# API Recipes
A NEW RECIPE EXPERIENCE
An API recipe is a type of recipe that can be used to create REST API endpoints. Using the API Platform feature feature, you can expose these endpoints to external users or utilize them in other recipes.
Using API recipes, you can share data with partners and other accounts. For example, you could create a REST API that provides inventory status to your suppliers.
In this guide, we'll cover:
- The requirements to create API recipes
- How API recipe triggers and actions work
- How to create an API recipe
To use API recipes, you'll need access to the API Platform feature. If you don't see this option in the Tools menu, reach out to your Customer Success Manager.
# Triggers And Actions
When you use Build an API endpoint as a recipe's starting point, Workato will automatically create the recipe with the following steps:
You can add additional actions, but these two steps must be present to successfully build an API recipe.
# Creating An API Recipe
Ready to make your own API recipes? Check out the API recipe walkthrough to get started.
# API Performance
Need tip-top API performance? Using the Jobs data retention recipe setting, you can disable log creation and reduce latency for your API recipes.
Check out the Defining data retention for recipes guide for more info.