There are several locations of The Columbia around the Bay area, so a 1905 Salad is never too far out of the way, but I also enjoy making it at home. When entertaining a crowd, I make a double order. People always love the 1905 and ask for the recipe. But I can't take any credit, because I simply follow the century-old instructions and serve.
1905 Salad Recipe, from The Columbia Restaurant
- 4 cups iceberg lettuce, broken into 1 1/2" × 1 1/2" pieces
- 1 ripe tomato, cut into eighths
- 1/2 cup baked ham, julienned
- 1/2 cup Swiss cheese, julienne
- 1/2 cup pimiento-stuffed green Spanish olives
- “1905” Dressing (see recipe below)
- 1/2 cup Romano cheese, grated
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce®
- 1 lemon
“1905” Dressing Ingreidents:
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin Spanish olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- ⅛ cup white wine vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
Wine Pairing: My suggestion is the Matanzas Creek 2012 Sauvignon Blanc.
Cheers and enjoy!
Have you ever made the 1905 Salad at home or do you prefer to just order it at The Columbia? Leave comment below!