December 19, 2007

This is a good start; and, does make a good recipe. However, the traditional recipe has more worcestershire, an entire lemon; and 1/4 cup romano cheese. And the lemon and worcestershire are NOT part of the dressing. They are added separately. Still a nice recipe. But since I got to have one recently ... made tableside. I got to see the entire process. Again, still a nice recipe; but, not a true 1905.

SarasotaCook October 25, 2015

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