This TikTok Trend is the New Avocado Toast. Lizzo on Making It Vegan

|Updated Jul 20, 2021
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Move over avocados, there's a new toast in town "everyone is talking about," and it's topped with ricotta cheese, according to the latest viral cooking trend on TikTok. The 'new' toast topping that's gone viral has Lizzo's seal of approval (among many others) after she told her 16.8 million TikTok followers:

"OK YALL CONVINCED ME ? RICOTTA TOAST IS THE NEW AVOCADO TOAST," in a video where she made the toast with a special ingredient, plant-based cheese.

How to Make the Ricotta Toast Trend Vegan

There are different variations of the toast and Lizzo is just one of the hundreds of thousands of TikTok users to smear the fluffy cheese spread on a crispy piece of toast (usually sourdough) and top it with arugula, sauteed cherry tomatoes in EVOO, honey for sweetness (substitute agave if you're vegan), and chili flakes for heat (optional). Everyone's recipe is different and the original calls for dairy cheese but ever since Lizzo went vegan she's shown the world which alternatives work the same way, if not better.

In her video, the pop singer uses a cashew and almond milk blend-based ricotta from Misha's Kind Food and describes the taste as "fireeeeee." There are other ingredients in the product such as locally sourced fresh herbs, veggies, and spices without vegetable oils, soy, fillers, starches, or nutritional yeast. If you are an ethical vegan, use agave for sweetness instead of honey.

Other users like @blewsfoods whip up ricotta toast with a maple tomato jam and @Mikel_Anthony makes his ricotta from scratch and tops it with raspberry jam and rosemary. Depending on your preferences, your toast recipe can be a sweet treat or a savory snack and if you make yours vegan, share it with us on Instagram.

Lizzo Went Plant-Based Over a Year Ago

Ever since Lizzo went plant-based, she's documented several recipe tutorials on her social media platforms, which in fact have put foods like carrots and cereal back on the map.

In a recent recipe video, Lizzo expressed her love for a Morrocan-influenced carrot dip she found on TikTok by recipe developer @lhabco and showed us spreading it on vegetable sambusas and wheat crackers, and how she turned the leftovers into a juice and 'hot dogs' for the ultimate "carrot feast."

Prior to that, Lizzo shared everything she eats in a day on her vegan diet which included 'nature's cereal,' the viral recipe that made the artificial sugar-filled breakfast a whole lot healthier. The bowl of fresh berries and pomegranates is enjoyed with coconut water and eaten with a spoon, just like you would with cereal, but for fewer calories. She also showed us how to make vegan nachos with walnut meat and Brussels sprouts, and her lunch of choice, Banza Chickpea Pasta Mac and Cheese with dino kale, spinach, and yams.

Lizzo is still making moves in the kitchen, and after her ricotta toast recipe, we expect to see her try out other viral recipes we love. To stay updated on the trends–and Lizzo of course– subscribe to our daily newsletter below for lifestyle and culture moments happening in the plant-based world. If you want to eat more plant-based and try new creative vegan recipes, sign up for our free Recipe of the Day newsletter.

Sandra Oh and 20 Others It Might Surprise You to Learn Are Plant-Based

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1. Paul McCartney

Sir James Paul McCartney is no stranger to a meat-free life as he's been vegetarian for 45 years. He initially went vegetarian in 1975 with his first wife Linda McCartney and began his advocacy for animal rights.

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2. Sia

If you find yourself constantly singing along to the song The Greatest, then you're already a Sia fan. Sia tweeted that she is "fully vegan now" back in 2014 and stays true to her word

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3. Sandra Oh

Way back at the start of Grey's Anatomy, Sandra Oh took the cast out for a plant-based lunch at Truly Vegan in Hollywood. In her effort to inspire contemporaries to eat vegan, the TV star is known to invite her friends for vegan meals that are delicious. She adopted the vegan lifestyle years ago and continues to quietly live a cruelty-free life.

4. Gisele Bündchen

Giselle revealed that when she was at the peak of her modeling career, her diet consisted of "cigarettes, wine, and mocha Frappuccinos," according to an interview in People Magazine. Now 39 and the mother of two children, Gisele eats a "mostly" plant-based diet to nourish her body and stay fueled.

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5. Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin has made a bigger commitment to plant-based eating since he was first told by doctors that he was pre-diabetic and needed to change his diet. That was decades ago. But, over the last few years, he's been vocal about the benefits not only to his health but also the impact plant-based eating has on the environment.


