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Green Monster Approved! 40 Most Popular Vegan Recipes of 2015


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When it comes to popularity, 2015 was the year of comfort food! This list may look like a lot of familiar everyday meals at first glance but fear not — they come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors. Uniqueness and innovation are two of the things that brought each recipe to the very top of the most-shared and most-loved list among Green Monsters. As you work your way through the recipes on this list and we guarantee that you one thing: you won’t taste the same thing twice.

 

  1. Pumpkin Peanut Butter Pancakes

    There is nothing like a gorgeous, sky-high stack of pumpkin peanut butter pancakes to brighten your day! Don’t limit your experience with these buckwheat pancakes to morning. Try them for breakfast, second breakfast, brunch, dinner — or anytime, like the stroke of midnight. There’s no wrong time to eat these pancakes.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  2. Chickpea Flour Quiche

    These little gems are quiches in portable, snackable form, and that’s the just the kind of thing that keeps the world turning. They’re filling, yet surprisingly light, leaving room for other breakfast additions — or more of these quiches.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  3. Blueberry and Granola Breakfast Popsicles

    Patience is a virtue. The hardest part about making these creamy, dreamy breakfast pops is waiting for them to freeze. The good thing is, they’re easy to make! All it takes is blending together almond milk and ripe bananas, and then stirring in sweet fruit and crunchy granola. Try and resist eating them all in one day.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  4. Two Ingredient Vegan Pancakes

    These pancakes are perfect for those of us whose culinary prowess is still in the making, or for anyone who loves an easy, delicious meal. There’s no foolin’ in the title: all it takes is two ingredients, whipped up with some water and a skillet and you’ve got some fantastic basic pancakes that are ready for all kinds of toppings. How about treating yourself with heaps of fresh fruit and coconut whipped cream?

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  5. Hot Chocolate Nutella French Toast

    Get ready for your wildest dreams to come true. This super-indulgent, chocolatey French toast is the ultimate brunch. Serve this warm with coconut whipped cream and you’ll experience French toast like you never had before, in the best possible way. It’s luxurious, chocolatey, and totally irresistible, just the way brunch should be.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  6. Spinach Falafel With Tahini Dressing

    These falafels take us back to basics with beans, lentils, and plenty of green veggies! But don’t let a word like “basic” throw you: they’re anything but boring. They’re yummy enough on their own, but you can real amp it up by eating them wrapped in pita with some extra greens.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  7. Green Goddess Griller

    The ultimate lunchtime indulgence! Nutty pesto, creamy avocado, and melty vegan cheese come together between two pieces of bread to create the grilled sandwich of your dreams.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  8. No-Noodle Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard Lasagna

    This amazing lasagna is gluten-free. Not only that, it doesn’t use any noodles! Butternut squash and mushrooms are just two of the flavorful veggies that are layered with creamy tofu feta and homemade tomato sauce. Yum!

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  9. Lemon and Walnut Linguine With Roasted Broccoli

    This pasta is light, but that doesn’t mean that it’a lacking in flavor! Roasted garlic is mellow and sweet while the toasted breadcrumb-walnut topping gives the dish a depth of flavor and added texture. Go for the highest quality ingredients you can find to make this simple dish a stand-out.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  10. Pumpkin Gnocchi in Spiced Butter Sauce With Lemon Cashew Cream

    Luscious, chewy homemade pumpkin gnocchi blanketed in richly spiced vegan butter sauce, and refreshing lemon cashew cream … who wouldn’t want this indulgent dish for dinner? There are few who come to mind!

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  11. Pesto Gnocchi With Olives and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

    Who doesn’t love a big bowl of fluffy potato dumplings covered in pesto? Not many, that’s who! To make it things even better, it’s topped with sun-dried tomatoes. Mmm, gnocchi!

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  12. The Best Veggie ‘Big Mac’ With Radicchio Slaw

    Forget fast food and frozen! Nothing but the best ingredients go into this awesome veggie burger. Topped with a tangy, crunchy radicchio slaw and creamy avocado, this burger will have you  saying, unironically,“I’m loving it.”

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  13. Cauliflower Chickpea Patties

    What’s amazing about cauliflower is its versatility. The same can definitely be said of these veggies patties. Not only are they great as burgers, but they also can be added to a salad or crumbled up in a skillet for a hearty breakfast scramble. Whatever you choose to do with them, though, their flavor and texture shine through.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  14. 15 Minute Chickpea and Spinach Curry

    Quick, healthy, and also really, really tasty — this curry is all you really need for a satisfying meal. Even though it has only a few ingredients, it’s full-flavored. It’s substantial enough to be eaten on its own, but it’s also recommended that you give it a try with flatbread or whole grains.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  15. Super Simple Potato Curry

    Simplicity is key! It takes about five minutes to prep this dish and only twenty minutes for it to cook. All you need to prepare yourself to experience this dish is cut the potatoes and then add everything to a giant sauce pan. Then it’s about putting your patience to the test in the waiting game.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  16. Roasted Red Pepper, Chickpea, and Spinach Curry

    Chickpeas and spinach are blanketed in a rich coconut curry sauce, spiced with red pepper. It sounds almost too good be true, but thankfully, it’s not. Served on a bed of steamed basmati rice, what more could you want for dinner?

