NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08:  Chef Alex Guarnaschelli attends 3rd annual "Dine Out for Heroes" at Butter on November 8, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
Food - Drink
Alex Guarnaschelli Has An Underrated Trick For Better Salad Dressing
Different kinds of salad dressings suit different greens, but some greens are so delicate that they get overwhelmed or drowned out by virtually any dressing.
Chef Alex Guarnaschelli has a tip to fix this issue, helping you tone down the powerful flavors of your dressing so it doesn't overwhelm the greens. All you need is a bit of water.
On the Food Network's "The Kitchen," Guarnaschelli added a bit of water while whisking together the ingredients for a vinaigrette, surprising the show's host.
When the host inquired, Guarnaschelli explained that adding "just a splash of water" to the dressing helps balance the flavors and creates a lighter consistency.
A dressing that's too thick weighs down delicate greens and is hard to distribute evenly throughout the salad, so a splash of water makes it easier to apply.