1905 Salad: Remixed

Have you ever had a 1905 Salad? I was introduced to it by my sister-in-law who used to live near the Columbia Restaurant located in Celebration, Florida. In 2008, this restaurant and its famous salad were featured in a list by USA Today of 10 great places to make a meal out of salad. And, for good reason. Thankfully, the folks at Columbia Restaurant has provided the original recipe for this amazing salad on their website so that those of us who don’t live so nearby can enjoy it too. It has quickly become a frequent staple at out house.

As with many recipes I cannot help but make a few of my own embellishments and adjustments to the recipe. Here’s my take on what will certainly become (if its not already) considered a classic.

1905 Salad: Remixed

Serves 4

For the salad:

  • 4 cups Romaine lettuce, torn into 1 to 2 inch pieces
  • 1 tomato
  • ½ cup smoked or grilled turkey or chicken, cubed (or ½ cup sliced ham, cut into strips)
  • ½ cup pimento stuffed olives
  • 4 oz. salami, sliced and cut into strips
  • ½ cup pepperoncini, sliced
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1/8 cup red onion
  • ½ cup Swiss cheese, julienned or cut into small chunks (optional)
  • ½ cup Romano, grated (optional)

For the dressing:

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ⅛ cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worchestershire
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Prep all salad components and combine in a large salad bowl.
  2. To make the dressing, mix all ingredients minus the olive oil in a blender until just combined.
  3. Add the olive oil and blend just enough to incorporate everything together.
  4. Toss with salad and serve.

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