1905 Salad (Columbia’s Salad)
So you’re probably wondering where the name 1905 comes from. I found this recipe on TikTok and it looked so good, I had to give a swing. I did some research and found out that the salad hales from a restaurant chain in Florida named Columbia Restaurant and their famous salad was christened the 1905 Salad because that was the year they opened up their first store.
My favorite part of this salad is definitely the dressing with that not-so-typical Worcestershire sauce ingredient. And I loved the julienned ham and Swiss cheese as well. There is no part of me that doesn’t appreciate a great NO COOKING REQUIRED dish.
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The 1905 Salad (Columbia’s Salad)
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 tbs lemon juice
- 1-2 tbs white wine vinegar
- 1-2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
- 1/2 lb ham slices, julienned
- 1/3 lb Swiss cheese slices, julienned
- 10 oz cherry tomatoes, halved
- 5 oz green olives, sliced
- 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
- 5 oz croutons
- 2 oz Parmesano Reggiano cheese, grated
- If serving immediately, whisk together all of your ingredients at the bottom of your large salad bowl. Taste and adjust the flavors if needed. Set aside.
- Combine all of your prepped ingredients in the salad bowl and toss with the dressing thoroughly to coat all. I like to top mine with extra freshly grated parmesan right before I serve to the table. Also some scrunches of black pepper.
This looks amazing and delicious. I will definitely make this to try. Thanks for sharing.
Hi Margo! Happy to read it! Thanks for the review!
I thought the sliced swiss cheese was linguini pasta. LOL
LOL yess they looked like pasta to me too!!
Me, too! Then i saw the comment ‘no cooking required’- wut?!!? lol!
I have a family reunion this weekend and have spent weeks on thinking about what to take that won’t be like anything anyone else is taking! Thank you for the recipe!
What would be a good cheese to sub for Swiss?
Provolone is perfect sub here
805 calories per serving??
Hi Kerry, yes… i plug in all of the ingredients to the Nutrition Calculator on my blog and that’s what it gave us!
Hi Amanda – oh yessss this one is delicious!
Saw this online and made it tonight. Simple and delicious meal. I ate 2 big bowls and loved every bite. Perfect on a summer night!
Hi Jan! Thats awesome! I had two bowls when I made it last time too!!!
Hi Pam! Glad you enjoyed!!
About 15 years ago before my husband and I were married we took our first real vacation after college to Florida. We randomly discovered the Columbia restaurant and went for dinner. For the rest of the week I ate this salad every day on the beach! Not kidding, everyday. My husband had some other tomato and onion salad with the same 1905 dressing because he was weird about Swiss cheese back then. 😂 It was so good that we shipped back a bunch of their dressing and I used to order it from their website. I am currently eating this for dinner and am on bowl 2.5. Thanks for the recipe!
Hi Hilary, I love that story – thanks so much for sharing! Yea this salad is pretty amazing so I get why you got the dressing shipped!! And i’m REALLY glad you liked my recipe!! Cheers!
This has been my favorite salad from The Columbia Restaurant for many years!!! It’s the best!!!!
Hi Debora! Awesome!! Thanks for the comment!
I live in St. Augustine, FL and have eaten the original salad many times. I found this recipe today and made it for an evening with friends. We gathered to watch a travel show that featured our town. My friends are all people who’ve lived here for decades.
We all couldn’t get enough of this salad!!!
It tastes like the real thing and five of us demolished it alongside our pizza. Great job re-creating this dish.
Hello Charmaine, That is a pretty AWESOME compliment! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your comment and I’m really happy you all enjoyed this salad!!
1800 mgs of sodium? I’d say this is not a very healthy salad.