The 5 Best TikTok Recipes to Try Right Now
From chili crisp chicken bowls to rice paper poke.
It seems as though every day, there’s a new TikTok food trend that takes a few adventurous kids by storm. From grinder salad sandwiches and dirty soda to hash brown avocado toast and chocolate-covered dates, there’s no shortage of creativity on the app.
But as fun as these trends are, there will always be equally-as-interesting recipes that fall by the wayside. This month, we’re particularly excited about colorful, visually stunning recipes that will enhance our springtime moods, like flower-shaped crispy rice paper with salmon poke, almond clementine Swiss rolls, and fruit-covered yogurt bark.
I’ve been noticing this trend on social media where recipe developers go out of their way to make food look pretty for no reason other than pure happiness—and I’m here for it. From vegetable star shapes to jam-checkered toasts, these foods are making us smile, and this flower-shaped crispy rice paper with salmon poke is no exception. So grab a few friends and assemble this snack—it’s like arts & crafts, but with sustenance.
Bound to bring out the Little Debby in you, this recipe is a perfect balance of flavors, starting with the nutty sponge cake, to that just-sweet-enough cream, and ending with a burst of tart clementine in the middle. I can’t decide which part feels more satisfying—rolling up the six peeled clementines, or slicing the roll to reveal a perfect swirl. This cake would make a welcome appearance at any afternoon tea.
I’m always looking for different ways to incorporate my Fly by Jing chili crisp into recipes, and this one makes for a quick and healthy weeknight dinner. The salad looks herbaceous and crunchy, with an added zing from the vinegar and chili crisp. I also appreciate how user @thedefineddish makes use of the handy-dandy Trader Joe’s frozen brown rice bags.
While this lentil Bolognese was meant for a vegetarian lasagna, I’m inspired to put it on just about any carb, maybe even adding some eggplant. It never occurred to me that cutting vegetables in different ways could offer more texture—the mixture of mincing, dicing, and grating is genius here. In addition to the balsamic vinegar and soy sauce, I’d imagine Worcestershire sauce or Marmite would work great, as well.
The possibilities for this simple, healthy dessert are endless. You could top your yogurt with everything from flower petals to whatever fun breakfast cereal you have on hand. User @thathealthjunkie mixes her yogurt with cardamom, honey, and a little ashwagandha, then tops it off with more cardamom, berries, almonds, dark chocolate, and salt flakes. It’s the perfect frozen treat for warmer days ahead.