I’m always looking for fun new recipes to try, and while I used to search different blogs and Pinterest for the best ones, now I find most of my favorite easy, satisfying, and healthy recipes on TikTok. It all started in 2020 with the discovery of whipped coffee. Now an entire part of TikTok is dedicated to food hacks, meal prep, five-ingredient recipes, and salads you never thought would taste so good. As someone who lives a busy life but loves to cook, I’ve tried everything from the “inner shower” to nature’s cereal. Read on for viral TikTok recipes you’ll want to make again and again.
1. Chia seed water (also known as the “internal shower”)
I could talk about the benefits of chia seeds all day, so it’s no surprise this recipe made the list. Chia seed water, also known as the “inner douche,” combines six ounces of water, two tablespoons of chia seeds, and a squeeze of lemon. It rose to viral TikTok fame for its help with digestive issues, and it certainly seems to work. Chia seeds are a superfood packed with antioxidants, minerals, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. Combining them with water and lemon helps to make the healing drink. After trying it several times, I noticed a difference, but I advise you to start with a smaller portion and work your way up.
It also helps with 💩 #chiaseedwater #chiaseed #weightloss #healthtrends
♬ original sound – Happy&Healthy Olivia
2. Green Goddess Salad
Baked By Melissa has made the world fall in love with their Green Goddess Salad, and I can see why. The base contains cabbage, cucumbers, chives and green onions, all finely chopped. The dressing combines lemon, olive oil, rice vinegar, garlic, shallots, chives, walnuts, spinach, basil, nutritional yeast, and salt. It is easy to make and so delicious. The fact that she recommends eating it like she would salsa, picking up the salad with fries, says it all.
She’s a green goddess #food #recipe #vegan #foodie #viral #asmr #fy #fypシ
♬ original sound – Baked by Melissa
3. Salmon Rice Bowl
As someone who eats a mostly vegetarian diet aside from fish, I usually make salmon once a week. But like all foods, if we routinely cook it the same way, it can get a bit boring. Enter: Emily Mariko’s Salmon Rice Bowl. All you need is salmon, rice, avocado, seaweed, soy sauce, sriracha, kimchi, and mayonnaise. Heat the salmon and rice, add the soy sauce, sriracha and mayonnaise, and mix everything together. Top it with avocado slices, seaweed, and kimchi. You can then fold the seaweed around the other ingredients and enjoy!
♬ original sound – Emily Mariko
4. Chinese Cucumber Salad
If you’re looking for an easy side to any meal, look no further than Chinese Cucumber Salad. This salad is made by slicing a cucumber or slicing it into spirals (it tastes the same either way) and then pouring the dressing on top. Combine minced garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, sesame seeds, red pepper flakes, and brown sugar for the dressing. I’m not ashamed to admit that I like this one on repeat.
SPIRAL CUCUMBER SALAD 🥒 absolutely addictive! #easyrecipes #chinesefood #veganfood
♬ Beving: Wing – Joep Beving
5. Cereal of nature
Finding healthy snacks that you love is often a struggle, but Nature’s Cereal does the trick. Made by adding fresh fruit to ice and coconut water, it’s the ideal alternative to regular cereal. I usually stick with berries, peaches, or nectarines. Sometimes I add granola or substitute coconut milk for coconut water.
Umm thanks @natures_food 😍 of course we had to try this 🥥 #naturescereal #naturesfruitcereal #asmr #foodtiktok #coconutwater #lizzo @lizzo
♬ original sound – 🥭 Student of Nature🍍
6. The Jennifer Aniston Salad
I’m always on the hunt for a new salad recipe, and when The Jennifer Aniston Salad went viral, I knew I had to try it. I think all great salads have a little bit of everything, and this one certainly ticks all the boxes. The base of this salad is bulgur or quinoa with cucumbers, chickpeas, red onion, parsley, mint, feta cheese and pistachios. Simply chop all the ingredients and add them to a large bowl. For the dressing, you combine the juice of two lemons with ¼ cup of olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. It’s very filling and you can easily substitute ingredients to meet your dietary restrictions or taste preferences.
Will this make my arms look like hers? #jenniferanistonsalad #quinoasalad #mediterraneansalad #saladrecipes #easylunchideas #ByeByeSundayBlues
♬ A Cloud Away – Pharrell Williams
7. Baked feta
When it’s the middle of the week and you don’t have time to cook, this baked feta pasta recipe comes to the rescue. Contains cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, pasta, garlic, olive oil, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper. It’s the time-saving recipe you didn’t know you needed. To start, bake the feta cheese, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and seasonings in the oven for 40 minutes at 400 degrees. While baking, bring pasta to a boil, saving ¼ cup of the pasta water to add later. Once everything is ready, mix it up for the perfect easy dish.
@feelgoodfoodie Baked feta pasta with cherry tomatoes!! Recipe on blog • Inspired by @grilledcheesesocial 😘 #tiktokpartner #LearnOnTikTok #fetapasta #recipes ♬ original sound – Feel Good Foodie
8. Ginger Shot
Taking a shot of ginger seems to be all over #wellnesstok right now, and as a fan of juicing, I was too eager to jump on this trend. The best part is that you don’t even need to own a juicer to make it. All you need is a blender, ginger, coconut water, and a strainer. You start by chopping ginger and mixing it with coconut water. Then strain the juice. Ginger is beneficial for the intestine, it is loaded with antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. I can see what all the hype is about.
The best ginger recipe and so good for gut health! #gingershot #ginger #healthy #recipe
♬ More Than Friends – Aidan Bissett
9. Pesto Eggs
TikTok recipes seem to revolve around taking the basics and elevating the flavor, which is precisely what the pesto eggs recipe does. Start by putting some pesto in a pan and once it starts to sizzle, crack an egg on top. Add some salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes while the egg cooks. Then, toast your bread and spread it with goat cheese. Once the egg is ready, place it on top of the toast. Brunch at home never tasted so good.
#eggs #eggsalpesto #homecook
♬ cooking video – cooking
10. Pepper Sandwich
If I could eat one thing for the rest of my life, it would probably be a sandwich. But constantly eating bread has never sat well with my stomach. The difference between this sandwich and all the others is that bell peppers are used instead of bread. The recipe calls for cream cheese, mustard, Everything But The Bagel seasoning, turkey, bacon, cheese, avocado, and cucumber. Still, I usually go with whatever ingredients are in my fridge that day to make a bell pepper sandwich. Just don’t consider it a real sandwich (it won’t taste the same!). Instead, think of it as a delicious, easy, plant-filled meal.
How to make a low carb sandwich with bell peppers. Also known as the #idiotsandwich #gordonramsey #learnontiktok #tiktokpartner
♬ original sound – Mi Nguyen
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