How do you make TikTok’s Hot Girl Summer Salad for a fresh recipe?

How do you make TikTok's Hot Girl Summer Salad for a fresh recipe?

2022 looks set to be another hot girl summer – but when isn’t it a hot girl summer, right? To live your best life, maybe you plan beach days and picnics with your BFFs. For those adventures, you need TikTok as a guide to where to go, what to wear, and even what to eat. It’s no secret that the video sharing app is home to some of the most viral recipes, from the grinder salad sandwich to Emily Mariko’s salmon rice bowl. And now you want to know how to make the TikTok recipe for summer girls ASAP.

The hot summer salad for girls recipe was created by TikToker Jayria (@herdresscode) last spring. It went viral at the time with over 842K likes, but Jayria’s brought back the beloved salad with the summer season approaching. The new and improved hot girl summer salad recipe now has over 1.3 million likes and you’ll want to make it to see why it’s so popular. Lucky for you, the hot summer salad for girls is super easy to throw together. You just need the right ingredients, some spices and your favorite dressing.

Hot Girl Summer Salad Recipe

When Jayria first introduced the TikTok FYP to the hot girl summer salad, the recipe called for Kroger’s oil and vinegar salad dressing. However, according to Jayria’s most recent hot girl summer salad recipe, you can use any dressing you like. Many TikTokers have certainly made their own flavor of it, which you can too, but if you want the OG recipe, here are all the ingredients you need for the hot girl summer salad:

  • Chopped cucumbers
  • Chopped bell pepper
  • Chopped red onions
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • sunflower seeds
  • Garlic powder
  • Black pepper
  • Paprika
  • Pepperoncini peppers
  • Oil and vinegar

The oil and vinegar can be swapped out for your favorite salad dressing. After all, this is your chance to make your own version of the hot girl summer salad. You can even put some chicken or bacon on top for extra protein. TikToker @thesaladlab made their hot girl summer salad with homemade oil and vinegar salad dressing which is a blend of extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar with lemon juice and maple syrup. Try that recipe if you don’t have salad dressing at home. They also added red pepper flakes and Italian herbs to their salad, along with fresh garlic instead of garlic powder. Another TikTok hack they share is soaking your red onions in some ice water to help reduce onion breath. When you mix everything in a bowl, you’re ready to enjoy.

As a bonus, this salad recipe is super nutritious. In fact, TikToker Andy the dietician (@beautifuleatsandthings) tried the hot girl summer salad to give a dietitian’s opinion on the viral prescription. Andy claims the salad is “a great way to add some extra nutrients,” but she recommends adding more fiber or protein to your salad if you want something a little more satisfying. One way to add more fiber is to add nuts or beans such as black beans or kidney beans.

If you stick to the OG hot girl summer salad recipe, this is the perfect meal prep for the week. You can have individual hot girl summer salads to enjoy for lunch or take out for a picnic with your partner. With a recipe so simple, you must try it, especially if you’re planning a hot girls summer for yourself.