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How to keep onions from sinking in a salad

This is physics. There's an effect called: "Granular convection" It's a phenomenon where if you have materials of different sizes in a container and vibrate or shake them, that the largest objects ...
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Salad packaged with raw meat: is it safe?

What you're looking at is called (in the US) "cross contamination". You have a food generally considered "unsafe" (beef) that is coming into contact with a food generally considered "safe" (salad ...
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Do I need to rip the leaves off mint?

You probably don't need to remove the stalks from the leaves, especially for young plants. However, the older and stronger the stalk becomes, the less appetizing it will be, in my opinion. To rip the ...
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How to keep onions from sinking in a salad

I don't think the issue here is dicing vs slicing the onions. The reason why the latter appears to present better in this answer is in my opinion because of the size relative to the other ingredients. ...
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How to keep onions from sinking in a salad

I found that slices float better and present better. They don't take much longer to cut and you don't need much onion for a salad. Slices on the right Thick slices can be cut to taste. You want ...
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Salad packaged with raw meat: is it safe?

No, it's not safe to eat those greens without cooking, for exactly the same reason it's unsafe to eat the meat that's touching them without cooking it. If you have to cook the meat before eating to ...
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Miracle whip vs. Mayonnaise for Pasta or Potato salad

I've used miracle whip in many pasta and potato salads and I've never had a problem with water in it, maybe there's something other than the miracle whip at play. Look at your other ingredients and ...
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Does red wine vinegar and red vinegar taste same?

Welcome to the site @User3176270. I'm not an expert in Halal but my understanding from my halal friends is that red wine vinegar is halal because the process of turning the wine into vinegar gets rid ...
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Do I need to rip the leaves off mint?

It depends on your mint, and even the time of year. I grow mint in a pot in the garden, and the early growth of the year can be chopped (finely) stems and all for things like potato salad or falafel. ...
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Can German potato salad be served cold?

Actually, what do you expect from „German“ potato salad? There are many potato salad traditions in Germany, including mayonnaise based salads that are usually found in northern Germany. As you mention ...
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Miracle whip vs. Mayonnaise for Pasta or Potato salad

Yes, Miracle Whip is much higher in water than real mayonnaise. (It uses more water and less oil, sweetened with corn syrup and thickened with modified corn starch, to make it cheaper to manufacture.) ...
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How to keep onions from sinking in a salad

There is no law of nature that requires salad to be served in a bowl. In fact I rarely see it served in a bowl: I'm used to seeing it served on a plate. You can toss together the leafy components, ...
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How to release pungence out of onion for salads without cooking?

A simple way is to, upon cutting, place your chopped onions into a bowl of ice water for 10-15 minutes before tossing into your salad (sans water, of course). I find this takes the 'spicy bite' and ...
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What's this salad of gray lumps in white dressing?

This is potato salad, cubes of cooked (boiled) potato in a dressing of mayonnaise. If you are looking to replicate this, the typical cha chaan teng (茶餐廳) style potato salad might have some sweetened ...
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Can I eat Chia leaves?

I would just like to say that you can't decide on edibility based on the plant family. For example, both potatoes, tomatoes and deadly nightshade belong to the same family. However, chia leaves can ...
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How to release pungence out of onion for salads without cooking?

Marinate the onions in acid for a longer time. I have a recipe that mixes thinly-sliced red onions with lemon juice and feta cheese, and the mixture sits on the counter for 4 or more hours, until ...
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What is the secret to avoid bitter-tasting rapini?

To get the best out of rapini, you need to blanch it first. Use well-salted water. Detach the thickest stems from the leaves (these can be peeled and used). Add to boiling water and cook for 3 to 4 ...
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Can I eat Chia leaves?

I snip my chia greens and top them on my salads. They are so easy to grow and I've had zero digestive or health issues and have been eating the leaves all Summer! They are one of the few plants that ...
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How to keep onions from sinking in a salad

I recently discovered pickled red onions (and I've added the recipe I use on my website), and they're really easy to make. I say this because they're an excellent addition to any tossed salad, and ...
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Are there any tools / "life hacks" to cut sphere-shaped potatoes and carrots?

I used to have a potato peeling machine that tumbled potatoes around a grater-surface, was kind of useless for just peeling, but I enjoyed using it to create perfectly spherical potatoes and carrots. ...
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Are there any tools / "life hacks" to cut sphere-shaped potatoes and carrots?

I think @ChrisH is on to something with the melon baller. They come in various sizes such as 1 cm, 1/2", 3 cm, and 1", to name a few. While 1 cm is the smallest I could find, it will still be larger ...
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Bitter tasting salad

The most likely thing is that it is the salad itself. Most lettuces are quite bitter plants, naturally. Modern supermarket varieties are bred for removing that bitterness, but it is not infallible, ...
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I've put too much onion on my macaroni salad and it overwhelms other ingredients. Is there a way to tame down the onion taste?

If it goes well with the other ingredients of your salad, you can add some mint of fresh parsley, it will balance a bit the strong onion taste.
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Does red wine vinegar and red vinegar taste same?

I cannot promise the 100% authority of this site, but the wording seems legit to me. If you do not concede authority to it, I would suggest going directly to a trusted religious source though: http:/...
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Is Garden salad still good if it's past the best by date?

Many salad packages contain freshness preservatives. That is, if the salad remains inside the original packaging, it will maintain its freshness. Regardless of the "best by" date, you should look for ...
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Is it ok according to established practice to serve a salad in addition to crudités?

It is perfectly acceptable to serve both or just one or the other. Typically crudités are considered an appetizer but, when serving crudités, a salad is not always needed. I would base my decision on ...
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Can German potato salad be served cold?

You are not missing anything...it's cultural/traditional. If you want to serve it or eat it cold, there is no reason not to.
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My cheese congealed and I don’t know why?

I can't comment to ask a question yet, so I'll try to phrase it as an answer. IF you used a vinaigrette, it could be possible that the vinegar broke down the cheese and/or the oil congealed in the ...
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I've put too much onion on my macaroni salad and it overwhelms other ingredients. Is there a way to tame down the onion taste?

A simple solution that works for me when I put too much of an ingredient is to scale up all the other ingredients to that same factor. For instance, if you've used twice as much onion as you've meant ...
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How to release pungence out of onion for salads without cooking?

What I personally do is cut the onions half and put them in a bowl of cold water and then after chopping them, marinate them with lemon juice for a longer period of time. It helps remove pungency out ...
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