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"Fresh Sizhranian lettuce tossed with Hocekureem Sea salt croutons. Fit for a Falleen prince!"
―The menu at Dex's Diner[src]

Xizor salad was a type of salad served at Dex's Diner on the planet Coruscant, for the price of 7.7 credits,[1] prior to the restaurant's destruction during the first two years of the Galactic Empire's rule.[2] It was made from fresh, laser-cut Sizhranian lettuce, tossed with Hocekureem Sea salt croutons and all sourced from VegSatellites orbiting Coruscant. The menu itself lauded the dish as being fit to serve to a Falleen prince, being amongst the tastiest dishes that the diner's Besalisk chef Dexter Jettster had ever tasted.[1] The salad was also served at the Riverview Café in the city Varlo[3] on the Outer Rim[4] world Roonadan,[3] and in 44 ABY,[5] the Jedi Knight Leia Organa Solo considered ordering a portion of the salad alongside Roba steak and a dessert of Vagnerian canapés while dining in the café.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

"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[src]

Gregory Walker, the author of the 2009 StarWars.com Hyperspace article Dining at Dex's created Xizor salad as a joke, naming it as both a pun on Caesar salad, and a reference to Prince Xizor from Shadows of the Empire.[6] It was later referenced by Christie Golden in her 2011 novel Fate of the Jedi: Ascension.

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 HyperspaceIcon Dining at Dex's on Hyperspace (article) (content removed from StarWars.com and unavailable)
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Last of the Jedi: Underworld established that Dex's Diner was destroyed by the Galactic Empire. The Essential Reader's Companion later stated that the novel took place around the year 18 BBY. The New Essential Chronology states that the Empire was formed in 19 BBY, so Dex's Diner was destroyed either during 19 BBY or 18 BBY.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Fate of the Jedi: Ascension
  4. The Essential Atlas
  5. The Essential Reader's Companion
  6. StarWarsDotComBlogsLogoStacked "Dining at Dex's: The Story Behind the Story" – Narb Flick Created Leffingites, Gregory Walker's StarWars.com Blog (content now obsolete; backup link on Archive.org)
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