Santa Maria Style Barbecue RecipesAuthentic Santa Maria Tri-Tip RecipeSanta Maria Style Pinquito Beans RecipeSimple Santa Maria Green SaladSanta Maria Salsa Recipe Book A Room Print Simple Santa Maria Green Salad Our barbecue is always served with fresh green salad and grilled garlic bread. These sides perfectly accompany the dense, spicy tri-tip and beans. Prep Time 15 minutesCook Time 5 minutesTotal Time 20 minutes Ingredients2 tbsp red onion minced1 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar2 tsp olive oil1/4 tsp salt1/4 tsp finely ground black pepper1/4 tsp Dijon mustard6 cups curly leaf lettuce torn1/4 cup red onion sliced thin1 pint cherry tomatoes halved InstructionsCombine minced onion and vinegar in a small bowl and let stand for 5 minutes. Add oil, salt, pepper and mustard to the onion and vinegar, whisk well. Place the lettuce, sliced onion and tomatoes in a large bowl and drizzle with dressing. Gently toss to combine.