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. Green Apple Smoothie
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Get your apple a day with this creamy and satisfying Green Apple Smoothie! This Green Apple Smoothie by Carol Clayton is made with spinach, apple, and banana, it’s naturally sweet and full of plant-based nutrients. Raw, vegan, gluten-free, and oh so tasty!
2. Banana Cupcakes
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A vegan banana cupcake – a marvel of plant-based confection. Light and just sweet enough without being too much, they’re exactly like a really delicious slice of banana bread, but in a delicate and refined cupcake form. And when complimented with a super simple peanut butter frosting and a sprinkle of ground walnuts, these Banana Cupcakes by Cameron Keller are truly an experience that your taste buds are not going to want to miss!
3. Sheet Pan Ratatouille
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This Sheet Pan Ratatouille by Toni Okamoto does take a while from start to finish, but because the ratatouille is in the oven for the majority of that time, I still consider this a quick and easy dish! Unlike some ratatouille recipes that have you layer thinly sliced vegetables in an ornate spiral design, here the veggies are simply diced and tossed together on a sheet pan—no need to worry about your design or stand stirring a pot on the stove. There’s so much to love about ratatouille, especially its versatility. Try it atop rice, a hollowed out roasted squash, or pasta, or spoon it over a thick slice of bread and top with your favorite vegan cheese. Excerpted from Plant-Based on a Budget: Quick and Easy (BenBella Books).
4. Carving Board Seitan ‘Pastrami’
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This Carving Board Seitan ‘Pastrami’ by Joni Marie Newman is mouthwateringly delicious and tastes just like it has been sliced fresh and served up hot from the deli counter. This salty, savory deli-casy will make you the sandwich of your dreams or you can just eat it as is – it’s that good!
5. Tater Tot Casserole
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Tater tots are great stand-ins for hash browns, making this casserole a hearty breakfast option for cold winter mornings, but I’m known to make it for dinner, too! This Tater Tot Casserole by Toni Okamoto is hearty, packed with protein, and deliciously satiating. Excerpted from Plant-Based on a Budget: Quick and Easy (BenBella Books).
6. Ginger-Beet Moscow Mules
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Have you ever seen a cocktail this vibrant and beautiful? With this recipe for these Ginger-Beet Moscow Mules by Eat More Plants, Molly Krebs, you get your vitamins and minerals while you’re having a cocktail. What could be better?
7. Galaxy Chia Pudding Stars
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This Galaxy Chia Pudding Stars by Lola Till is an easy breakfast to make so much fun to eat!
8. Sweet Potato, Kale, and Black Bean Quinoa Salad
Source: Sweet Potato, Kale, and Black Bean Quinoa Salad
This Sweet Potato, Kale, and Black Bean Quinoa Salad by Caroline Doucet is tossed in a simple garlic vinaigrette and nutritional yeast for a nutritious, light meal that’s packed with flavor. Start by roasting the sweet potatoes. While the sweet potatoes are roasting, you can prepare the rest of the recipe, which is basically just cooking the quinoa and preparing the sauce. The vinaigrette is a simple mix of oil, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and garlic. Whisk it all together and toss it with the quinoa, black beans, kale and sweet potatoes. That’s it. This kale and quinoa salad is so simple. Everything is done in the time it takes you to roast the sweet potatoes. In other words, it’s done in 30 minutes. Roasted vegetables add so much flavor and the sweet potatoes pair perfectly with kale and black beans. This kale and quinoa salad might be one of your new go-to meals!
9. Spicy Chipotle Rice and Beans
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If your diet consists of beans and rice (like ours does), then you need to have this in your recipe book on hand at all times! It’s not just your typical beans and rice, but it adds LOADS of flavor for not that much more work. This Spicy Chipotle Rice and Beans by Kristen Genton will definitely jazz up your weekly beans and rice kick. It’s great on its own, but in tacos or burritos it would shine!
10. Pesto Stuffed Garlic Bread
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This Pesto Stuffed Garlic Bread by Erin Bruns is an quick and easy appetizer for your next party that is easily cutomizable and sure to impress your guests.
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Lead Image: Sheet Pan Ratatouille by Toni Okamoto