From the Curator: Oly Makes Good Salad Dressing!


Cherie Alford was one of ten finalists at the International Lettuce Saladero at the California Midwinter Fair in 1968. Cherie’s husband and father-in-law were Oly distributors in Fresno, so she was very familiar with Oly’s great taste. She used Oly to make a prize-winning salad dressing.

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1 cup Olympia Beer (or your favorite beer)

½ cup salad oil

2 tbs. lemon juice

2 tbs. vinegar

½ tsp. rosemary

½ tsp. basil leaves

1 tbs. sugar

2 tbs. chives

1 clove garlic, pressed or minced

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. pepper

½ tsp. oregano


1 ½ heads iceberg lettuce, broken in bite-size pieces

1 head romaine lettuce, broken in bite-size pieces

1 cup cubed bologna

¾ cup chopped green onions

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

Rub salad bowl with garlic; toss all salad ingredients in the bowl. Combine all dressing ingredients and toss lightly with the salad. Decorate with additional bologna, tomatoes, and cheese of your choice.

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