Hot Salads How-Tos

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: 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 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: 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 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 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 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 healthy beef taco salad with Ellie Krieger

A taco salad from a restaurant can pack more calories than a Big Mac and a Whopper combined! In this clip, nutritionist and Food Channel hostess Ellie Krieger will show you how to cut the fat and calories in half at home. This salad is super easy to make and is full of flavor and nutrition. Try this salad for your lunch today! Yum!

How To: Make super easy coleslaw

In this tutorial, the instructor shows us how to make simple homemade coleslaw. First, you want to take 1/4 c of sugar and put it into a large mixing bowl. Next, take 1/4 c of vinegar and add it to your bowl, mix this together and then add in 1/4 c of mayonnaise. Mix this together and then add salt and pepper to taste. Your final step is to add in your own coleslaw and mix the dressing in until it's well incorporated. To store this, put it in a container and store it in the fridge.

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 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 Thai spicy tuna salad

This is a delicious tuna salad. It is perfect to serve in the summer. You will need solid white tuna, lime juice, salt, fish sauce, Thai chili peppers, fresh ginger root, red onion, green onions, cilantro, fresh roasted peanuts and iceberg lettuce. Prepare a Thai spicy tuna 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: Use ramen noodles to make a gourmet salad

In this tutorial, we learn how to use Ramen noodles to make a gourmet salad. You will need: chicken breasts, bacon, dried beef, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, and sour cream. First, preheat your oven to 350. After this, grab your chicken breasts and wrap a piece of bacon around each piece of chicken. When finished, mix up the soups and sour cream and then pour it over the top of the chicken in a casserole dish. Place this in the oven and cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Now, coo...

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 heads for cabbage rolls

Sauerkraut is one of those dishes that is either a hit or a miss. It is something that has a long shelf life and and carries a sour taste thanks in part of the way it is made. Despite its taste, it can actually be quite good for you and carries some healthy vitamins and minerals. This tutorial will focus on how to make sauerkraut heads for cabbage rolls. Enjoy!

How To: Make sauerkraut the old fashioned way

No summer picnic is complete without hot dogs; and no hot dog is complete without the sauerkraut! In this tutorial, learn how to make this deliciously sour topping from scratch. Sauerkraut is actually quite easy to make and tastes much better fresh than it does coming from a can.

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 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 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: 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 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.

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