When it’s hot outside, no one wants to turn on the oven or work on a red hot stove. Fortunately, there are plenty of recipes that can keep you cool with minimal cooking. And thanks to TikTok, they’re easier to find than ever.
While you could associate TikTok more with viral dances and makeup tips, it’s actually a wealth of recipes and cooking hacks, including some that are perfect for spring and summer. If you’re looking for meals or snacks that require little to no heat or contain fresh, cool ingredients, these 10 viral recipes are for you.
If you’ve been following social media trends, chances are you’ve seen Baked by Melissa’s Green Goddess Salad. Sure, it may have hit the web during the winter, but it’s perfect for spring and summer salads.
The base is made of cabbage, cucumber and green onion, but it’s the dressing that everyone is in love with. Once you’ve mixed everything together, simply pour it over your veggies and serve it with chips or on its own.
Yum! 🍾 Simply cover with a lid or wrap, refrigerate overnight, drain, roll in sugar and enjoy! † 21 years to enjoy. #how
Looking for a snack at the pool, terrace or beach? Boozy, frozen grapes are the way to go! Babs is known for its fun, brunch-ready recipes, and these grapes are no exception.
To make this cold, alcoholic snack, simply pour two cups of prosecco and two ounces of vodka over a pound of clean, large grapes and cover and refrigerate overnight. The next morning, drain the grapes (or drink them), roll them in sugar, put them on skewers and you will stay nice and cool, no matter how hot it is outside.
Impress your family or guests with a large batch of delicious ceviche that is surprisingly easy to make. Lean Flavor made this simple recipe and it requires no heat at all.
You just chop your shrimp, add lime, red onion and salt and then let it sit for 20 minutes, stirring intermittently. The combination actually cooks the shrimp while they sit.
While it sits, slice your cucumbers, jalapeños, cilantro, and scallions. Throw them in with the shrimp, mix everything together and you have ceviche! You can even add some tomato or avocado if you like.
Increase your intake of vegetables this summer with these easy-to-make cucumber wraps from Feel Good Foodie† While you’ll need to chop up a fair amount of the veggies, it’s a cooling, no-cook snack idea for outdoor pursuits.
Peel and cut the cucumbers into thin strips. Then cut a few strips of carrot, bell pepper and avocado. Finally, spread some of your favorite dipping sauce on the cucumber bar (she uses creamy feta† Fill it with the vegetables, roll it up and secure with a toothpick if necessary.
Need an easy weeknight meal? A large batch of this pasta salad is perfect. First, cook some rotini on the stovetop. While cooking, cut the cucumber into quarters, halve a bunch of cherry tomatoes and slice some pepperoni.
Once your pasta is ready, toss it in olive oil and let it cool before adding your other ingredients and mixing everything together. Garnish with mozzarella pearls, your favorite Italian dressing, garlic powder and Italian herbs. Mix again and you’ve got a cool, easy-to-grab, summer weekday lunch.
This summer dish is doing requires a little cooking, but it’s just a quick bit of frying. Throw some delicious, bright and citrusy slaw over that fish and you have a delicious taco.
This recipe comes courtesy of Violet Witchel, and it’s incredibly easy. To start, you’ll need some whitefish (Witchel uses tilapia). Season it with cumin, garlic powder and chipotle powder and then fry it in a little oil.
While it’s cooking, toss together some pre-cut slaw and mix it with lime, cilantro, and mayo. Remove the fish when it is completely white, then toss some corn tortilla in the oil for a light fry. Once that’s done, add your slaw, fish, and a few pieces of jalapeño for a bit of spice.
A delicious snack doesn’t have to be complicated, and this delicious bruschetta recipe proves it! Using one of the most delicious seasonal fruits (tomatoes) of summer, you can’t go wrong serving some of this on a hot day.
In her video Lindsey Eats slices a baguette before placing them on a baking tray and brushing them with olive oil. While they are baking, she cuts several tomatoes into slices and puts them in a bowl.
Then she adds salt, pepper, olive oil, some chopped basil, shaved garlic and lemon zest and mixes everything together. As a final spice step, she rubs garlic on the toasted bread before topping it with the tomato mixture and serving it all on a platter.
You gotta light that grill to make this delicious bread by Half Baked Harvest† To start, make a multi-ingredient dressing that contains a variety of herbs, including basil and thyme, along with some sour and sweet elements, such as mustard and honey.
Then brush sliced bell pepper, zucchini and yellow squash with the dressing and toss everything on the grill with some sliced ciabatta. Put your cooked vegetables on the bread, top them with provolone and burrata and you have a simply perfect sandwich.
In our opinion, nothing says summer like a fresh, crispy spring roll filled with vegetables! And that’s exactly what you get with Emily Daniels‘Hot Girl Summer Rolls.
With rice paper you can easily wrap slices of cucumber, carrot, avocado and butter lettuce with pieces of mint, basil and coriander. Then dip them in your sauce of choice and enjoy!
Feeling adventurous? Try making gazpacho! Think of it as a delicious, spicy and chilled tomato soup. And the best part is that all you really need to make it is a blender.
Combine your grilled corn, tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, serrano chile, bell pepper, lime juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and cumin in the above blender and pulse until smooth. Then add some coriander and mix again.
Let your gazpacho set in the refrigerator for at least two hours or overnight. Serve it with some fresh crab or shrimp if you like, and you’ve got yourself a delicious (and really cool) meal.
No one wants to work over a hot stove when it’s already blazing hot. If you’re looking for cool and easy dishes to serve during your spring and summer cookouts, these 10 delicious TikTok recipes will help chillax anyone.