Iconic Recipes

These are the dishes that represent a place on a plate, they're those classics you just gotta try from Lebanese Lemonade to Portuguese Pineapple Cake, and, of course, our easy, healthy version of those recipes.
Herbed Avocado Green Goddess Dip Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Herbed Avocado Green Goddess Dip Recipe

The classic California recipe for Green Goddess dressing turns into a healthy, delicious dip with the help of some avocados!

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Basic Pizza Dough Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Basic Pizza Dough Recipe

Is this the most authentic pizza dough ever? No. But it is very easy, flavorful, and versatile enough to go from the oven to the grill and take on an assortment of toppings.  

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{Pasta Alla Checca} No-Cook Heirloom Tomato Burrata Pasta Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

{Pasta Alla Checca} No-Cook Heirloom Tomato Burrata Pasta Recipe

There is nothing that transports me to Italy faster than a really well done pasta alla checca. At its most simple, it's just marinated tomatoes tossed with fresh pasta but I've learned how to make it amazing.

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{Ajvar} Roasted Pepper And Eggplant Spread Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

{Ajvar} Roasted Pepper And Eggplant Spread Recipe

A healthy recipe for a traditional Ajvar, the dip with tons of roasted peppers, eggplant, and herbs, inspired by Croatia

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{Vermut Con Sifón} Vermouth And Soda Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

{Vermut Con Sifón} Vermouth And Soda Cocktail Recipe

This cocktail recipes is so simple it barely deserves to be called a recipe. You simply combine vermouth and soda to the ratio you like and serve it. But we like ours with a few key garnishes!

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This Is The Best Tomato Gazpacho Recipe Of Ever | https://saltandwind.com

This Is The Best Tomato Gazpacho Recipe Of Ever

When it's too hot to cook, it's time to make gazpacho. Marinating the tomatoes before you blend them together the cucumbers, peppers, bread, and vinegar, makes for a healthy summery soup that has tons of flavor!

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Citrus Rosemary Spanish Gin and Tonic Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Citrus Rosemary Spanish Gin and Tonic Cocktail Recipe

The Spaniards are pretty much killing it when it comes to Gin + Tonics. Yes, it's kind of random but when I went to Spain a few weeks ago to film Off Menu, I totally got it. 

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{Schiacciata All’Uva} Tuscan Grape Focaccia Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

{Schiacciata All’Uva} Tuscan Grape Focaccia Recipe

A doable, easy recipe for a traditional Tuscan focaccia bread made with olive oil, grapes, rosemary and flaky sea salt. 

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Grilled Piadina with Charred Eggplant and Spicy Greens Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Grilled Piadina with Charred Eggplant and Spicy Greens Recipe

Let's discuss this Grilled Piadina with Balsamic Eggplant and Spicy Greens. Because all things flat and bread are my jam yet I plain forgot about its existence until my last trip to Italy. A piadina is a flatbread that you see all over the Emilia-Romagna region, where it's from. I've seen them served folded in half and others rolled up, but I prefer them open face because I usually require a fork and knife to get through the loads of ingredients I've thrown on top. Though it’s nowhere near traditional, I load it with spicy greens, creamy mozzarella, and salty prosciutto so that it’s more of a meal.

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{Citron Pressé} Lavender French Lemonade Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

{Citron Pressé} Lavender French Lemonade Recipe

This classic French cafe drink is just lemon juice, sugar, and water, but the way I like it best is infused with tons of lavender.

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{Salmon Rillettes} Smoked Salmon and Herbed Creme Fraiche Spread Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

{Salmon Rillettes} Smoked Salmon and Herbed Creme Fraiche Spread Recipe

Napa will always have a place in my heart. When I lived in San Francisco, I'd day trip there on the regular. And though there are plenty of amazing places, Bouchon Bistro will always be a go-to for me. It feels like France in the midst of California wine country: the zinc counter, the bakery, and swoon-worthy salmon rillettes.

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{Salade Niçoise} Nice-Style Salad with Smashed Potatoes and Fried Capers Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

{Salade Niçoise} Nice-Style Salad with Smashed Potatoes and Fried Capers Recipe

Inspired by my latest trip to Provence, I updated the classic salad from Nice with the addition of tons of basil, super-high quality tuna, smashed potatoes, and fried capers. 

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