Salad | Basics with Babish

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    This week on Basics, we're taking a look at salad. Salad can be a robust, radiant, and reliable side dish or main course. I'll show you how to make caesar salad, panzanella, and a wedge salad.
    Ingredients & Grocery List:
    + Panzanella:
    Ciabatta, cut into bite sized pieces
    Olive oil
    Black pepper and kosher salt
    1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    1 medium cucumber, cut into bite sized pieces
    Half red onion, cut into bite sized pieces
    6 small balls mozzarella, halved (ciliengini)
    Handful of fresh basil, julienned (plus additional for garnish)
    White wine vinegar
    Lemons, juiced
    Dijon mustard
    1 small shallot
    1 clove garlic
    + Wedge Salad:
    4 slices bacon, fried crisp
    3-4 Tbsp buttermilk
    1-2 Tbsp sour cream
    1/4 cup full-fat mayo
    2 tsp white wine vinegar
    1-2 cloves grated garlic
    Black pepper and kosher salt
    High quality blue cheese, crumbled (to taste)
    1 head iceberg lettuce
    Chives, chopped
    Cherry tomatoes, halved
    + Caesar Salad:
    1 egg
    1 bunch romaine lettuce, cut into bite sized pieces and washed
    Ciabatta, cut into bite sized pieces
    Olive oil
    Black pepper and kosher salt
    Garlic powder
    1 clove garlic
    1 ounce freshly grated parmesan cheese (plus more for garnish)
    Half a lemon, juiced
    2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    2 tsp dijon mustard
    Special Equipment:
    Salad tossers (optional)
    Mortar and pestle
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    1. Carlos Luque

      dat reference to foodwishes

    2. monobg antonina

      No you don't get my attention. I came here for salads not meat and mayonnaise. This is a shit guide.

    3. MadamMorningstar

      Watching this while having salad. Lol

    4. Samantha Ibarra Ruiz

      ay dijo tijuana q emocion yo soy de ahi lml

    5. The Endleader

      Chicken salad baby

    6. josh morley

      Worcestershire sauce has anchovies in it... just saying 😉

    7. Aya A.

      Seeing how much salt you added to the dressing made me cringe.

    8. Nick Deaño

      Worstshihishire sauce 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    9. killerjdog51

      How do you store your cheese? I've noticed you use blocks of cheese rather than shredded.

    10. DrAnon1

      How the fuck do you eat the wedge salad 😢

    11. johan jigsved

      Cesar sallad? Should be in here.

    12. Celeste Cornelius

      Binging with Babish, Chef John, and Sam the cooking guy are all my favorites☺️

    13. Super Girly Gamer

      "Nobody said that salads had to be healthy" IM LISTENING

    14. Runa Yomozuki

      do americans really put anchovies in their Caesar salads wtf

      1. crash979797

        Caesar salad dressing, no matter where you live, has anchovies in it.

    15. Andre Audet

      love the shout out to Chef John!

    16. SM - 10KJ - Lorne Park SS (2252)

      Who's chef John?

    17. Zach Brown

      i have no idea why but the first time he said "caesar salad" i heard "see-through salad" and got way MORE interested for a second

    18. Zach Brown

      Wurstoshtersheer Sauce 😂 i can't breathe

    19. Zach Brown

      well i WASNT giggling at "salad tossers" until you HAD to say something about it, Babby!

    20. I am Beverage

      Me: im gonna loose weight! Also me: *watches babish videos and gets hungry*

    21. Kevin Cullen

      Babish. Bro. This is your only episode that I don't really like. You got it so wrong!

    22. P. Sherman Fortytwo Wallaby Lane

      Awe. Love the Chef John shout out

    23. Jeongwon Lim

      Tossy toss lol

    24. George He Edits

      toss salad jokes, shout out to chef john, this may be the best episode ever.

    25. Arael Dominguez

      Panzanella is my favorite salad too!!! Also the original Caesar salad is not shopped. They served the whole leaves of Roman lettuce 🥬 in Tijuana :) and we do put anchovy filet. If you go to the restaurant/ hotel where it was invented, they prepare it on your table. It’s delicious!! Caesar’s ( the restaurant) also has pretty bomb bone marrow!

    26. Andrew Gerety

      Red onions are best enjoyed raw

    27. Lord Fazzle

      "No anchovies" what is Worcester sauce made of?

    28. Midna Heed

      I LOVE salads. If I could afford it id live of them. Vegetables are expensive maan

      1. Midna Heed

        I live in Sweden 😏 Im just poor A F *cries in swedish*

      2. Staszini

        laughs in european (in europe veggies are cheaper)

    29. psychastheneia7

      "You are after all the ..." Omg he's gonna pull a Chef John "... Sorry chef John" Yup yup he did When is that collaboration gonna happen??

