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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 that we consume from the comfort of our phone screens. From feta pasta to whipped coffee, Tiktok creators have been the source of inspiration for many to get back into the kitchen to keep up with today’s latest trends. The simple hashtag “#food” has over 273 BILLION views, whereas the same hashtag on Instagram has just over 480 million, meaning that Tiktok just may be the newest trendsetter in social media.
While I’ve loved seeing the rise in home-cooking over the past few years, as well as the tips and tricks that have been shared online, I can’t help but wonder… can I put a Jew-ish spin on these trending recipes? To find out, I’ve chosen three up and coming food trends discovered on Tiktok in the last year. While we’ve all had our fair share of Baked Feta Pasta, boasting an entire 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 move on, and put unique twists on the recipes that have won the hearts and stomachs of hungry viewers across the globe.
@bakedbymelissa She’s a green goddess #food #recipe #vegan #foodie #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 Baked By Melissa, the New York City brand famous for its bite-size cupcakes and treats. Her recipe for the now viral Green Goddess Salad is far from ordinary, where she encourages viewers to enjoy it with tortilla chips, inside of a wrap or in their sandwich. While this recipe is one that I’ve made time and time again (and always ends with me finishing an entire head of cabbage within a day or two), it’s the perfect place to start for a Jew-ish spin on the viral dish.
Instead of cabbage, I’ve 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 that is packed with flavor. Scoop it up with pita or add it to your falafel wrap for an insanely delicious (and veggie packed) salad! Get the recipe.
Emily Mariko is a Northern California based vlogger, responsible for viral Tiktok videos sharing her life in an oddly soothing way. Known for her recipe for a deliciously simple Salmon Bowl, she’s an 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 roasted nori.
My twist is a Lox & Schmear Salad Bowl, which involves hot smoked salmon, Kewpie mayo, everything bagel spice, red onions, dill, and cucumbers for an equally satisfying dish that tastes like your favorite bagel and lox. Get the recipe.
@shineeedee thicc bread for the weekend🍞 #custardyogurttoast #foodieph #tiktokeatsph #homecafeph ♬ Counting Stars (Feat. Beenzino) - BE′O
The third and final trend that has been revolutionizing breakfasts across the globe is a simple blend of just 3 ingredients: eggs, honey, and yogurt! Spooned into a bread boat and baked into a sweet custard, this breakfast is simple enough to eat throughout the week, but delicious enough for a weekend brunch, in a pinch! Using a whole milk yogurt gives this breakfast treat a rich and creamy texture.
Instead of the standard white loaf, use your leftover Shabbat challah (I’ve used a cinnamon swirl loaf!) and added tahini to my custard mixture for a nutty taste that you just can’t beat. Simpler than French toast, this is the perfect weekend brunch recipe you’ve been searching for. Get the Recipe Here.
Whether you’re a social media connoisseur or amateur, there’s no wrong way to put your spin on dishes you know and love!