3 trendy recipes with a Jewish twist.
Tiktok has taken the world by storm since its global launch in 2018, and more importantly, our kitchens have been shaped by the 15-60 second video trends we consume from the comfort of our phone screens. From feta pasta to whipped cream, the makers of Tiktok have inspired many to get back into the kitchen to keep up with today’s latest trends. The simple hashtag “#food” has over 273 BILLION views, while the same hashtag on Instagram has just over 480 million, meaning Tiktok may be the latest social media trendsetter.
While I’ve been thrilled to see the rise of home cooking in recent years, as well as the tips and tricks shared online, I can’t help but wonder… can I become a Jew-is H spin on these trending recipes? To find out, I picked three emerging food trends discovered on Tiktok over the past year. While we’ve all had our fair share of Baked Feta Pasta, with a whole block of feta cheese (yes, even if we’re largely lactose intolerant), and sickly sweet whipped Dalgona coffee made with just sugar, instant coffee, and water, it’s time to to go further and put a unique twist on the recipes that have captured the hearts and stomachs of hungry viewers around the world.
Baked By Melissa Salad
@bakedbymelissa She is a green goddess #food #recipe #vegan #Burgundian #viral #asmr #fy #fypシ ♬ original sound – Baked by Melissa
This viral salad was actually shared by Melissa Ben-Ishay, a mom, entrepreneur and the Melissa behind it Baked by Melissa, the New York City brand known for its bite-sized cupcakes and treats. Her recipe for the now viral Green Goddess Salad is far from ordinary, encouraging viewers to enjoy it with tortilla chips, in a wrap or in their sandwich. While this recipe is one I’ve made over and over (and always ends up eating a whole head of cabbage in a day or two), it’s the perfect place to start for a Jewish twist on the viral dish.
Instead of cabbage, I based this version on an Israeli salad with a tahini dressing, loaded with cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, pickles, parsley, mint, za’atar, and a lemon-tahini dressing packed with flavor. Scoop it up with pita bread or add it to your falafel wrap for an insanely delicious (and vegetarian) salad! Get the recipe.
Emily Mariko Zalmkom
Emily Mariko is a Northern California vlogger responsible for viral Tiktok videos that share her life in a strangely soothing way. Known for her recipe for a wonderfully simple salmon bowl, she is one it girl worth following! Her delicious salmon rice bowl is topped with leftover salmon, Japanese Kewpie Mayo, sriracha, soy sauce, and she eats it with toasted nori.
My twist is a Lox & Schmear Salad Bowl, which features hot smoked salmon, Kewpie mayo, all bagel seasoning, red onions, dill, and cucumbers for an equally satisfying dish that tastes like your favorite bagel and lox. Get the recipe.
@shineeedee thick bread for the weekend #custardyogurttoast #foodieph #tiktokeatsph #homecafeph ♬ Counting Stars (feat. Beenzino) – BE′O
The third and final trend that has revolutionized breakfasting around the world is a simple mix of just 3 ingredients: eggs, honey and yogurt! Scooped in a bread boat and baked into a sweet custard, this breakfast is simple enough to eat throughout the week, but delicious enough for weekend brunch, in no time! Using whole milk yogurt gives this breakfast treat a rich and creamy texture.
Instead of the standard white bread, use your leftover Shabbat challah (I used a cinnamon swirl bread!) and add tahini to my custard mixture for a nutty flavor you just can’t beat. Easier than French toast, this is the perfect weekend brunch recipe you’ve been looking for. Get the recipe here.
Whether you’re a social media connoisseur or an amateur, there’s no wrong way to put your spin on dishes you know and love!