In honor of today being the first day of Summer I wanted to post my favorite summertime salad. Growing up very close to Pittsburgh this salad was on most restaurant menus. Every time we would head east to Pittsburgh we would eat at Primanti Bros. Restaurant and I would order this salad! I love to serve this with Poppy Seed or Sweet and Sour dressing, but you can use our favorite.
5 rib eye steaks
1 large bag of steak fries deep-fried or baked
½ lb. mild cheddar shredded
1 head lettuce rough chop
1 large stalk celery diced small
2 carrot peeled and julienned
3 large tomatoes wedged
½ large seedless cucumber sliced thin
1 red pepper, julienned
bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1 Bottle favorite dressing (I use Poppy Seed or Sweet and Sour)
In a large bowl mix together lettuce, carrots, red pepper and celery. Then in 5 separate salad bowls add you salad mixture. Then arrange your tomatoes and cucumbers around the salad and put them in the refrigerator until ready for use. Season steaks and grill. While steaks are cooking deep fry you French fries. Add French fries and bacon to top of salads. Cut steaks into 1 inch strips place on top of fries. Top the hot steak with cheddar cheese. Serve with favorite dressing.
Yield: serves 5