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4.56 from 9 votes

Pittsburgh Salad

A hearty salad that originated in Pittsburgh, it's unique spin on the leafy dish features grilled chicken or steak and a heaping helping of crispy French fries.


  • lettuce, roughly chopped
  • grape tomatoes
  • grilled chicken breast, or steak
  • a dozen crispy french fries
  • blend of shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheeses
  • ranch dressing


  • Cook the french fries according to package directions, making sure to double, triple, quadruple the amount for the number of desired salads.
  • Place the desired amount of lettuce into a large, shallow bowl or onto a large plate. Add a handful of tomatoes. Place your grilled chicken, or steak, on top in the center.
  • After cooking, let the fries cool so that they're warm but no longer actually hot. Spread the fries out over the assembled salad. 
  • Sprinkle with the desired amount of cheese, we usually use 1/4 cup per salad. Drizzle with ranch dressing. 
  • Repeat as many times as necessary for the number of salads required.


While this salad is true to our experience in Pittsburgh, and our favorite way to enjoy it-- it can easily incorporate your own favorite salad veggies, like cucumbers, carrots, even red onion.