“Top Chef” judge Hugh Acheson shows you how to serve up the perfect spring salad


With temperatures heating up, a cool, crisp salad makes for the perfect spring meal.

When it comes to making a great salad, James Beard Award-winner and “Top Chef” judge Hugh Acheson told California Life it’s all about the fresh fruits and vegetables, which you should have no problem finding here in California.

“You guys are like the bounty of vegetables and fruits,” Acheson said. “There’s such an abundance and a variety out there. It’s just time to celebrate all that.”

To learn how to make one of Acheson’s favorite salads, check out our story below, airing statewide this week on California Life!