This Is the Flamin’ Hot Cheeto Salad That’s All Over TikTok Right Now

It may sound crazy, but Flamin' Hot Cheeto salad is about to bring some fire to your life!

That wonderful app we call TikTok has introduced us to some crazy food. Just this summer, we experienced spicy pickled garlic AND watermelon pizza. Both very delicious, by the way! That’s what we love most about TikTok though, ya know? It gives us something every day that we had no idea we needed. Surprises keep life interesting.

Let me make your life a bit more interesting today, too. The latest viral TikTok recipe is Hot Cheeto salad, and whether or not you’re prepared for what I’m about to tell you, we’re diving right in!

How to Make Hot Cheeto “Salad”

This seems like something invented by Chester Cheetah himself, but this particular recipe comes from TikTok user @rxthism.

@rxthism If u try this, PLEASE TAG ME SO I CAN SEE YOUR REACTION TO IT 🤤🤤 #fyp ♬ Better – Khalid

Start off with a bag of Hot Cheetos. Once those are in the bowl, throw in some chopped cilantro, diced cucumbers, Tapatio hot sauce and a generous amount of lemon juice. Really—that’s it! I was kind of surprised how easy it was, but that only feeds into the appeal.

We all love a delicious snack that only takes a few minutes to whip up!

What Else Can I Add to My Salad?

The best part of any salad is its malleability. It can truly become anything you want just based on your food preferences! For this Hot Cheeto salad, it would probably be best to stick with crisp, hydrating fruits and veggies that go well with heat and spice. Cucumbers are a great match, but don’t stop there.

Some TikTok comments suggested using mangoes (which go well with lime and Tajin), as well as pickles and avocado. You could even throw in carrots and ginger, like in this Crisp & Spicy Cucumber Salad,. The original recipe sounds great to me, but I’d probably find myself adding some chopped romaine lettuce to help balance out the spice a bit more. Whatever you’re feeling, it’s sure to be fiery.

What’s for dessert? A scoop of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos ice cream, of course.

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Having always wanted a career in writing, Melany couldn't have found a better place than Taste of Home to begin. When she's not scribbling in her notebook or working at her computer, she can be found experimenting with new recipes or relaxing with a book and her cats.