Hot Salads How-Tos

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 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 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: 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 Mama Jean's southern style potato salad

Everyone knows that any southern meal is not complete without a delicious side of potato salad. In this cooking how-to video, Mama Jean shares her recipe for delicious down home potato salad. Follow along as she shows you her secret for this true southern style potato salad recipe.

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: Make potato salad

Make the perfect potato salad for any occasion! A simple potato salad is always the best potato salad. Watch the video tutorial for the step-by-step instructions for delicious traditional potato salad.

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: 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 a fresh healthy mung bean sprout salad with Betty

In this clip, learn how to make an absolutely delicious salad using two of Betty's favorites: mung bean sprouts and fresh raspberry vinaigrette dressing. This salad is power-packed and contains a ton of protein, vitamins and minerals and is practically calorie free! If you are watching what you eat or just looking for something fresh and healthy for summer, give this recipe a shot. Enjoy!

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.

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...

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: Prepare a classic summertime potato salad

Join Mark Law as he takes advantage of the last days of summer and packs an eco-friendly picnic using Recycline's Preserve Kitchen Ware. Exclusive to Whole Foods Market, Preserve Kitchen is made from 100% recycled materials and makes the perfect container for Mark's recipe for classic summertime potato salad. Follow along in this cooking how-to video and learn how easy it is to make this classic summertime potato salad.

How To: Prepare a shredded cabbage salad with the NY Times

What is an ingredient that is always there and almost no one uses? Cabbage. In this cooking how to tutorial NYTimes.com Mark Bittman, The Minimalist, makes a crunchy midwinter salad with a frequently looked-over vegetable. Grab your shredded cabbage, carrots, coarse salt and top with olive oil for a great side dish.

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: Barbecue chicken lollipops with bacon

This how-to video demonstrates how to make and cook chicken lollipops. Simply take your chicken wing drummette and cut around the base to scrape the meat to one end. Grab some bacon and wrap it around the meat portion of the chicken lollipop. To cook place them in a holder and place on top of the grill.

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 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: 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: Prepare a ripe papaya salad with a Latin twist

This colorful dish is a tangy fruit salad with a Latin twist. Follow along as our host shows you an easy way to make a ripe papaya salad. Watch and learn an easy way to keep them from going bad in your kitchen by simple scoring the flesh. You'll love this tropical recipe for a papaya salad. Dress with olive oil, lime, and honey.

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