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.

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: 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 Egyptian tabouli salad

This Egyptian recipe is fresh, full of fiber and bursting with flavor! Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make tabouli salad. To make this salad, you will need: English cucumber, cracked wheat, salt, parsley and bell pepper.

How To: Make a Thai noodle & vegetable salad with mushrooms

First, cook rice noodles by boiling them for a short amount of time. The amount of time needed to cook them will vary with the type of noodles, so check the package. Next, drain the noodles and cool them by pouring cold water over them. Then, make the dressing by combining: 2 T. hoisin sauce, 2 T. soy Sauce, 2 T. sesame oil, 2 T. rice vinegar, the juice of one lime, two cloves of garlic, and 1 and 1/2 t. grated or chopped fresh ginger. Mix with a whisk. Next, create your salad. Pour half of t...

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 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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.

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 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 a hearty white bean tuna niçoise salad

Take a bowl with sliced raw shallot and layer in some halved cherry tomatoes. Add in a cup of white beans, then a can of italian tuna, drain the oil (packed in olive oil) and break it up a little as you add. Add a big handful pitted calamata olives, cut in half. Take a couple of teaspoons of mustard, and whisk in a tablespoon of balsamic vineger, and drizzle in a couple tablespoons of olive oil. Add salt and pepper generously, becuase there is bread in this salad. Add the dressing to your sal...

How To: Make a Greek salad

If it's warm outside, cool down with a fresh Greek salad. This zesty mix of vegetables, olives, and feta cheese is hearty enough to be a meal. For this recipe, you will need: ripe tomatoes, red onion, green bell pepper, cucumber, feta cheese, dried oregano, salt, olivew oil, kalamata olives and water.

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 cole saw

This video from The Rookie Cooks is a demonstration of how to make cole slaw. He uses bagged cole slaw mix with cabbage and carrots already shredded. He adds six tablespoons of sugar and a tablespoon of onion powder and mixes it. He then adds a quarter cup of vinegar and mixes it again. He lets it sit for about 15 minutes. He then adds about three quarters cup of mayo and a tablespoon of salt and mixes it. He puts it in the fridge to let it chill before serving. This video is an easy-to-follo...

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: Prepare and eat saffron cous cous salad for a week

Check out this how-to video to survive off of saffron cous cous salad for a week. Just use a small pinch of saffron. Too much, and your food can take on a medicinal flavor. The bill for this will be about $11 for meat, frozen peas & carrots, a can of corn, an onion and some garlic. (And, yes, the saffron is expensive.)

How To: Make a panzanella salad with crab and avocado

This week's recipe is a Secret Ingredient team favorite. Not only is it a brilliant use for leftover bread, it's a lively salad of peppery arugula tossed in roasted tomato vinaigrette, topped with toasted goat cheese and generously garnished with Whole Catchâ„¢ Wild Caught Crab. Summer salads don't get much better than this!

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: 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 Thai spicy noodle salad with Kai

Thai noodles make a basic salad a little bit more filling. This easy recipe makes for a highly flavorful and satisfying dish. You will need noodles, cucumber, carrot, sugar, chilies, vinegar, and Thai fish sauce. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to prepare spicy noodle salad with Thai chef Kai.

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