When you think about salads, you probably imagine a bunch of stuff - usually whatever you have lying around in the fridge that hasn't gone bad yet - tossed together and strewn haphazardly. But did you know that throwing a salad together can be an art?
For those of us who weren't trained in the snobby high-class kitchen classrooms of Le Cordon Bleu, tomato concassé is just a fancy schmancy term for roughly chopped tomatoes. While you're probably like, "Um, hello, I can do that without watching a how-to video," the tomato concassé in this salad making tutorial is a bit different.
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.
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.
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.
The centerpiece of this salad are pears poached in red wine, cloves and allspice. Add frisee greens, toasted walnuts and gorgonzola cheese to round out the flavors. This salad is a perfect spring dish. Serve before the main course and pair with something light and bubbly. Make a frisee salad with poached pears and gorgonzola cheese.
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.
In this video, we learn how to make organic vegan quinoa salad. This super food is a complete protein that's rich in amino acids and protein. First, rinse the quinoa in a strainer, then put into a pot with 2 cups of water. Bring this to a boil while covered, then when the liquid is absorbed it's done. Now, chop up some bell pepper and cucumber and mix it up with the quinoa until it's well combined. Next, add in some roasted pistachios, cranberries, extra virgin olive oil, and maple syrup. Aft...
The basic salad recipe calls for olive oil and vinegar (red wine vinegar works the best). Add a few juices, such as lemon juice. Then just add whatever spices sound good to you, such as rosemary, oregano, basil, or white pepper.
Salad isn't everyone's first choice for a main dish, but when you try out this shrimp salad, you're sure to start making it your entrée instead of your side.
Whether you're dieting or you're simply watching out for your health, beans are one of the most nutrious, low-calorie, and filling foods you can consume. Because they're so high in fiber you can eat just a little and stay full for hours.
Before you toss a salad together it's important that any leaves you use are dry and crisp. Usually you'd use a salad spinner to remove the water, but what if you don't have one and you're low on time?
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...
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...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a popular sashimi salad with Kitchen Access. First, you will grab the salmon and slice it into strips, the thinner the better. Now, grab yellow tail and cut it into thin slices as well. Next, grab the tuna and cut it into thin strips too. From here, you will set these on the serving dish and put fresh lettuce into a mixing bowl. Then, add in pomegranate seeds, lemon, sea salt, and lemon oil. Toss this and then place on the serving dish. serve this to you...
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...
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.
Most people do caesar salads the same way: By cutting up a head of lettuce, iceburg or romaine, and then tossing it with copious amounts of caesar salad dressing, olive oil, croutons, chicken bits, and whatever else they fancy.
Eat like a proletariat on the budget of a bourgeoisie by whipping up this decadent, creamy, and inexpensive treat. All for under $10, you'll learn how to put together a French salad with butter lettuce, lardons (or strips of pork fat), and poached eggs. This is a delicious get up that gives salad a good name.
Tuna is said to be bad for cats, but it also has toxins that affect humans, too. If eaten in large quantities, you could contract mercury poisoning or worse. But why subject yourself to that when you wouldn't even feed tuna to your kittens? Because it tastes good? Well, you can get that same great taste without any fish! Watch this recipe to learn how to make a tuna salad, full of vegetables and the secret ingredient— hijiki— a delicious fresh-from-the-sea flavor sold in dried black strips.
Does the mere mention of broccoli elicit "ews" from your kids? Then try stirring broccoli into a flavorful dish that your kids can enjoy without feeling like they're being forced to eat their vegetables.
Most of what prevents us from cooking our own (healthy) food is simply that we have to drag our butts off of our chair, get in the car, and drive to the store with ingredients list in hand and tired expression on face.
If you've ever tried to make cole slaw at home, you know there are two ways you can go about it: Stay at home and tarry away at the leaves of the cabbage yourself to get everything into tiny ribbon-like pieces.
There's nothing more refreshing than biting into a scintillating Jerk chicken salad marinated with a hot and spicy sauce of black pepper, scallions, orange juice, and...rum? That's right, rum will add the perfect zing of flavor to this salad.
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 ...
Broccoli doesn't have to be your kid's death sentence. In fact, with the right tweaks, you can actually get your child to ENJOY eating this cruciferous green vegetable, and we really do mean that. When it comes to veggies, flavoring is key.
Salads are our favorite meat to throw into a salad. Infinitely more healthy than red meat or pork and tender and delicious, they also take to marinades well and really help to spice up a dish.
In this segment of Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee, you'll learn how to make an arugula salad with pears and gorgonzola cheese. This combination incorporates both sweetness (the pears) and saltiness (the cheese) for a low-calorie taste explosion.
If you're like us, you're not the biggest fan of papaya. Sweet but very pungent, papayas are an acquired taste for some and either loved or hated by others. But this recipe for a Thai salad made with green papaya may just change your mind about the oderiferous food altogether.
Summer is a prime time for cooking outdoors on the grill with fresh meat and vegetables. So the next time you're itching to fire up the grill, consider making the succulent recipe presented in this video.
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...
The thing that makes tabouli "tabouli" is cracked wheat, and this salad isn't quite that. It's more of a metaphor for tabouli because the grate cauliflower resembles the grain (for those on a raw food diet). It's a stretch, so let's just call this salad a raw cauliflower and chopped kale leaves salad.
If your salad isn't making you full, then you're probably making it the wrong way. Most people think there's really nothing more to a salad than iceburg lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, and some ranch dressing, but using only these ingredients won't give you enough protein or fiber to fill you up.
A tomato and basil salad sounds like a simple delight, right? It is, and the only thing that can make it even better is a mousse with a delicious blend of mascarpone and bleu cheese. Eric Brennan, Executive Chef at Post 390, created a tower of garden-fresh tomatoes with layers of basil and a decadent and creamy mascarpone-bleu cheese mousse. No slaving over a hot stove here and a real crowd pleaser.
Skip the conventional salad of lettuce and pick up the broccoli florets! broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables, packed full of water, and taste great as the main ingredient to its own salad. Try it out… it's a little sweet, too!
So many people hate salad because they have the wrong conception of it. Most believe that salad is nothing more than a few pieces of lettuce, maybe some cabbage, and a few grape tomatoes. But a salad like this - your basic side salad at fast food restaurants - does absolutely no justice to all the delicious salads out there.
Did you know that people living in the Mediterranean, just off the coast of Italy, have been proven to have the longest life spans in the world? Centenareans abound in this region, and not because it's a blessed or special niche of longevity. Rather, it has everything to do with the Mediterranean diet.
Want to know what the perfect summer salad is? Let's just say it involved mouthwatering watermelon. And feta cheese! Check out this video recipe for a watermelon and feta 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.
Eating the same old lunch everyday can be boring and lead to you hating whatever it is you eat. In this next tutorial, you'll discover how to make a tasty salad with bacon and poached egg. This is tasty lunch treat that can be topped with balsamic vinegar and can be made as a lunch when you're home. So check out the tutorial and good luck!