Hot Salads How-Tos

How To: Make a creamy coleslaw with a food processor

Can you imagine anybody who doesn't like coleslaw? In restaurants, it's one of the most popular sides to any meal. It's also the most popular salad topping. And it's not hard to make at all, especially with a food processor. You can prepare delicious slaw right at home, for the whole family. Check out this video recipe for creamy cole slaw from Chef Hubert Keller.

How To: Form a tomato rose salad and food decoration

Tomatoes have long been salad staples, but never have they adorned your salad quite like this before. Turn your daily salad from ordinary to sexy fabulosity by cutting and folding up this beautiful tomato rose. Excellent as a garnish on most food dishes as well as a bowl of salad, this tomato rose is easy to make and impressive in show.

How To: Make a delicious surfer's coslow salad

Want to make the notorious coslow salad? This video will lay it out for you. All you need to do is watch, because it's simple, consisting of lettuce, pepper, carrots and other simple, yet yummy ingredients. Everything a surfer loves, that's why this one's called the surfer's coslow salad.

How To: Make a mozzarella balloon with Molecular Gastronomy

Lab Coat Cooking! Discover how to have fun with cheese. Surprise your friends with this new spin on a classic Caprese Salad. Learn how to make a Mozzarella Balloon. This how to video turns a boring Caprese Salad into a party hit with a little help from some fresh mozzarella cheese, roasted garlic, and a little nitrous oxide. This is a lesson in Molecular Gastronomy.

How To: Make a 7 Layer Salad Recipe

Not only does this salad look and taste great, but it's also great for you too! Each serving has: 351 calories, 30 grams of protein, 29 grams of carbohydrates, 12 grams of fat. No one will know this one is actually good for you!

How To: Make a Thai-style green papaya salad

This authentic green papaya salad is made in a North Thailand way that is sure to keep you coming back for more! No only will you learn this magnificent recipe, but you'll learn how to make sure you have the perfect papaya from the grocery shop, which can be a bit tricky.

Make Great Depression meals: Dandelion salad

94-year-old Clara shares economical and delicious meals from Depression-era American homes. This episode: Dandelion Salad! Dig up dandelions and discard flowers, roots and dead leaves. Soak in clean water and rinse 3 times. Repeat twice more, if necessary. Dry leaves once they are clean. Arrange leaves in bowl. Pour lemon juice and olive oil over leaves. Mix salad with a spoon or your hands. Enjoy! Follow Clara's instructions and you will have a fresh, delicious and very economical salad stra...

How To: Make an easy Southern-style potato salad

Enjoy the taste of a summertime potato salad? Then you can't pass up this masterpiece of Southern glory. This video recipe will show you the perfect way to make a delicious, soul food potato salad. This potato salad is creamy with the perfect balance of ingredients and seasoning. It's easy, simple and a real crowd-pleaser. It can easily be customized to suit your liking.

How To: Make Italian pasta salad for over 100 people

This video demonstrates how to make Italian pasta salad for over 100 people. Start with sun dried tomatoes. Reconstitute them in hot water. Slice and dice up mozzarella and provolone cheeses. Then slice and dice Genoa salami into small pieces. Repeat with sopressata. Chop up marinated artichoke hearts. Add canned black olives, Kalamata olives and green olives. Next, fill a large bowl with tricolored Rotelli pasta. Drain the tomatoes and add them to the pasta. Mix in all the other ingredients....

How To: Cut a pretty flower food garnish from a carrot

You want to know the real reason you pay so much money to dine at four and five-star restaurants? Well, the quality of the food is obviously a factor. But the biggest discrepancy is quite simply the presentation. Order something as simple as pan-seared tuna with sesame seeds and it'll come drizzled in a posmodernist Pollock-esque pattern of soy sauce and a miniature dragon made out of a carrot. It's pretty impressive stuff, almost as impressive as what your bill will be.

