10 most popular recipes in January 2024

By Lesego Madisa, 1 February 2024

These are the most popular recipes TASTE readers cooked to kickoff 2024. Curious to know what they cooked this month? We’ve rounded up the top 10 new recipes that you loved the most. Surprisingly, the recipes are more varied than you might think for January!

10. Oat crunchies

This recipe comes from Khanya’s 2023 baking masterclass. It may be an oldie, but it’s still a goodie. It requires just 8 ingredients but you can customise it with additions like chocolate chips, nuts or raisins. Keep it on hand for future bake sales.
Oatie crunchies Get the recipe for oatie crunchies here.

9. 3-ingredient lemon tarts

Puff pastry, condensed milk and lemon juice are all you need to make these dainty pastries. If you’re not a pro baker, this recipe should be top of your list. It’s a quick and dead-easy recipe that’s hard to mess up. Bake a batch to take to the office or to your next picnic. 3-ingredient-lemon-tartsGet the recipe for 3-ingredient lemon tarts here.

8. Loaded TLT sandwich

Back to school and work meant solving one of the hardest questions: what to pack for lunch. This TLT sandwich (tuna, lettuce and tomato) is filling, packs well and doesn’t break the bank. Find more great value lunchbox ideas here.

7. Braaied snoek with sticky apricot glaze

We bet this recipe was the star of many summer braais in January. This is a South African classic and for a good reason. The sweet and sticky glaze pairs well with the salty fish. To make this recipe when the sunny season has passed, grill the snoek in the oven for similar results. Braaied snoek with sticky apricot glazeGet the recipe for braaied snoek with sticky apricot glaze here.

6. Coronation chicken and corn toasties

Coronation chicken is an English chicken dish that's traditionally seasoned with parsley, thyme, bay leaves, cumin, turmeric, ginger and peppercorns, mixed with cream or mayonnaise, and dried apricots. It was served in 1953 for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation. This is a modern take on the classic dish that uses sultanas instead of apricots. The celery and corn kernels add texture and bite to the dish, and serving it on toast takes it to a whole new level.  Get the recipe for coronation chicken and corn toasties here.

5. Harissa-roasted broccoli with herby feta yoghurt

This recipe was a TASTETube hit! Serve it as a side or a starter with toasted pita bread. Clem Pedro takes a medley of brassicas and turns them into an extraordinary dish. If you’re looking for an unexpected way to serve broccoli, this is the recipe to make. Harissa-roasted broccoli with herby feta yoghurtGet the recipe for harissa-roasted broccoli with herby feta yoghurt here.

4. Savoury rice

This is the only foolproof savoury rice recipe you’ll ever need. It’s the perfect side you can cook for any occasion: a braai, midweek dinner, or a dinner party. Get the recipe for savoury rice here

3. Herbed roast chicken with green ratatouille

You can never go wrong with roast chicken. Clem Pedro’s budget-beating recipe is easy on the pocket and easy to follow. The green ratatouille is a genius way of using up any herbs and green veggies you might have in the fridge. Serve alongside all the Sunday roast trimmings if you want to impress, or keep it simple for a midweek roast. Get the recipe for herbed roast chicken with green ratatouille here.

2. Leftover rice chocolate bars

Got leftover rice? Crisp it up in the oven and mix it with melted chocolate, set and slice. Instant chocolate bars without breaking the bank! Get the recipe leftover rice chocolate bars here.

1. Fruit soda punch bowl

If you were partaking in sober January, this was the drink to make. A selection of Woolworths’ sparkling flavoured drinks is mixed in a jug full of citrus-flavoured ice cubes to make a tropical punch you can serve at all your summer occasions. Get the recipe for fruit soda punch bowl here. 

Lesego Madisa

Article by Lesego Madisa

TASTE's commercial content producer loves thrifty recipes, fridge foraging and never says "no" to cake. When she's not flipping through the pages of food mags and cookbooks, she's happily baking and knitting in her tiny apartment.
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