10 Millennial Recipes That Actually Have Staying Power

It’s no secret that millennials are food-obsessed—just look at every carefully staged, perfectly lit shot of avocado toast on Instagram. But while it’s all too easy to make fun of whatever kimchi-topped grain bowl is all the rage with the kids, we admit that they might be on to something. When it comes to food, millennials are big on exploring other cultures and focusing on heath (with a few indulgent treats for good measure)—both trends we’ll happily emulate. Here are ten millennial recipes that we’ll be making for years to come.

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Avocado Toast

About as #basic as it gets. But oh-so delicious.

The Full Helping

Warm Kimchi Bowl With Spicy Broccoli And Sesame-scallion Wild Rice

For millennials, kimchi is the condiment of choice, and with good reason—the Korean side of fermented, pickled cabbage gives everything a spicy, briny kick.


Cacio E Pepe Brussels Sprouts

This recipe is a multitasker, combining two millennial favorites—cacio e pepe, a simple pasta dish with cheese and black pepper, and roasted Brussels sprouts.


Green Machine Smoothie Bowl

This perfect breakfast is super healthy, totally Insta-ready, and includes prime millennial ingredients like avocado and matcha powder.

Two Peas and Their Pod

Chocolate Mint Brownie Milkshake

Over-the-top milkshakes are totally a thing. This home version is slightly tamer (i.e., it isn’t topped with a full box of doughnuts plus a chocolate cake), but with brownies blended into the ice cream and crumbled on top, it’s till plenty indulgent.

Plays Well With Butter

Easy Golden Turmeric Latte

Turmeric, a spice packed with antioxidants and known to reduce inflammation, is everywhere these days. Try it with cinnamon and ginger in this delicious (and pleasingly yellow) latte.

Floating Kitchen

Baked Sweet Potatoes With Garlicky Kale And Almond Butter

Kale? Check. Sweet potatoes? Check. Almond butter? Check. It’s the big three of millennial ingredients.


Overnight Oats With Almonds And Blueberries

We love the overnight oats trend: a healthy, hearty breakfast just waiting to be eaten in the morning.

Gimme Some Oven

Blue Cheese Bacon Macaroni And Cheese

Millennials are all about elevated versions of comfort food, and we are here for it.

Ambitious Kitchen

Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad With Cherries, Goat Cheese And Candied Walnuts

How did we live without quinoa salad? (Psst: Do you know about the trick to make it taste even better?).