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"For those who prefer their fare a bit lighter and healthier, this simple, refreshin' salad always does the trick."
―Strono Tuggs, The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook[1]

Xizor Salad was a simple, refreshing salad that was edible by Artiodacs and made with lettuce, sprouts, and fresh cheese crisps. It was then dressed with Chadian dressing and could optionally be topped with bacon. The salad's peculiar namesake was rumored to be Prince Xizor, a Falleen crime lord. However, Artiodac chef Strono Tuggs thought that the rumor was likely only a legend.[1]

In 34 ABY,[2] Tuggs published a recipe for Xizor Salad in his The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook. In the book, he noted his opinion on the salad's name's rumored origin and recommended adding crumbled bacon to supplement the salad's lack of meat. He also described the salad's taste as "divine."[1]

Behind the scenes[]

"At its most basic level, this thinking led to a number of puns—Panna cakes, Wol Cabasshews, Xizor salad, Sic-Six-layer cake, Tibanna split and Shili cheese dog among them—that are either inspired or stupid or both, depending on one's sense of humor."
―Gregory Walker, the original creator of Xizor salad[3]

Xizor Salad was first mentioned in the new Star Wars canon in the 2019 recipe book Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook, written by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Marc Sumerak. The out-of-universe recipe for the salad's cheese crisps requires parmesan cheese and pepper, and the salad itself calls for iceberg lettuce, pea sprouts, bacon, and Chadian dressing, which received a recipe of its own earlier in the book.[1]

In the Star Wars Legends continuity, the Xizor salad was introduced in the 2009 StarWars.com Hyperspace-exclusive article "Dining at Dex's."[4] Gregory Walker, its author, created Xizor salad as a joke, naming it as part of his attempt to create Star Wars food puns.[3]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook
  2. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook establishes that the in-universe book was published at the same time as when the First Order was searching for the Resistance base on Batuu. As that search occurs in Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire, which is set in 34 ABY according to the reasoning here, the cookbook must have been published in 34 ABY.
  3. 3.0 3.1 StarWarsDotComBlogsLogoStacked.png "Dining at Dex's: The Story Behind the Story" – Narb Flick Created Leffingites, Gregory Walker's StarWars.com Blog (content now obsolete; archived from the original)
  4. HyperspaceIcon.png Dining at Dex's on Hyperspace (article) (content removed from StarWars.com; backup link)