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Sensation Salad

This is a garlic lovers dream salad! 

I have to thank my friend Polly for introducing this salad to me. I met her at a quaint restaurant in St. Francisville, Louisiana called Magnolia Cafe. She ordered the Sensation Salad and the aroma alone had my mouth watering.

I have never had sensation salad but I did manage to find some connections to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As far as I can tell, it was created by John Staples and has been a real hit.

It’s typically made with iceberg lettuce but my garden is overflowing with lettuce so it seemed destined that I would use this amazing garlicky dressing over homegrown lettuce.


Sensation Salad

Delicious garlicky salad recipe from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Course Salad


Salad Dressing

  • 1/4 cup light vegetable oil of choice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 4 cups chopped lettuce
  • chopped parsley optional


  1. For dressing, place all vegetable oil, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, vinegar, salt, & pepper in a container or jar with a lid. Give it a good shake and place in refrigerator for 24 hours.

  2. Remove dressing from the refrigerator. Place lettuce and parsley in a large bow. Drizzle with desired amount of dressing and toss. Plate and enjoy.


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