Dish: Interstellar Garden Salad
First appeared in: Star Wars Galaxies, video game, 2003
Planet: Coruscant – Region: Core Worlds
Maintaining a healthy diet can be difficult while traveling through space. Fortunately, scientists and bio-engineers have devised numerous nutritional supplements and mealstuffs to help interstellar travelers keep in fighting form. In fact, such a demand for healthier options has even been reflected in the offerings at classic diners and dives known for their rib-sticking grub.
This particular salad is a popular side at Dex’s Diner on Coruscant, where it features an array of ingredients from across the system, including Mandalorian oranges, Sriluurian raisins, and Wol Cabasshews, topped off with luptoomian dressing. Now, for the first time, Dex’s secret preparation for this refreshing salad has been revealed. It’s a versatile recipe that can be tweaked to reflect your deepest salad desires.
Interstellar Garden Salad
Makes 6 small servings
Prep: 15 minutes – Chilling: 2 hours
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup chopped cucumber with skin
- 1/2 cup mixed salad greens
- ~1/2 cup assorted salad toppings
- 2 Tbs. agar agar
- freshly ground pepper
Simmer the cucumber in the water for around 10 minutes, then strain out the pieces, reserving the hot liquid and discarding the cucumber. Add the agar agar to the hot liquid, stirring until dissolved. Pour this mixture into muﬃn tins or other molds, ﬁlling each spot nearly full. Wait for 5 minutes, then scatter the various salad toppings in each serving, then place the whole tray in the fridge to chill for about 2 hours. If the salads need a little help coming out of the mold, dip the bottom of the muffin pan into some warm water to loosen them. Plate and sprinkle with a little freshly ground black pepper to serve.