Hot Salads How-Tos

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 spring pea and stellette pasta salad

Chef John wants to celebrate tender and sweet spring peas, and delicate star-shaped pasta (Stellette) in a simple salad, and he is not going to clutter it up trying to clean out the vegetable bins. Everything about this salad is subtle. The tender peas barely get cooked by sitting in the hot pasta for a few minutes. The dressing is nothing more than some lemon and oil.

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 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 super easy coleslaw

In this tutorial, the instructor shows us how to make simple homemade coleslaw. First, you want to take 1/4 c of sugar and put it into a large mixing bowl. Next, take 1/4 c of vinegar and add it to your bowl, mix this together and then add in 1/4 c of mayonnaise. Mix this together and then add salt and pepper to taste. Your final step is to add in your own coleslaw and mix the dressing in until it's well incorporated. To store this, put it in a container and store it in the fridge.

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: 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: 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 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 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: 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: Make a basic Caesar salad

The Frugal Chef will teach you how to prepare a delicious and simple Caesar Salad. You will be taken through the process step-by-step, starting with chopping the lettuce. She recommends you make her Caesar dressing and homemade croutons to use in the salad. You can find those tutorials on her website. As the tutorial goes on, you will learn the basics of why she uses the ingredients she does. You'll pick up tricks along the way, such as rubbing a garlic clove on the plate before plating the s...

How To: Make quick & easy creamy potato salad

OnePotChefShow has done it again, with a detailed video on how to make easy creamy potato salad, very quickly and easily. He shows you step-by-step instructions on how to make this delicious potato salad. Viewing this video will show you the secrets that make this potato salad taste so good. You will be surprised by what ingredients are used in this potato salad. Have you ever had sweet chili sauce in your potato salad? Well, give this a try today. It is so creamy.

How To: Make angel noodle salad

Our host today showed us how to prepare a delicious meal called angel noodle salad. Her recipe calls for 2 Cups Seaweed Jelly Noodles, 1/8 Carrot, 1/4 Onion, 1/3 Cucumber, 5 to 6 Tbsp Mayonnaise, 1 Tbsp Vinegar, 2 Tbsp Sugar, 1/4 tsp Salt which will yield about a quart of salad. After watching this video not only do you get a sense for Asian food you also get to learn the hard process of cooking Korean food.

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: 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 fattoush salad

Fattoush is a Mediterranean or Middle Eastern that's crispy and has a lot of different vegetables in it. You will need romaine lettuce, orange bell pepper, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, cucumber, red cabbage, radish, tomato, carrot, green onion, red onion, chopped parsely, mint, and samac. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to make fattoush salad.

How To: Make flavorful and simple potato salad

The perfect side dish for a picnic or dinner, potato salad can be flavored in a variety of ways. See how to make a simple potato salad that you can modify with your favorite flavors. Ingredients needed are potatoes, eggs, onion, celery, fresh dill, mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper to taste.

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 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 organic vegan quinoa salad

In this video, we learn how to make organic vegan quinoa salad. This super food is a complete protein that's rich in amino acids and protein. First, rinse the quinoa in a strainer, then put into a pot with 2 cups of water. Bring this to a boil while covered, then when the liquid is absorbed it's done. Now, chop up some bell pepper and cucumber and mix it up with the quinoa until it's well combined. Next, add in some roasted pistachios, cranberries, extra virgin olive oil, and maple syrup. Aft...

How To: Prepare a springtime fava bean salad

Whether you're dieting or you're simply watching out for your health, beans are one of the most nutrious, low-calorie, and filling foods you can consume. Because they're so high in fiber you can eat just a little and stay full for hours.

How To: Make an arugula, fennel & pomegranate salad

In this video, we learn how to make an arugula, fennel & pomegranate salad. To make the dressing, you will squeeze a lemon and a lime. Then, add in finely chopped red onion and olive oil. Then, add in one pomegranate seed and the juice to the bowl and continue to mix together. After this, you will clean and wash your lettuce, then chop up some apples and fennel. Place the salad in a large bowl, then add in in the apples and fennel and toss. After this, pour on your dressing and then eat. Enjo...

How To: Use ramen noodles to make a gourmet salad

In this tutorial, we learn how to use Ramen noodles to make a gourmet salad. You will need: chicken breasts, bacon, dried beef, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, and sour cream. First, preheat your oven to 350. After this, grab your chicken breasts and wrap a piece of bacon around each piece of chicken. When finished, mix up the soups and sour cream and then pour it over the top of the chicken in a casserole dish. Place this in the oven and cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Now, coo...

How To: Make a popular sashimi salad with Kitchen Access

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a popular sashimi salad with Kitchen Access. First, you will grab the salmon and slice it into strips, the thinner the better. Now, grab yellow tail and cut it into thin slices as well. Next, grab the tuna and cut it into thin strips too. From here, you will set these on the serving dish and put fresh lettuce into a mixing bowl. Then, add in pomegranate seeds, lemon, sea salt, and lemon oil. Toss this and then place on the serving dish. serve this to you...

How To: Make Japanese lotus root salad

In this tutorial, we learn how to make Japanese lotus root salad. First, you will need to take the lotus root and peel it. Then, cut it into thin slices and place into ice water. After this, chop up green peppers, removing the middle and seeds. Now, add four cups of water to a large pot, along with 1 tbsp rice vinegar. Bring this to a boil, then combine 3 tbsp rice vinegar with 2 tbsp water in a small bowl. Put the peppers into the water and vinegar mix and let this soak. Strain the lotus roo...

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