When everyone’s got their eyes on a recipe, you know it must have something special that you will want to try! That’s the case for these 10 vegan viral recipes that went viral last week. They’re some of the best, and trust us when we say that you don’t want to miss out on these incredible viral recipe creations from our bloggers!
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1. Apple Broccoli Salad with Creamy “Honey” Dressing
This Apple Broccoli Salad with Creamy “Honey” Dressing by Katia Martin is deliciously dressed with this vegan sweet Creamy “Honey” Dressing. It is a light yet filling meal salad enough to satisfy any hunger, and is just so finger-licking delicious. I would also highly recommend trying it with some vegan “bacon bits” which complements this yummy salad perfectly. Enjoy!
2. Banana-Caramel Upside-Down Cake
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This Banana-Caramel Upside-Down Cake by Lisa Dawn Angerame is one of the most striking desserts you will ever see. Just look at that swirl of caramelly bananas! Underneath all of that gooey sweet goodness, you will find a deliciously light and slightly tangy white cake made with flax eggs and yogurt. Oh. My. Goodness. It’s kind of perfect. Reprinted with permission from The Vegan ABCs Cookbook by Lisa Dawn Angerame, Page Street Publishing Co. 2021. Photo credit: Alexandra Shytsman
3. Toasted Orzo with Roasted Garlic and Asparagus
There is something magical that happens when you toast orzo on a hot stove. Who would have thought that browning this cute, rice-shaped pasta in melted vegan butter would be the first step in preparing a simple dinner like this? You will love this Toasted Orzo with Roasted Garlic and Asparagus by Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez!
4. Spicy Tofu Rolls
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These Spicy Tofu Rolls by Alan Desmond are ideal for your plant-powered lunchbox. The vegetables need just 10 minutes or so to lightly pickle, making them sharp and sweet with plenty of crunch. Kohlrabi is usually available in the vegetable section throughout the spring and summer. If you can’t find kohlrabi, radishes will work just as well in this recipe.
5. Lentil Quinoa Salad with Nutritional Yeast Dressing
This Lentil Quinoa Salad with Nutritional Yeast Dressing by Caroline Doucet is a quick and easy vegan salad that’s packed with flavor. This nutritious salad is made with quinoa, lentils, leafy greens, carrots, cucumbers and a delicious nutritional yeast dressing. Feel free to add different vegetables using what you have on hand!
6. Tikka Masala Tacos
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Tacos are life and Indian food rules. Put the two together and you’ve got these spicy, creamy, magical Tikka Masala Tacos by 30-Minute Vegan Dinners, Megan Sadd. Don’t be put off by the long ingredients list—it’s mostly dry spices and the meal comes together quickly. Use corn tortillas for a deliciously messy street taco experience. Swap the tortillas for heartier flatbread to make a sturdier wrap. Reprinted with permission from 30 Minute Vegan Dinners by Megan Sadd, copyright Page Street Publishing 2019.
7. Without-a-Wok Jackfruit Lo Mein
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Lo mein means “tossed noodles.” It’s a traditional Chinese dish of noodles tossed with meat, vegetables and brown sauce. I used to love ordering it whenever we went out for Chinese food. In this plant-based version, shredded jackfruit is the meat and the vegetables are mushrooms, carrots and bok choy, but they are definitely swappable with your favorites. Use any noodles you like for this Without-a-Wok Jackfruit Lo Mein by Lisa Dawn Angerame. Reprinted with permission from The Vegan ABCs Cookbook by Lisa Dawn Angerame, Page Street Publishing Co. 2021. Photo credit: Alexandra Shytsman
8. Pink Chia Pudding
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Oatmeal is so yesterday! This Pink Chia Pudding by Valentina Mussi is the perfect meal-prep breakfast for zero effort on mornings when you wish you could’ve stayed in bed. Just make the pudding the night before and leave it in the fridge overnight.
9. Quinoa Tabbouleh
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This classic Middle Eastern salad gets a turbo charge of Quinoa, making it a highly nutritious dish containing all the essential amino acids your body needs to thrive. Quinoa tabbouleh is full of lovely textures and loads of super fresh vibrant flavors. This Quinoa Tabbouleh by Jamie Raftery is a great as a main meal or a side dish to complement almost any meal.
10. Walnut and Fig Slices
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These Walnut and Fig Slices by Maja Brekalo are such a perfect combination of tangy vanilla frosting, luscious fresh figs and an intensely sweet and rich dry fig and walnut base. Who could resist biting into them? Not me! Reprinted with permission from Bake it Vegan by Maja Brekalo, Page Street Publishing Co. 2021. Photo credit: Maja Brekalo.
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