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Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, and in this case, the beholder is our stomach. Our recipe authors work incredibly hard to bring delicious and stunning recipes to share with the community, and they did not disappoint! Here are some of the most beautiful and eye-catching recipes of May, all of which can be found on our Food Monster App.

1. Portobello ‘Bacon’ Sandwich 
Vegan Portobello ‘Bacon’ Sandwich

A sandwich can be a masterpiece. They don’t ever have to be boring, they can be bright, beautiful and absolutely delicious. This Portobello Sandwich right here is all those things and more. Smoky, savory Portobello mushroom “bacon” is paired with salty olives, spicy arugula, crunchy greens, and a creamy avocado spread. This is a great go-to lunch that you can whip together for lunch the night before.

2. Grilled Peach and Arugula Salad With Grilled Croutons 
Vegan Grilled Peach and Arugula Salad With Grilled Croutons

This casual summertime Grilled Salad features two delicious pairings. First, there’s the kicky flavor contrast of sweet summer peaches with brightly acidic vine-ripened tomatoes. Second, there’s the fun textural juxtaposition of juicy tomatoes and crunchy grilled bread. The tomato-bread mix is a twist on an Italian Panzanella salad, only here it is used a bit more like a garnish for an arugula, peach, and grilled onion salad. A drizzle of balsamic vinegar, lime, and maple syrup brings together all the flavor points in this colorful mix. If you’ve never grilled peaches before, no worries — it’s much easier than it sounds, and quite delicious. You can use nectarines if you like instead.

3. Easy and Quick Summer Minestrone 
Vegan Easy and Quick Summer Minestrone

Vegetable minestrones fun and easy to make, beautiful to look at, and filling in the best way. This particular Summer Version of Minestrone is a bit lighter for summer and has a fast cook time, so no waiting around while it simmers. Packed with fresh summer veggies, this is sure to become a favorite.

4. Bell Pepper Smoked ‘Salmon’ 
Vegan Bell Pepper Smoked ‘Salmon’

Red bell peppers when peeled and marinated develop a flavor and texture reminiscent of Smoked Salmon! It functions as a wonderful toast topping, sushi or sashimi component, or a stand-alone appetizer. The sweet and spicy taste of the red pepper is well complemented by the deep umami miso and the smoke. With the light cooking in the end, the result is an intense and colorful flavor profile that lights up the taste buds.

5. Summer Pesto Pizza
Vegan Summer Pesto Pizza

Thin slices of zucchini stand in for mozzarella, while onions, kalamata olives, pine nuts, pesto, and fresh basil give this Summer Pesto Pizza more than ample flavor and variety.

6. Strawberry Lemonade Macarons
Vegan Strawberry Lemonade Macarons

Turn your favorite, fruity and refreshing drink into an elegant and adorable dessert! These delicious, vegan Strawberry Lemonade Macarons have a perfectly smooth and shiny top, ruffled feet, and a moist, chewy middle. Added rose lemonade into the buttercream frosting along with some lemon creates a delicious strawberry lemonade flavor, These macarons would be perfect to make for an event, as a gift, or as a little snack.

7. Creamy Spreadable Pesto CheeseVegan Creamy Spreadable Pesto Cheese

This delicious vegan cheese is spreadable, incredible, and will be almost impossible for you to stop eating. The soft, creamy cashew cheese is perfumed with a simple pesto made with fresh basil and a bit of garlic. This is the perfect cheese to put out at a party or you can use it as a topping to make any pasta dish extra special.

8. Fresh Summer Peach and Fennel Salad 
Vegan Fresh Summer Peach and Fennel Salad

This Summer Peach and Fennel Salad is the epitome of summer. A bright, fresh bowl full of lovely texture contrasts, crunchy nuts, soft fruit, crisp veggies. The peach brings the taste of summer, and the lime dressing punches it up with a touch of sweet and sour.

9. Quick High-Protein Teriyaki, Tofu, and Cauliflower Rice Bowl
Vegan Quick High-Protein Teriyaki, Tofu, and Cauliflower Rice Bowl

Who’s ready to try a BIG bite of this teriyaki tofu goodness? Hand raised up real high! This teriyaki tofu bowl recipe with cauliflower rice combines protein, vegetables, and a delectable savory sauce for a healthier low-carb dinner. Each piece of lightly crisp and tender tofu glazed with savory sauce is super satisfying. Feel free to toss in your favorite veggies, too!

10. Quick and Easy Refried Bean and Veggie Tacos
Quick and Easy Refried Bean and Veggie Tacos

These Vegetable Tacos are incredibly easy to make and require almost zero prep time. Just gently heat the taco shells in the oven while you heat up your refried beans and your protein, then toss everything inside the warm taco shells and serve them with guacamole. These tacos are so effortless – every night can be taco night.

11. Beautiful Berry Coconut Smoothie Bowls 
Vegan Beautiful Berry Coconut Smoothie Bowls

Mornings can be rough. All the more reason to brighten up the start of your day with this beautiful breakfast bowl! It’s loaded with good-for-you ingredients like bananas, mixed berries, coconut water, flaxseed meal, and oats, and the best part is it can be completely customized to your liking.

12. BBQ Lentil Meatballs
Vegan BBQ Lentil Meatballs

BBQ Lentil Balls. Simple plant-based ingredients of lentils, rice, mushrooms, and BBQ sauce. Vegan protein-packed dish! Great as a post-work meal or to bring to outdoor BBQ events!

13. No-Bake Berry and Spinach Cashew Cream Bars
Vegan No-Bake Berry and Spinach Cashew Cream Bars

These beautiful Berry Bars embody the delightful pastels of spring and the taste as good as they look. Each layer is luxurious, creamy, and packed full of blueberries, strawberries, and spinach. Don’t panic, you don’t taste the leafy green; it’s just for color.

14. Overnight Strawberry and Coconut Chia Pot
Vegan Overnight Strawberry and Coconut Chia Pot

These Overnight Chia Pots are ultra creamy and fruity, a tasty and refreshing way to start the day or a feel-good dessert!

15. Spiral Eggplant and Zucchini Veggie Tart 
Vegan Spiral Eggplant and Zucchini Veggie Tart

Multi-colored veggies are used to create a dish that’s not only beautiful but delicious. The real beauty of these Veggie Tarts is that you can swap out the veggies for other colorful veggies of your liking, such as red and golden beets. These are perfect as part of the main course, topped with vegan cheese.

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Lead Image Source: Beautiful Berry Coconut Bowls

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