Hot Salads How-Tos

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: 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 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: 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 Bibb lettuce and radish salad in bacon dressing

Looking to make a Bibb lettuce and radish salad with a warm bacon dressing? With the right ingredients and proper technique, it's easier than you'd think! So easy, in fact, that this free video cooking lesson can present a complete overview of the cooking process in about a minute and a half. For more information, including the full recipe, and to get started making your own Bibb salad, watch this video guide.

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: 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: 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 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 grilled chicken salad

This video will show you how to make a grilled chicken salad. Follow these quick steps to prepare a grilled chicken salad: Dice some grilled chicken breast into cubes Add a finely chopped green pepper and miracle whip, to taste. Season with garlic salt, crushed red pepper and lime juice. Mix well. Add sliced tomato, baby spinach and sliced cucumber to a bun. Top with the chicken salad and enjoy.

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 a tomato salad with basil and feta cheese

This tomato salad recipe with basil and feta is a delicious side dish and great to take-along to a party or gathering. With a loaf of crusty French bread tomato salads are a fresh and summery meal. Tomatoes in a salad are a beautiful and yummy way to bring your garden to the table. Watch and learn how to make this tomato, basil and feta cheese 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: 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.

How To: Make a Caesar salad from scratch

Watch this how-to video and see how The Canadian Living Test Kitchen makes a killer Caesar salad. This Caesar salad will be a crowd pleaser at the next dinner party. To make this salad you will need: mayo, vegetable oil, Parmesan cheese, white wine vinegar, dijon mustard, anchovy paste, garlic, romaine lettuce, and croutons.

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 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 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: 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 jar

Making sauerkraut can be a pretty easy task. Although it does require time to ferment, once done it can last for several months afterwards if kept in the right conditions. It's a dish that goes well with certain meats, especially bratwurst. In this tutorial you'll find out a simple way to make sauerkraut using a jar. Enjoy!

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 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 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: 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.

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