The Roadhouse Honey Vinaigrette Salad! Shhhh it’s a secret family recipe!

My parents purchased The Roadhouse Grille near White Rock in beautiful British Columbia back in 2002.

They serve up home-style, comfort food and many of the recipes are family heirlooms. You can order up my Grandmother’s Meatloaf and get my Great-Grandmother’s Yorkshire Pudding next to a great big serving of prime rib. 
The following recipe was created by my Dad long, long ago to get his kids and then later on his grandchildren to eat their vegetables! It was only a natural progression to serve it in their restaurant. 
Thanks Dad for letting me share your secret recipe with everyone! 
The Roadhouse Honey Vinaigrette Salad or better known by locals as “Dwayne’s Salad”. It has been told to us that people actually dream about this salad… try it out and tell me what you think! 

Dressing {he doesn’t use actual trackable measurements, it’s all in his head & he does it by taste}:

Virgin Olive Oil (good quality – the greener the oil the better)
Red Wine Vinegar

{60/40 % oil to vinegar ratio}

For making 1 cup of dressing…

1 Crushed Garlic Cloves
1 TBSP Montreal Chicken Spice
1 tsp freshly squeezed Lemon juice
Liquid Honey – add to taste (couple TBSP at least)

Mix to taste – shake well!!


Salad portion:

Spinach Leaves
Romaine Lettuce
Candied Pecans
Fresh Strawberries
Red Onions sliced

Add grilled Chicken or Salmon to the top for a full meal!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I have for the past 25+ years!! 


I'm the Cool Mom of 4, Married to the Preacher Man, but at times I'm a little more Sass than Saint!

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  1. Your Dad's now not so "secret" recipe sounds really delicious, especially adding the Montreal Chicken Spice. I can honestly say I am going to make your Dad's salad with grilled salmon this weekend for our friends..thanks so much for sharing this!

  2. YUM! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love White Rock! Next time I'm there I will check out your parents restaurant 🙂 Thanks for this recipe, I will be linking it with the Garlic Collaboration 🙂

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