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Why A Simple Sandwich Recipe Is Going Viral On TikTok
The viral grinder salad sandwich recipe taking over TikTok was originally shared by TikToker OhHeyImGray, and now the hashtag "#grindersalad" has more than 14.7 million views. Its most important component is a crunchy, tangy, and creamy blend of shredded iceberg lettuce, red onions, pickled peppers, and homemade dressing.
Grinders, a.k.a. hoagies/heros/dagwoods, are crunchy Italian subs with some fresh, vibrant flavors to balance out the heaviness of the meat, cheese, and bread. The version of the sandwich that really went viral was from the TikTok account CookItErika, whose grinder salad recipe and review videos have millions of views.
The salad component of the sandwich includes banana peppers, shredded lettuce, and sliced red onion tossed in a dressing made with mayonnaise, garlic, red wine vinegar, oregano, and chili flakes. You can add it to your favorite grinder to incorporate a bit of vegetal crunch, or even use it as a dip for chips.
There have been several versions of the salad popping up on TikTok’s FYP — which include everything from a caesar grinder salad recipe to keto and vegetarian versions. If you love Italian sandwiches, this is one salad recipe you're going to want to try, either on its own or heaped high on a sub roll with your favorite cold cuts and cheese.