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Salads and Salad Dressing Lab

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Communication

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 70 minutes.

Group Size:
Small Groups


Students will implement their knowledge on salad making skills by creating two different types of salads - mayonnaise based or vinaigrette based.


  • Bell Ringer Cards for each student
  • Food needed for lab (see lesson plan for details)
  • Sarah's Salad Recipe
  • Spinach Salad Recipe
  • Lab Sheets

Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to identify the classifications of salad dressings - mayonnaise based and vinaigrette based.
  • Students will be able to apply their knife skills when preparing the salads.

Instructional Procedures:
Teacher and student step-by-step instructions are found below in the "Salads Lab Lesson Plan" attachment.


Assessment Plan:
As the students are cooking, assess their cooking skills with measuring, safety, following directions and working well together as a group. Fill out the lab sheet and give each kitchen a grade for the experience.

Vikki Masters

Created Date :
Jul 16 2012 15:53 PM