How To: Make raw sauerkraut with a food processor

In this tutorial, we learn how to make raw sauerkraut. First, peel away the first two or three layers, then cut it up in different size chunks and place into a juicer. When finished, press down leaves onto the bowl to get the water out completely. now, place baby raisins and press on top of the cabbage leaves. Now, place a cloth on top and let sit for 5-7 days in a cool and dry spot. Make sure to keep flies away while this is sitting. When finished, you will have sauerkraut that you made and ...

How To: Make sauerkraut the old fashioned way

No summer picnic is complete without hot dogs; and no hot dog is complete without the sauerkraut! In this tutorial, learn how to make this deliciously sour topping from scratch. Sauerkraut is actually quite easy to make and tastes much better fresh than it does coming from a can.

How To: Mix a refreshing fruit salad with Giada de Laurentiis

Try this twist on a classic dish, a perfect ending to any summer meal. Follow along with Giada De Laurentiis as she shows you how to make a refreshing fruit salad with only fresh fruits. This cooking how-to video is part of Everyday Italian show hosted by Giada De Laurentiis. Italians are masters at transforming simple, everyday ingredients into dishes that are quick, healthy and satisfying. On Everyday Italian, Giada De Laurentiis shares updated versions of homey recipes from her Italian fam...

How To: Make Laotian spicy noodle salad with Kai

If you like your Asian noodles fried and spicy, you should try this Laotian spicy noodle salad (Kow poot nam jeo). You will need shrimp paste, sugar, fish sauce, lime, garlic, chilies, cherry tomatoes, and rice stick noodles. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to make Laotian spicy noodle salad with Thai chef Kai.

How To: Prepare northern-style macaroni salad

A delicious macaroni salad recipe is something you will enjoy for years to come. Bring this tried and true northern-style version to your next cookout or picnic. You will need: elbow macaroni, green pepper, plum tomato, yellow onion and mayonnaise.

How To: Make an easy tomato and basil salad with mascarpone and bleu cheese mousse

A tomato and basil salad sounds like a simple delight, right? It is, and the only thing that can make it even better is a mousse with a delicious blend of mascarpone and bleu cheese. Eric Brennan, Executive Chef at Post 390, created a tower of garden-fresh tomatoes with layers of basil and a decadent and creamy mascarpone-bleu cheese mousse. No slaving over a hot stove here and a real crowd pleaser.

How To: Create a tasty wilted lettuce salad with Betty

Wilted lettuce is usually what you call something that is ready to be thrown away, but in this case it is the name of a delicious salad! In this tutorial, Betty will show you how to create a traditional recipe for Wilted Lettuce Salad. This salad is easy and delicious and can be made fresh, at home. Enjoy this yummy sidedish at your next meal, or serve it as a whole dinner. Enjoy!

How To: Make sauerkraut in a jar

Making sauerkraut can be a pretty easy task. Although it does require time to ferment, once done it can last for several months afterwards if kept in the right conditions. It's a dish that goes well with certain meats, especially bratwurst. In this tutorial you'll find out a simple way to make sauerkraut using a jar. Enjoy!

How To: Make Thai noodle salad for a tailgate party

To make the 'lady boy' Thai noodle salad begin by making the dressing. White vinegar, sugar, sriracha, and garlic are brought to a boil. Then a marinade is made for the shrimp which combines grape seed oil, red onion, red curry paste, lemongrass, sriracha, sugar, and fish sauce in a blender until smooth. Cover a pound of shrimp with marinade for about two hours. Next place rice noodles in boiling water for five minutes, drain water off, let them cool, and place them in a bowl. Add julienned m...

How To: Make country style potato salad

Check out this How2Heroes video tutorial to learn how to make country style potato salad. This old-fashioned rustic potato salad recipe is easy to make and the ingredients are just as easy to find - potatoes, red peppers, chopped dill pickles, eggs and good ole mayo. Savor it all year long and include it in all of your summer cookouts and picnics.

How To: Make a Caesar salad from scratch

Watch this how-to video and see how The Canadian Living Test Kitchen makes a killer Caesar salad. This Caesar salad will be a crowd pleaser at the next dinner party. To make this salad you will need: mayo, vegetable oil, Parmesan cheese, white wine vinegar, dijon mustard, anchovy paste, garlic, romaine lettuce, and croutons.

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