When it’s hot outside, no one wants to turn on the oven or work over a scorching cooktop. Thankfully, there are plenty of recipes you can keep cool with minimal cooking. And they’re easier than ever to find thanks to TikTok.
While you might associate TikTok with viral dances and makeup tips, it’s actually a treasure trove of recipes and cooking tricks — including some perfect for spring and summer. If you’re looking for meals or snacks that require little to no heat or feature fresh, cool ingredients, these 10 viral recipes are for you.
Green Goddess Salad
She is a green goddess #food #recipe #vegan #foodie #viral #asmr #fy #fypシ
♬ O-Ton – Baked by Melissa
If you follow social media trends at all, you’ve probably seen Baked by Melissa’s Green Goddess Salad. Sure, it might have hit the internet in the winter, but it’s perfect for spring and summer salads.
The base is cabbage, cucumber, and scallions, but it’s the dressing everyone is in love with. Once mixed together, simply pour over your veggies and serve with chips or plain.
Frozen Prosecco Grapes
YUM! 🍾 Simply cover or wrap with a lid, refrigerate overnight, drain, roll in sugar and enjoy! 🥰. 21 years old to enjoy. #how one
♬ Original sound – Babs alias Nonna
Are you looking for a snack by the pool, on the terrace or on the beach? Tipsy, frozen grapes are the way to go! Babs is known for their fun brunch 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, then cover and refrigerate overnight. Drain (or drink) the grapes the next morning, roll in sugar, thread onto skewers and they’ll stay nice and cool no matter how hot it is outside.
I’ll be making #shrimpceviche all summer long! My daughter loves it, perfect for beach or backyard parties. #highproteinsnack #highproteinlowcalories
♬ Vacation Vibe (Royalty Free Pop Music) – ContiMusic
Impress your family or guests with a large batch of delicious ceviche that’s surprisingly easy to make. SkinnyTaste came up with this simple recipe and it doesn’t require any heat.
You simply chop your shrimp, add lime, red onion, and salt, then let sit for 20 minutes, stirring in between. The combination actually cooks the shrimp while they’re sitting.
While it’s sitting, chop 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.
#ad Cucumber Bun with Vegetables & @cedarsfoods Feta Dip – it’s creamy, rich and goes great with cucumbers for a fun snack! #ad #cedarsfoods #fetasumm
♬ Original sound – Feel Good Foodie
Up your veggie intake this summer with these easy to make cucumber wraps from Feel Good Foodie. While you’ll need to chop your fair share of veggies, it’s a cooling no-cooking snack idea for outdoor entertaining.
Simply peel the cucumbers and then cut them into thin strips. Then chop some carrot, pepper and avocado strips. Finally, spread some of your favorite dip on top of the cucumber strip (she uses creamy feta). Fill with the veggies, roll up and secure with a toothpick if needed.
the perfect summer dish!! ✨✨ #pastasalad #italianpastasalad #summersalad #summerrecipe #simplerecipe #recipe #healthy #healthyrecipe #healthyfood
♬ Dance, Chill – Aesthetic sounds
Need an easy weeknight meal? A large helping of this pasta salad is perfect. First, cook some rotini on the stove. While it is cooking, quarter cucumbers, halve cherry tomatoes and slice pepperoni.
Once your pasta is ready, toss in olive oil and let cool before adding your other ingredients and tossing everything together. Top with mozzarella pearls, your favorite Italian dressing, garlic powder and Italian seasonings. Blend again and you have a cool, easy-to-grab summer weeknight lunch.
#fishtacos #gluten free #dairy free
♬ I Love You So – The King Khan & BBQ Show
This summertime dish does require a bit of cooking, but it’s just a quick fry. Toss some delicious, light and lemony slaw on this fish and you have a delicious taco.
Brought to you by Violet Witchel, this recipe is incredibly easy. To start, you’ll need some whitefish (Witchel uses tilapia). Season with cumin, garlic powder, and chipotle powder, then sauté in a little oil.
While cooking, mix up some pre-chopped coleslaw and toss with lime, cilantro, and mayonnaise. Remove the fish when it’s all white, then toss some corn tortilla in the oil to lightly fry it. When that’s done, add your coleslaw, fish, and a few jalapeño chunks for a little kick.
My declaration of love to tomato 🍅 bruschetta 🌱 #bruschetta #bruschette #asmrfood #tiktokrecipe #foodtiktok
♬ Arabesque – Debussy – Michael Charles Clark
A tasty snack doesn’t have to be complicated, and this delicious bruschetta recipe proves it! If you’re using one of summer’s most delicious seasonal fruits (tomatoes), you can’t go wrong serving some on a warm day.
In her video, Lindsey Eats slices a baguette, places it on a baking sheet and brushes it with olive oil. While they’re baking, she slices several tomatoes and puts them in a bowl.
Next, she adds salt, pepper, olive oil, some thinly chopped basil, shaved garlic, and lemon zest, then mixes it all together. As a final seasoning step, she rubs garlic on the toasted bread before topping it with the tomato mixture and arranging it on a platter.
Grilled veggie and burrata sandwich
a cheesy sandwich for summer #burrata #sandwich #foodontiktok #easyrecipes #tiktokfood #viral #viralrecipe
♬ O-Ton – half-baked harvest
You need to fire up that grill to make this delicious Half-Baked Harvest sandwich. To start, you’ll create a multi-ingredient dressing that includes a variety of spices, including basil and thyme, along with some tart and sweet elements, like mustard and honey.
Next, brush the sliced peppers, zucchini and yellow squash with the dressing and toss it all on the grill with some sliced ciabatta. Place your cooked veggies on the bread, top with provolone and burrata, and you have a simply perfect sandwich.
Hot Girl Summer Rolls #recipe #vietnamese food #veganrecipes #fyp
♬ Supermassive Black Hole – Muse
In our opinion, nothing says summer like a fresh, crunchy spring roll filled with veggies! And that’s exactly what you get with Emily Daniels’ Hot Girl Summer Rolls.
You simply use rice paper to wrap cucumber, carrot, avocado, and butter salad with mint, basil, and cilantro chunks. Then dip them in the sauce of your choice and enjoy!
Get yo gazpacho on! #DinnerWithMe #HomeCooking #EasyMeal #Vegetables #cookingwithshereen #fyp #foryou
♬ Allegria – Gypsy Kings
Adventurous? Try making some gazpacho! Think of it as a delicious, herbaceous and cool tomato soup. And best of all, all you really need to make it is a blender.
Combine your grilled corn, tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, serrano chili, paprika, lime juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and cumin in the above blender and pulse until smooth. Then add some coriander and puree again.
Let your gazpacho sit in the refrigerator for at least two hours or overnight. Serve it with fresh crab or shrimp if you like and you’ve got a delicious (and seriously cool) meal.
Nobody wants to work over a hot stove when the weather is already scorching. If you’re looking for cool and easy dishes to serve up at your spring and summer barbecues, these 10 delicious TikTok recipes will help everyone relax.