7. Pamela Anderson

We all remember Pamela Anderson as the curvaceous blonde in the hit series Baywatch as she played Casey Jean in the red one-piece swimsuit that brought her world-class fame. She is a life-long active animal rights advocate and teamed up with PETA to join the Animal Protection Organization.

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8. Kristen Stewart

"We shouldn't eat as much meat guys," Kristen Stewart told GQ in an interview in January. The Twilight star has made a full 180 from vampire to vegan. When she appeared on the game show "Hot Ones" she chose to skip the wings and instead compete by eating increasing spicier sauce on vegan cauliflower wings.


9. Jared Leto

This award-winning actor eats a high-protein diet consisting of only plants. Leto, who has been plant-based for 20 years, says it keeps him "shredded" in an interview. Now, 48, Leto looks half his age.


10. Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith switched up his diet from vegan to vegetarian, meaning that he doesn't eat meat but does eat dairy from time to time. In a recent article by Plant Based News, Smith admits he skipped meals and was not getting the proper nutrition when he was vegan, but this hasn't stopped him from espousing the plant-based life.

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11. Meghan Markle

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex has never admitted to being fully vegan, but sources say, she eats a plant-based diet most days during the week. She is teaching Prince Harry vegan cooking and in a Plant-Based News article, Markle explained how she hopes to raise baby Archie on a mostly vegan diet.

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12. Serena Williams

As a professional athlete, fueling the body is a key factor to Willaim's successes. In a Bon Appetite article, she explained that she adopted a plant-based diet back in 2012, she was eating a lot "healthier" for her sister, Venus, who eats a strict vegan diet for health reasons.

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13. John Mackey

The popular grocery store, Whole Foods Market sells vegan products and nonvegan products which arises black lash from ethical vegans as CEO John Mackey follows a strict vegan diet. The successful businessman grew up in Houston Texas and told Business Insider that he would traditionally eat processed foods for dinner while watching TV with his family. Now, Mackey steers clear from the processed isle and eats a clean vegan diet and feels amazing at the age of 65.

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14. Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz, singer of the popular song, I'm Yours, committed to a vegan diet to support his friend diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Mraz says he eats mostly raw food and told magazine sources his favorite vegan dish is "Chocomole, a mixture of avocados, dates, cacao, agave nectar, and coconut oil."


15. Leona Lewis

Long time vegan, Leona Lewis grew up in a vegan household and continues to eat a plant-based diet. Lewis first adopted the diet at 12 when she learned about the health risks of eating animal products but told Women's Health Magazine she occasionally eats an omelet. She also mentioned her 2:30 lunch is normally a kale salad topped with dried cranberries and she loves a veggie stir-fry for dinner.


16. Hannah Teter

Hannah Teter changed her diet after watching the documentary, Earthlings when she discovered how "horrible" factory farming is. After a strict vegetarian diet, Teter liked the way she performed as an athlete and believes that her diet helped her win gold at the 2006 games.


17. Maggie Q,

You may recognize Maggie Q as the star of the Nikita series, but in the plant-based world, she's well-known for her heroic activism. Maggie Q has followed a strict vegan diet for 19 years, making her a true veteran of the lifestyle. She made the plant-based diet transition because she felt sluggish and had low energy, she has said. The famous actress keeps in shape by eating veggies and plant-based protein and working out with a passion.

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18. Madelaine Petsch,

Winner of the first Masterchef vegan cook-off with Gordon Ramsay, Madelaine Petsch was raised vegetarian and went completely vegan at age 14. She claims that she started this diet before it was "trendy" and shot a campaign for PETA last year wearing a dress made of bok choy. Petsch says her vegan diet allows her to feel "healthier" and not "lethargic."

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19. Millie Bobbi Brown

After doing a little sleuthing on her social media platforms we think Millie Bobbi Brown qualifies as plant-based. Whether or not she is actually skipping all meat and dairy, one thing is for sure: She eats mostly salads, vegetables and grains and lives a predominantly plant-based lifestyle full of healthy foods.


20. Chloe and Halle Bailey

The grammy-nominated sisters went vegan for a week with their mom but liked it so much they decided to stick with it. For one thing, it helps keep their "voices in shape" by eating a vegan diet and they emphasize the fact that dairy helps to limit extra mucus build-up, according to a PETA interview.

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21. Hilary Duff

Best known for her role as Lizzie Mcguire in the long-running series, Hilary Duff is a recent vegan advocate and entrepreneur. She recently launched the vegan and cruelty-free eyeshadow palette, "Day Dreamer" and changed her diet to plant-based last fall.