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: 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.

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: 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 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 southern style potato salad

Add a Cajun twist to the classic potato recipe. This how-to video shows you an awesome potato salad recipes straight from Cajun Cooking TV chef Beryl Stokes. You need to try this one. All you need for this southern style potato salad is: red potatoes, eggs, mayo, mustard, sweet relish, olives, onions, green onions, celery, bay leave, shrimp oil, salt and seasoning.

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: 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: 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 Mediterranean tabouli or tabouleh salad

Tabouli or tabouleh salad is a great light and refreshing Mediterranean salad. You will need parsley, tomato, green onion, lemon juice, mint, burgul, salt, olive oil, cayenne pepper, and iceberg lettuce. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to make a tabouli or tabouleh salad.

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 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 endive pear salad with the Barefoot Contessa

After a visit to the fromagerie, Ina makes one of her favorite salads. Follow the Barefoot Contessa and learn how to prepare an edvine pear salad with a lemon vinaigrette. The ingredients you need for this recipe are: fromagerie, pears, walnuts, Champagne vinegar, dijon mustard, egg yolk, salt, pepper, olive oil, and lettuce leaves.

How To: Create an elaborate cucumber tomato border garnish for a salad

Let's face it: When it comes to most elaborate food garnishes at restaurants, we go "Oh! How pretty!" and then toss it aside so we can chow down on the food, the beautiful adornment forgotten forever. Not so with this salad food garnish. Made from fresh cucumbers and tomatoes, this salad border is both beautiful and delicious. Easy to make yet impressively placed, it'll definitely garner you garnish compliments at your next soiree.

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 a healthy, vegan vegetable tuna salad without any fish

Tuna is said to be bad for cats, but it also has toxins that affect humans, too. If eaten in large quantities, you could contract mercury poisoning or worse. But why subject yourself to that when you wouldn't even feed tuna to your kittens? Because it tastes good? Well, you can get that same great taste without any fish! Watch this recipe to learn how to make a tuna salad, full of vegetables and the secret ingredient— hijiki— a delicious fresh-from-the-sea flavor sold in dried black strips.

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 sauerkraut in a plastic bucket

Now, there are many different ways to make certain dishes using all sorts of different tools and pot and pans. This tutorial seems to take it to a whole new level. In this video you'll not only find out how to make sauerkraut, but you'll find out how to make it using a plastic bucket. How's that for weird? Enjoy!

How To: Make homemade coleslaw for a great sidedish

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make coleslaw. The ingredients required for this recipe are: bag of shredded coleslaw mix, 1/3 cup of sugar, 1/2 tsp of salt, 1/8 tsp of black pepper, 1 1/2 tbsp of white vinegar, 2 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice, 1/4 cup of milk, 1/4 cup of butter milk and 1/2 of mayonnaise. Begin by adding all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix them together and pour the mixture onto the coleslaw mix. Add 2 tbsp of minced onions and mix the coleslaw together. Thi...

How To: Make a Russian salad

Sanjay Thumma of VahRehVah teaches how to make one of the most popular salads, the Russian salad. Make a dressing by mixing 2 tsp of cream and 2 tsp of mayonnaise. Add a pinch of salt and pepper powder. If desired yogurt can also be added in the dressing. Add boiled potatoes cut in small chunks in a bowl. Potatoes make 70% of the vegetables on this salad. Add in boiled beans and carrots. Optional chopped onions and chopped spring onions can be added if desired to enhance taste. Add the dressi...

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