Best ever delicious salty recipes

Our salty recipes are packed with flavour and really easy to make - from salt-crusted pork and salt-baked turnips to salt and pepper steak and plenty of salty snacks. Also try one of our salted caramel desserts

Try our salty recipes for size and here’s a bit of help with selecting which salt to use

Sea salt and cardamom pretzels

These sea salt and cardamom pretzels are the perfect, moreish balance of sweet and savoury. They can be frozen, defrosted and warmed through before serving, and they will keep in an airtight tin, unfrozen, for a couple of days. Serve with soft cheese and wild honey, if you like


Ham hock rillettes with pistachio salt

This recipe for ham hock rillettes with pistachio salt comes from Salt and Honey in London and makes a great dinner party starter

Salt and pepper squid

You’ve probably enjoyed this delicious fried squid dish in a restaurant, but actually it’s easy to prepare at home too. Squid has a fairly short season from the end of August to November, so when it is in season, this is a great simple Asian way of preparing it

Baked kale crisps with smoky paprika salt

Kale makes a fantastic healthy low-fat, low-cal snack – a great alternative to crisps. Sprinkle with whatever spices you fancy – celery salt or a mild chilli powder would both work well

Sesame, spring onion and sea salt crispbreads

This recipe for sesame, spring onion and sea salt crisp breads is really easy. It makes a big batch, but they stay crisp for ages in an airtight tin. They’re good with cheese, pâté, hummus, or avocado. It’s a simple recipe to halve. Just measure a tsp of yeast from your sachet

Salt and pepper côte de boeuf

This salt and pepper côte de boeuf with easy béarnaise sauce looks really impressive but is easy to make. Perfect for a show-stopping main

Salt-baked turnips with wholegrain mustard cream

This easy salt-baked turnips with wholegrain mustard cream recipe is from chef Dan Doherty and makes veg the star 

Smoked salt-crusted pork with lentils and caper sauce

Pork belly, braised lentils and caper sauce: gastro pub-style comfort food. Put them all together in this weekend lunch recipe: designed to make everyone feel glad to be at home

Salt-baked potatoes with prawns and jalapeño and coriander butter

Sprinkling these baked potatoes with sea salt helps crisp the skin and intensifies the flavour. Give them a Tex Mex twist with a spicy jalepeno, coriander and prawn filling

Salt-roast chicken with spiced carrot coleslaw

This coleslaw has a warm dressing, which helps the carrot soak up the flavours of the cumin and mustard. Look out for younger, sweeter new season carrots when buying. A mandolin is useful for all the shredding

Seabass baked in rock salt (pescado a la sal)

Baking fish in salt keeps all the moisture in. Crack the crust at the table for maximum wow-factor. This one is filled with a Mediterranean mix of courgettes, peppers, asparagus, onions and sliced potatoes to add colour and texture. Each sea bass will serve two. This recipe is courtesy of Evuna restaurant in Manchester

Salt-baked beetroot with mozzarella and lemon salsa

The best recipe for roasted beetroot. Pack in salt and bake for two hours, then create a quick and easy yet smart salad with a simple lemon salsa. A perfect light meal for the weekend served with slices of crusty baguette to mop up the juices

Salt-crusted Jersey Royals with crab and chilli dip

These make a great starter or snack to serve with drinks. They are salty as you’d expect, so don’t cut any of the potato up as they will absorb more salt

Here are our best sweet and salty recipes

Sweet and salty go together so well and on trend salted caramel is popping up in desserts everwhere. Here are our best salted caramel and sweet recipes with a salty touch. From salted caramel profiteroles to salted maple brownies, there are plenty of ideas to satisfy your sweet and salty craving

Deep fried whitebait with artichoke and white bean dip

This recipe for deep fried whitebait with artichoke and white bean dip is great to serve as a starter or a snack alongside drinks

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