Traditional Indian Raita

Can't take the heat? Then eat some raita. In India, the condiment is used to cool the palate.

Chocolate Glaze

Makes enough for a standard doughnut recipe.

Balsamic Vinaigrette

This recipe is an accompaniment for Farfalle with Diced Tomatoes and Feta Cheese.

Mango Salad

An easy Mango Salad recipe

Moroccan Spice Blend

Ras-El-Hanout - This vibrant spice blend makes an excellent addition to lamb burgers or roasted chicken. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark, dry place.

Crème Fraîche

Crème Fraîche recipe

Dry Chimichurri Rub

In Argentina, this mix of herbs and spices is combined with oil and vinegar and used as a sauce for grilled meats. For best results, use dried herb leaves-not powdered or ground.

Easy Aïoli

This versatile condiment is also great with bread or crudités.

Mexican Chopped Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Tortillas aren't the only depository for beans, corn and tomatoes. With a Mexican Chopped Salad, let romaine lettuce do the job. Feta cheese supplies a dose of calcium and major flavor.

Gazpacho

An easy Gazpacho recipe

Cilantro Dressing

An easy Cilantro Dressing recipe. This recipe yields enough dressing for both the seafood salad and the rice .

Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

In our test kitchen, Philadelphia-brand cream cheese gave us good results. This frosting would also be delicious on carrot cake or gingerbread.

Cucumber, Tomato and Feta Salad

This classic refreshing salad pairs perfectly with grilled lamb .

Cucumber Mint Raita

Raita (a cold yogurt condiment) is often served with Indian food to cut the heat of the spicy dishes.

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Use with sweet and buttery lettuces such as Boston and Bibb.

Parsley Garlic Butter

A spoonful of this classic compound butter, known as maître d'hôtel butter, makes an instant sauce for anything from grilled steak to sautéed chicken to steamed vegetables. It can also be stirred into...

Lemon Vinaigrette

Lemon Vinaigrette

Salmon, Dill and Cream Cheese Spread

Use leftover poached or baked salmon. Canned red salmon that has been drained, skinned and boned also does the trick.

Za'atar

Za'atar, the Middle Eastern spice mixture is so delicious we suggest doubling the recipe and using the extra for a snack: Dunk some bread (such as pita) in flavorful olive oil and then in the za'atar.

Hummus

This recipe is from The Best Recipes in the World by Mark Bittman.

Black and Green Olive Tapenade

The tapenade can be served as an hors d'oeuvre, in a small bowl, surrounded with tiny toasted bread slices or crackers. At Spago, we spread goat cheese onto lightly toasted croutons, top them with the...

Ras El Hanout

This vibrant Moroccan spice blend includes cumin, ginger, cinnamon, coriander, and allspice-it's an excellent addition to lamb burgers or roasted chicken.

Cucumber Raita

An easy Cucumber Raita recipe

Mojo Sauce

This recipe is an accompaniment for Braised Pork with Mojo Sauce .

Asian Barbecue Sauce

An easy Asian Barbecue Sauce recipe.

Classic Pesto

Some say using a blender rather than a food processor results in a smoother puree. When combining pesto with pasta, Ligurians mix a small ladle of the cooking water into the pesto just before adding the...

Traditional Apple Walnut Charoset

This is a standard Ashkenazi (Eastern European) recipe, with a little brown sugar added for depth.