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  17. Super-Simple Sweet Potato and Quinoa Sliders That Will Blow Your Mind

    It takes a mere six ingredients and three steps to create your new go-to dinner. Quinoa, sweet potato, and lentils are the perfect trio for these tasty little burgers. Served with all the trimmings a burger should have, one thing is certain: your mind will be blown by how good they are.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  18. Beer Battered Avocado Tacos

    Fried avocado? Um, yes! There’s just something almost too-perfect about cool and creamy avocado battered and fried to crispy perfection. This recipe is something you could only dream of finding at a carnival.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  19. Noodles With Coconut Lime Dressing

    This raw veggie pasta has all the texture you could want from a noodle dish without the heavy feeling, making it a great summer meal. These raw zucchini noodles are drenched in a creamy, cashew-based cilantro, and coconut-lime sauce, but you can really adjust the sauce with any herbs you like — the only limit is your own imagination!

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  20. Black Bean Burgers With Cilantro Lime Sauce

    A good veggie burger is only as good as its ingredients. That’s not a problem for these! Onion, bell pepper, and a good amount of seasoning bring on the flavor in these meaty black bean burgers. Topped with a cool and tangy cilantro lime sauce, this spicy burger makes an amazing entrée for any day of the week.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  21. Sweet Potato Chickpea Burger With Apricot Mustard and Rosemary Fries

    The Hawaiian-inspired flavors of this burger may as well make named it the official burger of summer! It’s loaded with tons of irresistible flavor and topped with a sweet apricot mustard. And we love a burger recipe that comes with its very own fries — that’s how you guarantee that all the flavors work in perfect harmony.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  22. Creamy Lemon Ziti With Roasted Asparagus

    Ziti noodles are enveloped in a smooth and velvety sauce in this pasta dish. The creamy sauce that sits atop the noodles is blended with the zest and juice of a fresh lemon. And would you believe that it’s made from white beans? That’s right! Finally, a creamy sauce that’s allergen-friendly! The entire dish is paired with roasted asparagus stalks for some healthy greens.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  23. Foolproof Mega Lentil Burger

    It took many years of homemade veggie burger experiments in the kitchen to create the satisfying and nutritious burger that you see above. It’s protein-packed due to lentils and brown rice, with the subtle flavor of sweet potatoes and the tanginess of onions. This burger is truly awesome served the classic way, with plenty of lettuce, tomatoes, and onions on a bun.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  24. Avocatta Lasagna Rolls

    These avocatta lasagna rolls will please the palette of anybody who loves Italian food! What’s avocatta? Instead of your typical cashew-tofu ricotta, these lasagna rolls are filled with a blend of everyone’s favorite stone fruit, avocado, fresh spinach and tomatoes, and dried herbs. The result is as good as it sounds.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  25. Thai Quinoa Burgers

    Delicious, hearty, and full of flavor, these burgers are just as a burger should be, yet totally unique. Curry paste and chili flakes bring on the spicy Thai flavor that makes them unlike any other burger. They’re crispy on the outside but tender on the inside, with not a shred of dryness. You have to try these!

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  26. Raw Creamy Spinach Mushroom Pasta

    Love creamy pasta dishes? Then this is for you! Even if you’ve never tried raw pasta, the combination of the zucchini noodles with creamy, garlicky cashew sauce, and mushrooms is guaranteed to win you over.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  27. Moroccan Spiced Lentil Butternut Squash Burgers

    The spices of Morocco inspired these hearty, flavorful, brown rice and lentil burgers. Warm spices like cinnamon and cumin only serve to enhance the already amazing flavor of carrot and butternut squash. These delightfully aromatic burgers are truly delicious.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  28. Truffled Mushroom Risotto

    This truffled mushroom risotto is the king of comfort foods. It’s loaded with heady and aromatic truffles and silky, savory rice. It’s certainly perfect for a celebratory meal, or as a cozy stay-at-home dinner, enjoyed in your favorite PJs.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  29. Mexican Quinoa Wraps

    There’s no big secret to what makes these wraps so delicious — all you need is a bunch of fresh veggies, beans, and some fluffy cooked quinoa. Wrap those up in a flour tortilla and you’ve got the best on-the-go lunch or after-workout snack with amazing, Mexican-inspired flavors and spices.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  30. Roasted Butternut Squash, Millet, and Lentil Burritos

    There’s little that can compare to indulging in one of these burritos. A filling of roasted butternut squash, lentils, and millet create the heartiest, yummiest, most autumn-y burrito you’ve ever tasted! They’re also great for freezing, meaning you can make ahead and save them for the days when you don’t feel like cooking!

