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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    Published on 9 months ago


    1. Triforce75

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

    2. Rin Feast

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

    3. Brandeee eeelina

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

    4. 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.

    5. Piero Alfonsi

      that looked like a zucchini to me..

    6. Gracie Vallee

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

    7. ActuallyAcey

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

    8. Maya Valle

      Wow what a different Caesar salad

    9. Brayden Wormer

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

    10. 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?

    11. Luis V

      I love hearing the history of the recipes.

      1. GODOFGUITAR2112

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

    12. 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.

    13. Trunks Vegeta Briefs

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

      1. Trunks Vegeta Briefs


    14. Robby Schmidt

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

    15. Gregg P-D

      Stop making me so damn hungry

    16. Kirk Wahmmet

      4:06 oh my god it’s the licc

    17. Ryzen

      the ceasar salad i know: boiled eggs bacon lettuce ceasar dressing (no anchovies) krutons ALOT of grated parmesan ez delicious meal

      1. Ryzen

        Siberian Gopnik so basically your one is mine with a better cross section

      2. Siberian Gopnik

        the caesar salad i know: bubbles cross rock headband

    18. B R I C K.

      Mmmmm a plate of mossy rocks

    19. Gorvin Pasta

      Babish you have a godly voice

    20. Junior Bryan

      I love the fact that he references chef John

    21. kaya papaya

      andrew: tossy toss *it’s alive with babish*

    22. Carlos Flores

      Hahaha I see what u did’s time to get dressed after tossing the salad ;)

    23. Alex Newn

      My salads are basically cheese, lettuce and dressing

    24. Gabriel Soto

      It’s okay worstershire has anchovies

    25. T SexyRexy

      I like having my salad tossed

    26. Wesley Sharer

      I believe it’s pronounced “woo sherr sherr”

    27. Simran Kohli

      Oh my god, the chef John reference, I’m dead

    28. D ee

      Did nobody wonder were the egg go? The one from the last recipe.. the 3 minute egg?

    29. Brennan Cattermole

      Idk how big babishes mouth is but ive come to the conclusion his bit size peices arent bite size peices

    30. Nivedita H

      I’d love binging with babish 😃

    31. Eric M. Rivera

      I thought that all lettuce (including iceberg) needed to be washed before consumption?

    32. chris18228

      I use lettuce with spinach Red cabbage onions banana peppers shredded Parmesan and chunky blue cheese dressing

    33. chris18228

      I don’t like croutons or tomatoes

    34. Bruna Castro

      When you’re done tossing your salad it’s time to get dressed. That’s hilarious

    35. t8mer

      worchosheshster sauce. you are the best. lmao

    36. Pan Limak

      "lemons juiced"? You used one in the video. How much vinegar? Your recipes are regularly lacking in information. I understand that you want to sell your books but you could at least make the basics videos easy to follow, without the guesswork.

    37. Mo Shambles

      Try a bit of Pissman's in your salad

    38. Andy Saunders


    39. Sean Adamson

      Jesus that’s a lot of salt 😅

    40. Big Mike Edge


    41. zeldafreak701

      Nice shout out to chef John.

    42. FeaR Flips

      how you gonna do a salad basics episode and not teach us how to make ranch

    43. Majestic Frog

      Me: *Starting a diet* Yt: Watch Babish and his salads! Me: Yay what a lucky hit! Babish: "Who said salads always have to be healthy?" Me: "God damnit..."

      1. Gem Gums

        this comment is so underrated 😂

    44. PBBoogie99

      Jacques Pepin would have a heart attack watching you rip lettuce leaves like that. Oh, and did you say tits?

    45. Sebastian Schwarz

      Your food wishes references are epic!

    46. Tony Manning

      Chef John!!

    47. Sam T.

      now do taco salad.

    48. Hola Hola

      "Sorry Chef John" xD

    49. dorami3

      You did chef John proud

    50. B N

      You rock at making food.Uf I'm right comment down below.

    51. Ben’s number 3 fan

      It’s pronounced WUSS-STIR-SHEER

    52. BNK3R

      Also a great salad if your oprah cause we all know She loves bread

    53. ColorCrims0n


    54. Kool Kidd

      You know what else romaine is full of?

    55. IanFarias00

      Loved the Chef John's reference.. ^^

    56. Lisette Bronkhorst

      Babish is the Bob Ross of cooking..

