Earlier this year, we all saw the internet take to the baked feta and cherry tomato pasta recipe that went viral on TikTok. The platform is great for explainer videos and tutorial content, making it the perfect place to find some simple recipes. Since TikTok is so popular among young people, many of these recipes are easy enough for the on-the-go lifestyle, but there are also some master chefs on the app sharing their tips and tricks. Here are 5 of the most popular recipe trends from TikTok for this summer.
Looking for a way to spice up your morning eggs? Try swapping the oil in the pan for pesto! This recent trend recommends frying up some eggs in some thick green sauce to impart the salty, herbaceous flavour of pesto into the eggs while they cook. Serve on top of toast or an English muffin toasted with some mozzarella cheese, and you’re set with a fresh take on breakfast!
Another change up on breakfast is something TikTokers are calling “nature’s cereal.” Created by user @natures_food, the dish ditches more conventional sugary breakfast cereals and milk, opting instead for blueberries, blackberries and pomegranate seeds served in a bowl of coconut water. The creator of the “cereal” said it helps with digestion and gives a huge boost to energy levels. Plus the trend really took off when Lizzo made a video of herself trying nature’s cereal and put it out to her fans. Her version involves strawberries and adds ice cubes to the mix.
Crispy Garlic Potatoes
Garlic and potatoes seem to just naturally go hand in hand. And since garlic and potatoes both seem to be two of everyone’s favourite foods, naturally the cooks on TikTok have been finding every which way you can prepare them! This recipe in particular promises a crispy fritter-like potato with an accordion-sliced surface. The video even includes a quick mayonnaise-based dipping sauce.
Just like those potatoes, ramen seems to be one of those dishes with an endless list of possible variations. However, one recipe that’s recently started trending and become known simply as the “TikTok Ramen,” has a simple but specific set of ingredients and instructions. The dish starts with a simple sauce made from butter, garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar, and chili flakes. Add your noodles and an egg, and top with either sesame seeds or “everything bagel” seasoning, and there you have it!
For dessert, how about an easy treat originating in China. Tanghulu is a tasty candied fruit dessert made by skewering berries or other small fruit pieces, and coating it with a crunchy sugar glaze. Traditionally made with mountain hawthornes, or Chinese hawberries, it’s most commonly seen on TikTok with strawberries, grapes, or pineapple.