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  31. Chili Lime Lentil Tacos With Spicy Grilled Pineapple Salsa

    Who doesn’t like tacos? Especially tacos that aren’t afraid to load up on full flavor like these! If the spices deter you, don’t worry — one of the beauties of tacos is that they’re customizable. So let the flavors of this recipe be your guide and customize to your heart’s delight! The possibilities are endless.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  32. Rustic, Creamy Portobello Stroganoff

    This dish is so hearty and so meaty that you might forget you’re eating something as healthy as mushrooms. Portobellos, in particular, give it a deep flavor and a thick, meaty texture while cashew cream blended with herbs envelop it in creamy decadence.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  33. Pan-Fried Tofu Steaks With Coriander Cream and Asparagus Spears

    Spicy tofu steaks that get a crispy skin in the pan, a tangy herb dressing, and crunchy green asparagus spears come together to make one delicious dinner entrée that’s so easy to make. This meal is ready to devour in less than thirty minutes.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  34. Thai Peanut Quinoa Salad

    This recipe is pad thai in crunchy salad form! The carrots and bell peppers bring a hint of sweetness, while the broccoli and spinach add their brilliantly green and earth flavors, and it’s all balanced out with the tang of green onions and crunchy peanuts. It’s a perfect blend of flavors and textures, all atop a bed of fluffy quinoa!

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  35. Black Bean Loaf

    After you try this black bean loaf, there’ll be no turning your back on its perfection. It has a crust with just the right about of give and a soft interior that melts in your mouth. You can serve this classic way, with plenty of ketchup, or maybe with some sriracha, if you always find yourself craving something spic

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  36. Kale, Caramelized Onion and Quinoa Tacos

    These tacos are fancy enough to rub elbows with horderves at ritzy dinner parties and easy enough to fit into a hectic weeknight dinner schedule. Not to mention, kale and caramelized onions, with quinoa, wrapped in a tortilla? Yes, please!

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  37. Toasted Mushroom Macaroni

    Hearty whole wheat pasta, toasted for extra flavor, mushrooms gently simmered in white wine, and one generous scoop of cashew cream to finish things off. Best of all, you can make the entire thing in one pan, so instead of fretting over clean-up, you can anticipate the deliciousness that is this tempting macaroni dish.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  38. Buffalo Cauliflower With Sweet Potato Noodles

    At the beginning of 2015, foodies predicted that cauliflower would be the new kale. With otherworldly dishes like this, you’d best believe it’s true! As the cauliflower softens in the oven, it gets ready to soak up the spicy and smoky flavors of the buffalo sauce. Let’s not forget those roasted sweet potato noodles. A-mazing!

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  39. Garlic and Thyme Pan Seared Mushrooms

    Any mushrooms will work for this dish, but you’ll get the best result from portobello, cremini, or chanterelles. Chopped garlic, a splash of white wine, and a generous pinch of thyme just enhance the amazing flavor of mushrooms seared to delicious perfection. If you already love mushrooms, you’ll fall head-over-heels for this dish.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.


  40. Walnut ‘Taco Meat’

    The end-all, be-all of taco and burrito meat! Made from walnuts, the texture and flavor of this is absolutely incredible — and it’s raw. Serve this on tortillas with homemade salsa, cool cashew sour cream, heaps of guacamole, or enjoy it as a taco salad. You really can’t go wrong with this.

    Click here or on the image above to see the recipe.




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120 comments on “Green Monster Approved! 40 Most Popular Vegan Recipes of 2015”

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Ree Urso
6 Months Ago

My kind of food!


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Leah Green
6 Months Ago

And all of these!!! Mikey & Joe


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Karo Tee
6 Months Ago

Eleonora ;)


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Duncan Hutchison
6 Months Ago

Mark Ross Lesley Ross


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Mark Ross
30 Dec 2015

Cheers dude

Lesley Ross
31 Dec 2015

Yummmmm

Malcolm Bauld
6 Months Ago

Amy :-) xx


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Léa Girard Nadeau
6 Months Ago

Hélène Girard Miam


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Elizabeth Ann Watkoski
6 Months Ago

Why does everything have to be spicy?


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Meghan Beattie
6 Months Ago

Audrey Dupuy here's a little teaser...


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Audrey Dupuy
30 Dec 2015

Yummmm

Erin Hoiles
6 Months Ago

Roger Wootton


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Pamela Espinosa
6 Months Ago

Judy Cao


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