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.
Roasted Red Pepper Romesco Dip Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Roasted Red Pepper Romesco Dip Recipe

Inspired by the classic romesco sauce—roasted peppers, Marcona almonds, paprika, and garlic—this dip’s only problem is how addictive it is. Like any respectable spread, you quickly find yourself (and, let's be honest, I'm speaking from first hand experience here) using it any and everywhere, from...

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Coconut Brownie Cheesecake Bars | https://saltandwind.com

Coconut Brownie Cheesecake Bars

Normally I keep things under control around here and normally we have elegant but not necessarily decadent desserts. But, this last birthday, I wanted something over the top that wasn't a pie or cake and a layered treat like these Coconut Brownie Cheesecake Bars is what I came up with and now the...

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{Fattoush} Lebanese Tomato Pita Sumac Salad Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

{Fattoush} Lebanese Tomato Pita Sumac Salad Recipe

A healthy recipe for a traditional Lebanese Fattoush Salad with tons of greens, tomatoes, toasted pita, and a lemony sumac dressing.

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Blended Mint Lemonade | https://saltandwind.com

Blended Mint Lemonade

Souvenirs are one of those things I never get right when I'm traveling -- either I tell myself they're not practical and end up with zero or I buy a bunch of tchochkes that are fated to collect dust. But I think I finally figured it out on my latest trip -- I'm collecting a new kind of travel souvenir in the form of recipes, like this Blended Mint Lemonade from my trip to recent trip to Jordan.

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Pea and Asparagus Pasta Carbonara | https://saltandwind.com

Pea and Asparagus Pasta Carbonara

Pasta purists, consider this your invitation to gang up on me. Well, first, let me apologize. If not to you, then to my great-grandmother because she is surely pissed at me right now. I’ve done the cardinal sin number one when it comes to Pasta Carbonara and I’ve added peas. Oh, and, while I was ...

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Cucumber and Ginger Mojito Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Cucumber and Ginger Mojito Cocktail Recipe

Cuba is the home of the Mojito so I thought I would make a new version of the classic refresher with this Cucumber and Ginger Mojito.

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Classic Aperol Spritz Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Classic Aperol Spritz Cocktail Recipe

A simple recipe for the most popular Italian cocktail of them all: The Aperol Spritz. This wine-based cocktail from Northern Italy has a slightly bitter and sweet flavor with hints of orange, herbs, and rhubarb. Here is our recipe and tips for making a great Aperol Spritz every time!

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{Caffe Shakerato} Classic Italian Iced Espresso Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

{Caffe Shakerato} Classic Italian Iced Espresso Recipe

There are a few things you should know about the Italian drink, Caffe Shakerato: first, it’s pronounced “shake” with a “-rate” then an "o" at the end. (You know, it's one of those bastardizations of an English word that makes for an awesome word in a foreign language.) Also, it’s a drink that sort of shows up out of nowhere once the weather gets warm. Oh, and, if you see it, definitely order it because it's amazing. 

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Cardamom-Vanilla Coffee Crème Brûlée | https://saltandwind.com

Cardamom-Vanilla Coffee Crème Brûlée

Unfortunately for it, crème brûlée is so ubiquitous that it's easy to write it off as nothing special. But make it in a very shareable dish for two and infuse the cream with coffee beans, cardamom, and vanilla and you add a dash of intrigue to an otherwise very familiar dessert. 

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