Hot Salads How-Tos

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 Indian cabbage chana dal salad with Manjula

Learn to make this healthy summer brunch salad with Manjula. Cabbage chana dal salad is a colorful Indian salad that is make with cabbage, tomatoes, cucumber, carrot, mint leaves, and yellow chana dal(chana dal is the split version of kala chana, can be purchased from any Indian grocery store.

How To: Make American style potato salad

In this video series, watch as master chef David Postada teaches how to make American-style potato salad. Learn all about this American-style potato salad recipe such as how to choose potatoes, how to boil water, how to hard boil eggs, how to dice potatoes, how to cut celery, how to cut onions, how to slice green onions, how to a dice a pickle, how to peel and dice eggs, how to mix mayonnaise, and how to prepare the potato salad. An American meal without potato salad is like Stevie Wonders wi...

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 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 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 avocado chicken salad

In this tutorial, we learn how to make avocado chicken salad. First, pour in your tuna in the mixing bowl, then add in avocado, celery, onion, Greek yogurt, and your chicken. After you have mixed all of this together and it's well combined, place into the fridge to cool off. When this is finished cooling off, you can use this in a number of different recipes. You can place it on lettuce for a salad, or you can also use it on whole grain bread. Another popular way to use this is a dip wit whol...

How To: Make fresh Korean radish kimchi from scratch

The number of Korean people that still make kimchi (or Kim Chee) from scratch is dwindling, but no store bought brand will ever taste as great as homemade. In this tutorial, take a trip to New York and visit Yu Um Chon, a great grandmother who has made kimchi over 10,000 times for her family. She will show you exactly how to make this tasty salad and offer you a few tips she has developed over the years (like adding a bit of artificial sweetener to make the salad less slimy). Follow along wit...

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 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 a healthy potato salad

Carolineartiss teaches you how to make a healthy potato salad. Take 1 kilogram of new potatoes, wash them and cut them in half. Add one teaspoon of paprika, a pinch of turmeric and some ground cumin seeds. Also add ground coriander. Also add some salt on top and mix them all together. Drizzle a bit of olive oil on top of the potatoes in the cooking pan. Place them in the oven at 195 degrees centigrade for about 40 minutes. Chop the small red onion, with a celery. Add those on top of the potat...

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 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 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: Store lettuce

Here's a guide in helping you store a lettuce properly and prolong its freshness. Place a paper towel on top of the lettuce and beat the stem portion with a hammer. Remove the stem of the lettuce by prying it out with your hands. Tear the lettuce into two sections or into small ones. Put all of it inside a zip lock bag and then place it inside a refrigerator. Take them out when the lettuce is needed for cooking. With these easy to do tips, you are now ready to cook those well preserved lettuc...

How To: Cook corn, avocado and tomato salad

This recipe for corn, avocado and tomato salad is an ideal salad to serve in the summer at your next barbecue. It offers a lighter alternative to the piles of meat without leaving people pining for something hearty and filling. The corn and avocado are plenty filling and the tomato adds a great zest to the dish.

How To: Make a raw kale & avocado salad

The raw food coach will take you through the process of making a fantastic salad made of kale and avocados perfect for any one who follows a raw vegan diet. Avocado is full of healthy oils and just tastes fantastic. Kale is chocked full of vitamins and nutrients. By adding oil and salt your kale will transform into a soft and lovely texture.

How To: Make Betty's home-style Caesar salad

Betty demonstrates her recipe for Caesar salad, which uses the Parmesan crisps and croutons she has shown in another video. She begins by making a mayonnaise-based dressing which is a little different from the usual Caesar dressing, because it does not contain raw eggs or anchovies. Betty's demonstration is very easy to follow and uses ingredients common in most kitchens, and she suggests substitutions to fit a variety of tastes. This is a good classic recipe for homemade salad dressing that ...

How To: Prepare an Italian tuna salad

Are you tired of eating the typical tuna salad? Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make a tasty and healthy Italian tuna salad without mayonnaise. You will need the following: Italian tuna, arugula, cherry tomatoes, salt, red onions, scallions, pepper, olive oil and parsley.

How To: Make fruit salad w/ strawberry poppy seed vinaigrette

Sonya MacDaniel demonstrates how to make a fruit salad with strawberry poppy seed vinaigrette dressing. The salad has less than ten ingredients and is very easy to make. Also, the salad is much healthier than the one made using a pre-made dressing as you can control the amount of fat added. This salad is not just festive and pretty, but also helps you get your recommended amount of fruits and vegetables for the day! The fruit is layered on top of the spinach and then topped with the vinaigret...

How To: Make an easy crab salad

Learn to make a tasty, elegant crab salad dish that's as easy as it is delicious! Add about 8 ounces of backfin cooked crab meat with any bones or cartilage removed to a large bowl. Measure 2-3 heaped tablespoons of light mayonnaise and toss gently with crab meat. Chop about 1/4 cup of celery and add to mixture, toss. At this point, you could also add onions, peas, or other ingredients. Mix in 2 teaspoons of chopped capers. Cover mixture and let sit in refrigerator for at least an hour to all...

How To: Make circus peanut salad

Circus Peanut Salad! Happy Valentine's Day! Jolene Sugarbaker The Trailer Park Queen whips up a tasty Gelatin Salad for Valentine's Day! In this episode of The Trailer Park Cooking Show, Jolene makes a great dessert gelatin salad using Circus Peanuts!

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: Prepare a fresh and easy arugula salad

Celebrity natural foods chef, Bethenny Frankel, shows you how to make a delicious argula salad (The Steve Jobs Salad) guest starring Justine. Healthy and easy, this recipe is perfect as an appetizer, lunch or dinner. Follow along with this cooking how-to video to learn how to prepare this fresh arugula salad. Top of the green salad with cherry tomatoes, pine nuts, and olive oil.

How To: Prepare a black eyed pea salad

In this cooking how to video, Charlotte Lyons, Ebony Magazine Food Editor, demonstrates how to make a black eyed pea salad. Follow along with this cooking lesson to learn to make fast, easy, fun, and healthy dishes to share and enjoy. All the ingredients you need for this blackbean salad are: black eyed peas, balsamic vinegar, salad dressing, rep pepper, celery rib, bell pepper, onion, chopped parsley, lettuce leaves, salt and pepper to taste.

How To: Make Indian style cabbage salad (sambharo)

This cabbage salad is an amazing salad/subzi recipe. All the nutrients (Vitamin C) are still intact as the cabbage has not been cooked a whole lot. Sambharo is traditionally a Gujarati dish and once again, like a lot of other Gujarati dishes, it will blow you away with it’s simplicity and the flavor. Watch this how to video to learn how to make sambraho, Indian style cabbage salad.

How To: Make German potato salad

In this cooking class on video, learn how to make a traditional German potato salad recipe. Our expert will walk you through step by step, showing you what kitchen utensils to use, what ingredients you need, how to boil the potatoes, cook the bacon, make the roux, and many other tips for putting together a hearty German potato salad dish.

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