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 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: 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: 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 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 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 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: 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.

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 a wasabi viniagrette salad

To make a wasabi vinaigrette salad start with some lettuce. You can use a variety of different salads such as romaine, black eyed Simpson, bib lettuce, and four season lettuce. You can also add arugula and other herbs, freshly grated Parmesan, fresh sausage, avocado, goat cheese, salami, and pesto sauce.

How To: Make a vegan style cajun tofu salad

Vegan meals are not only healthy to prepare, but they are super easy and delicious. This how to video demonstrates how to make a tofu cajun salad vegan style. It is a mouth watering, simple dish, served up with out any meat. Watch and learn what you will need to make a vegan cajun tofu salad.

How To: Make heart of palm salad

Chef Mark Militello demonstrates how to make hearts of palm salad; the crunchy, exotic, heart of a palm tree is united with an aromatic vegetable broth to form a unique salad. Make heart of palm salad.

How To: Make an easy potato salad

This video demonstrates how to prepare Potato Salad and Deviled Eggs. To begin making potato salad, peel and cube potatoes. Try to make sure they are all the same size. You will need 8 potatoes. Add potatoes to boiling water. Don’t overcook. Drain and chill in the refrigerator.

How To: Make sweet potato salad

Here's a healthy recipe for a sumptuous sweet potato salad and a refreshing beverage to complete your dessert table. For the potato salad: 1. Place the diced sweet potato in a large bowl. 2. Add the diced chicken, some chopped onions, some scotch bonnet pepper, some sweet pepper (green, yellow and red), the mixed vegetable, mayonnaise and raisins. 3. Toss and mix the ingredients well. 4. Place the potato salad on a bed of lettuce leaves and garnish as desired. For the mango-cherry lime splash...

How To: Make potato salad for a picnic

WatchMojo teaches you how to make a pleasing Potato Salad for a picnic. Ingredients: For the salad base: 2 1/2 lbs new red potatoes, 10 large radishes, 2 celery stalks, 6 green onions, 3 hard-boiled eggs, 1/2 cup dill pickles. For the dressing: 3/4 cup light mayonnaise, 1/4 cup low-fat yogurt, 1 tbsp white wine vinegar, 1 tbsp Dijon mustard, 1/4 cup chopped dill, 1 minced garlic clove, 3/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper. For the garnish: 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley. Procedure: Add scrubbed potatoe...

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.

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 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 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: Make potato and green bean salad with Paula Deen

Paula's twist to potato salad uses new red potatoes and green beans. This cooking how-to video is part of Paula's Best Dishes show hosted by Paula Deen. What happens when America's favorite southern cook opens up her kitchen to family, friends, viewers and the best home cooks in the country? It's anyone's guess! Paula Deen is cooking up something new as she rescues viewer recipes, shares stories and traditions with friends and strangers alike, while learning the secrets of some of America's b...

How To: Make a seared beef salad with basil pesto

Celebrate summer as Secret Ingredient host Mark Law and Denver chef Elise Wiggins of Panzano prepare homemade pesto and pair it with tender, juicy grass-fed beef, served with a simple arugula salad. This dish is also knows as bistecca insalata in Italian. Follow along in this cooking how-to video as Whole Food's Markets shows you how to make seared beef with basil pesto and an arugula salad.

How To: Make green salad with peanut dressing

For this Thai salad dressing you will need coconut milk, masaman curry paste, fish sauce or light soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, chunky peanut butter and water. For the salad you will need wonton skins, vegetable oil, pressed tofu, romaine lettuce, ice berg lettuce, cucumber, red onion, tomatoes and green onions. Make green salad with peanut dressing.

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 Crudites Basket

This video describes how to make a crudites basket which are healthy and beautiful appetizers. In this video one would learn how to choose and prepare different vegetables used in crudites as well as how to arrange them on the basket. For example one can learn that 4 to 8 vegetables are used in bite size pieces and a dip is included in the center of the arrangement. Overall this video is useful for anyone who would like to provide a charming and tasteful appetizer or party favor when entertai...

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 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 a molded tomato aspic salad with crab & couscous

In this video, we learn how to make a molded tomato aspic salad with crab and couscous. You will first take 2 c tomato juice and pour into a saucepan over medium heat. Next, take 1 c of tomato juice, and add in 2 packets of unflavored gelatin inside. Sprinkle this over your tomato juice so it softens, then pour this mixture into the hot tomato juice and stir until it's dissolved. Next, add finely chopped carrots, green peppers, and cucumbers to the mix. Stir this, then place into small molds ...

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