    57. Jeremy Stanger

      Worcestershire sauce is pronounced somewhere between 'wooster' and 'wuster.' Do not ask me why!

    58. 8outerscience [Gacha Stuff]

      Seriously? Right infront of my *salad?* Im sorry i’ll go home

    59. OvaltineForLife

      At least he got the shire right in Worcestershire sauce. Wuss-ter-shire sauce.

    60. Luís Caldas

      I just want to know, when is he going to feature chef John from America's test kitchen

    61. Selena Markham

      Iceberg iceberg! We are in a titanic pickle. Lettuce romaine calm, help will turnip soon

    62. Sinnocent Cinnamonroll

      Nonono, not salad tossers, they’re called *wangjanglers*

    63. GraceWright

      I WILL NOT eat a salad with out that vinaigrette. I make a similar but more simple dressing.

    64. EdwardThimbleHands

      1:05, cook that onion and that would be a fine salad.

    65. Isobel Higgs

      *something about how babish and tossing salads*

    66. Tommy McKiddy

      There's anchovies in the Worcestershire sauce.

    67. Chringlan The great

      How to make a easy Cesar salad: Step 1: take any salad Step 2: go to the senate Step 3: grab a knife Step 4: stab the salad 23 times Step 5: enjoy the fresh an easy Caesar salad you just made

    68. Lea Reed

      I love salads so much ahhhh. This looks so good.

    69. Hans Salim

      That food wishes reference though.

    70. Kristy W

      The way you say Worcestershire sauce is everything

    71. Elizabeth Jones

      Whoever made a bowl of croutons and called it a salad is honestly a culinary revolutionary

    72. LookTwic3

      Here’s my favorite salad recipe! Pour a bag of croutons in a bowl. Go sit down, watch Netflix, and eat tasty croutons

    73. TJ’s Aviation

      Can you do Tex next style chicken and beef fajitas?

    74. Bruce Hernandez

      Cereal | Basics with Babish

    75. Isak Ronestjärna

      Out of all the things on this channel, the salads really makes me drool. Might be because it's the only thing I technically could succeed in making.

    76. Berry

      I lovee salads~ first video of yours that made me drool a bit haha

    77. Rachel Dawn

      To be fair, there anchovies in Worcestershire sauce.

    78. beebos child

      ROMAINE YOU SAY????????

    79. Yaoi

      Watching this right after the whole romane lettuce thing.

    80. Lord Xavier

      Liked for the food wishes / Chef John reference

    81. Vedant kale

      What happened to the egg? Is it still boiling?

      1. Constant Chaos

        He used it in the dressing

      2. chris18228

        Maybe he just pasteurized the eggs so he could have pasteurized egg yolk for the Caesar dressing

      3. James Kaplan

        Some say that it remains boiling to this very day... though the original water has long since evaporated and the egg itself has been boiled so long that the yolk has long ago petrified into an angry grey stone, the pot still boils with forgotten hatred.

    82. Perron Martin

      Let’s hear it for Chef John XD

    83. Andrew Lea

      The salt in that dressing...all that salt, so bad for you..salt

    84. Alex Loomis

      anyone else throwin some shade at that caesar?

    85. Coconut Oil

      That Chef john reference though.

    86. Metro Iggn


    87. Jason Schanne

      You got a like just for the intro

    88. Darthane

      Just a point, you said there was no anchovies in the dressing on the last one, yet you added Worcestershire sauce to it, which is made by fermenting fish and onion.

    89. I couldn't think of a name

      You don’t win friends with salad

    90. Damien Oud

      So nobody's gonna bring up how he just pronounced Worcestershire sauce?!

    91. Ashley Wollard

      There are anchovies in Worcestershire

    92. Gradius

      "Two teaspoons of Wurtoshtersher sauce" Hmm.

    93. Anne N. Idris

      What happened to the egg for the caesar salad?

    94. trickyname

      I'm sure you get this all the time, but its often pronounced wo-ster-sheer sauce in the UK. Love the channel btw.

    95. eddyjt13

      Lmao that shoutout to chef john

    96. Sara Perez

      5:02 raw egg?

    97. Dan Jeffersan


    98. Mits Visperas

      I need a shirt that says "...get to know each other"

    99. Brandon Payne

      Worth the watch just to hear Worcestershire

    100. Violeta Romero

      Sorry chef John JAJJAJAJAJAJA