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Salads - Sans Lettuce - Spicy Southwest Salad

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  • Difficulty: easy
  • Video Length: 20:25
  • Course: Sauces and Salads WTF?

Some salads don't include any lettuce at all. One example: southwest salad. It includes corn, chicken, hearts of palm, avocado and beans. Acidity in the salad will keep the avocado from turning brown. This salad features a combination of pureed ingredients, chopped fresh elements and sliced chicken breast for a unique trio of texture, temperature and flavor.

Spike Mendelsohn (Season 4)

Spike works as the chef de cuisine at Tribeca's new hotspot restaurant, Mai House, owned by the renowned restaurateur Drew Nieporent. Mai House was named as one of the New York Times' top ten best new restaurants of 2007. Born in Montreal, Canada and trained in classic French cuisine in restaurants around the world. Spike has worked with Gerard Boyer at Les Crayeres, Thomas Keller at Bouchon and The Maccioni Family at Le Cirque. Spike believes in learning the basics to become the best. His latest venture is opening a new chain, Good Stuff Eatery, with his family (first location opening in Washington D.C. later this year) The new restaurant features his weaknesses -- hamburgers, hot dogs, fries and milkshakes.