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Italian | Gene & Georgetti's Garbage Salad

Posted on March 28, 2011

Gene & Georgetti is a steakhouse in Chicago, this is a popular dish there. I posted the amounts per the recipe but I use more in some cases. I like to layer the dish, so it just depends what size platter that I use and how many people I am serving. It is always a crowd pleaser!

Yield: 4 appetizer servings

garbage salad


1/4 head iceberg lettuce, chopped (more)

3 ounces salami, sliced into 1/8-inch strips

3 ounces mozzarella cheese, sliced into 1/8-inch strips

2 ounces (1 whole) pimento sliced into 1/8 strips (or already chopped from a jar)

1/4 red onion, peeled, thinly sliced

4 radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced

1/2 stalk celery, cut into 1/8 strips (more)

2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (more)

6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 clove garlic, grated

kosher salt, to taste

freshly ground pepper, to taste

4 jumbo shrimp, cooked and chilled



On a platter, layer lettuce, salami, mozzarella, pimento, onion, radishes, celery and Parmigiano-Reggiano.

In a small bowl, combine vinegar and garlic. Whisk in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour over salad.


(Ref. "Gene & Georgetti's Garbage Salad" recipe from Peter Hertzmann.)