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. Crispy Tofu in a Sweet and Sour Sauce
There are many ways to turn plain, uninteresting tofu into a culinary masterpiece. My preferred method is rather simple, and it’s ideal for those occasions when I want to get dinner on the table in under half an hour: fry or bake until crispy, then combine with a sauce of my choice. The sauce for this Crispy Tofu in a Sweet and Sour Sauce by Maria Gureeva is of an umami variety, which works well with the chewy, crispy tofu. Reprinted with permission from Earthy Vegan Eats by Maria Gureeva, Page Street Publishing, Co. 2021. Photo credit: Maria Gureeva.
2. Peanut Butter Snack Balls
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These Peanut Butter Snack Balls by Clémence Moulaert are a great way to satisfy a growling stomach anytime of the day. Plus, they’re super easy to put together within a few minutes. You just got to wait at least half an hour for them to firm. But, they will beat a vending machine snack any day. Coconut, walnuts, almonds, dates, and peanut butter––that’s it. Well, unless you want to add a little cocoa or cacao powder (a little cocoa never hurt nobody, right?) Try making these healthy peanut butter balls––they’re the perfect snack!
3. Sweet Potato and Jackfruit Coconut Soup
Nothing beats a comforting soup, packed full of vegetables and flavor, on a chilly day. This Sweet Potato and Jackfruit Coconut Soup by Maria Gureeva is a weeknight dinner that the whole family will love. Adjust the amount of paprika you use depending on the level of spice you desire—and maybe even add a teaspoon or two of hot sauce. Serve with creamy mashed avocado and fresh dill to balance out the spice and take this soup to the next level! Reprinted with permission from Earthy Vegan Eats by Maria Gureeva, Page Street Publishing, Co. 2021. Photo credit: Maria Gureeva.
4. Dumplings With a Mushroom-Red Wine Sauce
Delicious dumplings with an elegant red wine sauce will be the perfect dinner for you and a loved one! Enjoy this Dumplings With a Mushroom-Red Wine Sauce by Petra Vogel that feels fancy and romantic.
5. Foolproof Mega Lentil Burger
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We can assure you that this vegan lentil burger is indeed foolproof. If you’re tired of mushy veggie burgers that fall apart, dry ones that taste like cardboard, or expensive store-bought ones with too many ingredients, then give this one a shot. You do need a food processor for this, but not much else. This protein-packed Foolproof Mega Lentil Burger by Renee Press is made with lentils, brown rice, sweet potato, and onion; it’s basically an entire meal in lentil burger form! They’re so satisfying and nutritious!
6. Mini No-Bake Key Lime Pies
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Hello, creamy goodness. You can’t really say no to a healthy no-bake key lime pie, can you?! This Mini No-Bake Key Lime Pies by Robin Browne has a nutty, and simple base, that compliments the star (the filling) beautifully. The filling is creamy, tangy, and full of healthy fats. This gluten and dairy-free dessert is a lovely combination of a key lime pie and a mini key lime cheesecake- the best of both worlds.
7. Wild Rice Salad with Mushroom Bacon
This Wild Rice Salad with Mushroom Bacon by Maria Gureeva will prove that salads need to be neither cold nor boring. A salad done right bursts with flavor and leaves you satisfied for hours, not minutes. It’s a question of having a solid, carby base, plenty of texture, a good dressing and a fun twist—such as the mushroom bacon in this case. The versatility of a rice salad makes it suitable for winter party tables and barbecues alike. If you don’t have wild rice, any rice variety of your choice would make a great alternative! Reprinted with permission from Earthy Vegan Eats by Maria Gureeva, Page Street Publishing, Co. 2021. Photo credit: Maria Gureeva.
8. Pad See Ew: Thai Stir-Fried Noodles
This Pad See Ew: Thai Stir-Fried Noodles by Jess Hoffman is the perfect dish if you’re hungry and in a hurry. These tasty rice noodles are packed full of Chinese broccoli, beansprouts, and tofu to make a meal that is delicious and filling. Enjoy this simple version of a Thai classic with a friend for an easy and impressive dinner.
9. Coconut Pineapple Smoothie
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This Coconut Pineapple Smoothie by Kristen Genton is so incredibly fresh and tropical. The coconut milk adds a certain thickness and flavor to it while all the other fruits just pop right in your mouth
10. Blueberry Lemon Bars
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Toss in some fresh, seasonal blueberries, dust with powdered sugar, and you will be in heaven. These Blueberry Lemon Bars by Taavi Moore will melt in your mouth and you would never believe the “buttery” shortbread crust is gluten-free. You won’t miss any eggs or butter in this recipe.
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