This is our version of the famous 1905 Salad from the Columbia Restaurant which was founded in historic Ybor City in Tampa. We call it the 1938 salad because the first Joe and Son’s Market opened in 1938 in Ybor City not too far from where the Columbia restaurant still stands.
4 cups iceberg lettuce, chopped
1 ripe tomato, cut into small cubes
1/2 cup Swiss cheese, cut in julienne strips
1/2 cup ham, cut in julienne strips
1/4 cup green Spanish olives, sliced
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup Garlic Olive Oil
1/2 cup Oregano White Balsamic Vinegar
3 tbsp grated Romano cheese
sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
In a large bowl, mix together the iceberg lettuce, cut tomatoes, Swiss cheese, ham, and Spanish olives. In a blender, add the Worcestershire, Garlic Olive Oil, Oregano White Balsamic, and Romano cheese. Puree until the dressing becomes an emulsion. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Add dressing to salad and toss well.