TikTok has taken the food world by storm, offering a treasure trove of quick and tasty lunch recipes that are perfect for those on the go or enjoying a leisurely day at home. These recipes have been tried and tested by countless TikTok users and offer a delightful departure from your typical lunchtime fare.
- Spicy Salmon Rice Bowl
TikTok lunch recipes are all about speed and simplicity, and this Spicy Salmon Rice Bowl is no exception. Inspired by Emily Meriko's viral TikTok video with nearly 35 million views, this dish can be whipped up in under 10 minutes, making it ideal for a speedy on-the-go lunch.
- Kewpie Mayonnaise
- Sriracha Chilli Sauce
- Soy Sauce
- Mash up a piece of cooked salmon using a fork.
- Place rice on top of the salmon.
- Add an ice cube in the middle of the rice to keep it moist.
- Cover the rice with a sheet of baking paper and press it together.
- Microwave for about 2 minutes.
- Remove the ice cube and drizzle soy sauce, Sriracha chili sauce, and mayonnaise over the rice.
- Mix until well combined.
- Serve with avocado and seaweed.
- Rice Paper Dumplings
With over 4 million views on TikTok, Cooking With Ayeh's Rice Paper Dumplings are both quick and delectable. These vegan-friendly dumplings are a fusion of Asian dumpling and spring roll techniques, offering a delightful crunch.
- 20 Rice Paper Sheets
- 180g firm tofu
- 200g mushrooms
- 2 carrots
- ¼ of a green cabbage
- 2 spring onions
- 4 garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons of Soy Sauce
- 1 teaspoon of Sesame Oil
- 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
- Salt and pepper
- Finely shred the carrots and cabbage; dice the mushrooms and garlic.
- Sauté mushrooms in a pan with oil, add vegetables and tofu when browned.
- Season and grate in ginger.
- Add soy sauce and sesame oil, stir, and set aside.
- Create a wrapping station with water and rice paper sheets.
- Dip a rice paper sheet in water and place it on a damp surface.
- Add a spoonful of the mixture and fold the dumpling.
- Double wrap each dumpling for extra crunch.
- Pan-fry the dumplings until lightly golden.
- Serve with dipping sauce.
- Lizzo's Vegan Ricotta Toast
Inspired by Lizzo's TikTok twist on Ricotta toast, this dish allows your creativity to shine with endless topping options. It's a must-try for a light and satisfying lunch.
- Toast or any crusty bread (Sourdough works too)
- Vegan ricotta
- Cherry tomatoes
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Toast your bread slices.
- Combine olive oil and cherry tomatoes in a pan and fry until soft and golden.
- Add salt to the tomatoes.
- Spread vegan ricotta onto the toast.
- Layer with rocket leaves and roasted tomatoes.
- Add any extra toppings you desire.
- Sprinkle with a pinch of pepper.
- Air Fryer Babybel Cheese
The air fryer craze continues with this delicious alternative to traditional mozzarella sticks. Ideal for a speedy lunch, this dish is ready in under 20 minutes.
- 12 pieces of Babybel cheese
- Grated parmesan cheese
- Granulated garlic
- Cayenne pepper or chili flakes (optional)
- Dried parsley flakes
- 2 eggs
- Marinara sauce
- Unwrap each Babybel cheese and remove the wax.
- Beat the eggs in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, salt, granulated garlic, cayenne pepper, and parsley flakes.
- Dip the Babybel cheese in flour, then in the eggs, and coat well with the breadcrumb mixture.
- Air fry at 200 degrees Celsius for 5 minutes.
- Serve with marinara sauce.
- The Folded Quesadilla
This recipe is perfect for packed lunches and can be made effortlessly using a sandwich press. Get creative with your favorite toppings!
- Large tortilla
- Minced meat
- Slice the tortilla halfway down the middle.
- Add your choice of toppings in each quadrant of the tortilla.
- Fold the tortilla, starting from the bottom right corner, upwards, left, and then down.
- Heat on a skillet or sandwich press until warm and crunchy.
- Customize with your preferred ingredients.
These TikTok lunch recipes offer a delightful departure from the ordinary. Whether you're craving a spicy salmon bowl, crispy dumplings, creative ricotta toast, air-fried Babybel cheese, or a customizable quesadilla, TikTok has you covered with quick and tasty options for a satisfying lunch. Give them a try and discover your new lunchtime favorites!
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