Columbia's 1905 Salad – The Travel Bite Print

Columbia’s 1905 Salad

  • Author: Rachelle Lucas


The historic Tampa area’s Columbia Restaurant’s famous 1905 Salad Recipe.



4 cups iceberg lettuce, chopped into 1 inch pieces

1 ripe tomato, chopped

1/2 cup baked ham, julienned (about a half pound of deli ham)

1/2 cup swiss cheese, julienned (about 6 slices of cheese)

1/2 pimiento-stuffed green Spanish olives

1/4 cup Romano or Parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 lemon, juiced

1/2 cup olive oil

4 garlic cloves, minced

2 teaspoons dried oregano

1/8 cup white wine vinegar

salt and pepper to taste


Combine lettuce, tomato, ham, cheese, and olives in a large salad bowl.

Pour Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, oregano, white wine vinegar into a mason jar. Shake vigorously to emulsify and blend the ingredients into a salad dressing.

Toss salad ingredients together with dressing, salt and pepper, and grated cheese.

Served chilled.