    30. Neustrashimy

      Where do I get my Worshtashtersshter Sauce? lol

      1. Staszini


    31. Unabashed Geekette

      But blue cheese is disgusting! 😩

      1. Staszini

        You are wrong

    32. Leon Idk

      *Worstaschacher* sauce

    33. Miren Summers

      iceburg lettuce is the worst vegetable ever created

      1. Staszini

        iceberg not iceburg you dumie dum, I like it btw

    34. Elliott

      As a picky person who hates salad, that original Caesar Salad looks delightful and delicious.

    35. Desire Day by Day

      Wanted to drop a thank you - just made your Panzanella salad and it was amazing! Really glad I watched Hot Ones and discovered your channel. Making the chicken quesadillas next!

    36. INUMIMI28

      2:11 Gold moment

    37. Sir Meme

      Really nice, but definitely not a panzanella.

    38. Alex Soto

      Because after all you are the one saucing, while also doing the salad tossing. Here's my attempt at doing one of those rhymes chef John does.

    39. Clix

      WTF was that wedge salad reminds me of the one family guy scit

    40. Tianna Woodson

      Silly Babish, salad isnt a main course.

    41. Marcus Copeland

      2:11 LMFAO

    42. Calan Reichel

      but that isnt quite ceasar dressing

    43. eldaiblol1492

      your definition of "bite-size" is very different from mine o.O

    44. Jibanizer

      Man I love the Chef John References! He's one of the first cooking channels I subscribed to.

    45. Zephyx

      _So once we’re done tossing salad, it’s time to get dressed._ ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    46. Super Snake

      was the background song in this video in Napoleon Dynamite?

    47. Noam Bahar


      1. theDENIMMAN

        I miss that tasty bass riff

      2. Sippin' HOt Tae


      3. WHO

        Oh no

      4. Staszini

        @Sippin' HOt Tae i dont

      5. Sippin' HOt Tae

        I miss that intro XD

    48. - Jiggley -

      I’m gonna keyster this salad

    49. Tristan Wright


    50. Joey Muñoz

      Yes, the original Caesar Salad recipe did not include anchovies, BUT for the last 60 years the restaurant where the salad was born does include it, so it's now a mainstay. You should go down to Tijuana and try it, you will not regret it.

    51. Peter S.

      the only acceptable salad dressing is a vinegar based dressing, everything else and you really want a burger but are lying to yourself

    52. Mathias Niljar Färnström

      Came for Babish, stayed for John reference :D

    53. Boost Lee

      is this healthy anymore?

    54. Jin Kim

      you are the bob ross of youtube culinary.

    55. Sandy 13

      "You are the 80s power ballad of your tossed salad." Babish, I've never loved you as much as in this moment.

    56. Joshua Hudson

      Bacon doesn’t affect me

    57. Triforce75

      "Once you're done tossing salad, its time to get dressed." Basically, Eminem with the double entendres

    58. Rin Feast

      i wonder if food ever fell off the pan when he is saute-ing

    59. Brandeee eeelina

      Worst-chir-Cheshire-shire sauce already has anchovies in it...

    60. Piero Alfonsi

      also: how the hell do you manage to eat all that raw garlic and row onions and still having normal human interactions?

      1. P

        By the curious magic of teeth-brushing.

    61. Piero Alfonsi

      that looked like a zucchini to me..

    62. Gracie Vallee

      i feel like i watch this show basically just for the intro music because it's so satisfying to listen to

    63. ActuallyAcey

      4:36 You're basically making mini garlic bread! That's cheating!

    64. Maya Valle

      Wow what a different Caesar salad

    65. Brayden Wormer

      Caesar Salad In America has just been dumbed down to lettuce, croutons, and whatever toppings you want.

    66. Jensuechiv

      I never did understand how the hell to eat a wedge salad...just stab the focker with a fork or try to cut it while it slips all over the tiny plate?

    67. Luis V

      I love hearing the history of the recipes.

      1. GODOFGUITAR2112

        Good Eats goes into the history of recipes, it’s great

    68. Rachel Perlow

      Oh the dish wastage! Make your dressing in the large bowl. Put salad ingredients on top. Toss. Less dishes to wash and the salad will be dressed better than pouring dressing on top then tossing, I swear.

    69. Trunks Vegeta Briefs

      1;54 I cannot help but believe you did that on purpose

      1. Trunks Vegeta Briefs


    70. Robby Schmidt

      Once you're done tossing salad its time to get dressed