2019 has been a year of absolutely beautiful, delicious and eye-catching recipes. This year, we shared some incredible dishes from breakfast to midnight snacks and everything in between! It’s so hard to choose our favorites (we love them all!) so we checked out which recipes were the most popular among readers for the year.
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Without further ado, our most popular recipes from 2019!
1. Portabella Mushroom Gyro
Source: Portabella Mushroom Gyro
Big fat marinated portabellas are what dreams are made of. Dripping with flavor and nestled in spinach, just add the best white sauce ever to these Portabella Mushroom Gyro from High Protein Vegan by Ginny McMeans.
2. Chickpea Spinach Stew
Source: Chickpea Spinach Stew
A comforting and delish bowl of hearty and nutritious Chickpea Spinach Stew by Molly Patrick is exactly what you need on the dinner table tonight! Make sure to make enough for leftovers – trust us, you’ll want them!
3. Crispy Red Lentil Nuggets
Source: Crispy Red Lentil Nuggets
4. Peppered Tofu Steaks
Source: Peppered Tofu Steaks
5. Herb Cauliflower Fritters
Source: Herb Cauliflower Fritters
What’s fab about this Herb Cauliflower Fritters recipe by Gabrielle St. Claire is everything! It’s packed with cauliflower, fresh herbs, involves a handful of ingredients, packs tons of flavor, perfect for any season, great for entertaining!
6. Veggie Stew with Dumplings
Source: Veggie Stew with Dumplings
This Veggie Stew with Dumplings recipe from Fraiche Food will keep you warm throughout the chilly season! This stew is not only delicious, but the addition of the vegan butter at the end softens the flavor. The dumplings will expand, so do not be tempted to make them bigger than the suggested size.
7. Creamy Mushroom Hand Pies
Source: Creamy Mushroom Hand Pies
Great as an appetizer at a party or as a lunch you can grab on the go, these Creamy Mushroom Hand Pies by Trine Rask are absolutely delicious. A creamy, garlicky mushroom filling is sealed within a flaky puff pastry pie crust. The best thing about these little hand pies, other than their portability, is that once you perfect the art of making them you can try them with different types of fillings like tofu scramble for breakfast or fruit for dessert.
8. Chickpea Lentil Coconut Curry
Source: Chickpea Lentil Coconut Curry
This Chickpea Lentil Coconut Curry by Kristina Jug & Mitja Bezenšek is easy and quick to make. This recipe makes about 4-6 portions, so it’s perfect for meal-prep and also freezes very well! So when you are in a pinch, just take one from the freezer, defrost, reheat and serve with rice or with a nice warmed up pita bread!
9. Sweet Potato Veggie Biryani
Source: Sweet Potato Veggie Biryani
Sweet potatoes can be used for every meal, from breakfast through to dinner, from snacks to desserts, plus they are low in fat, rich in fibre and high in vitamins A and E. This Sweet Potato Veggie Biryani by Pamela Higgins is a delicious spiced biryani, packed with flavour and various vegetables alongside sweet potato chunks, rice and chickpeas to result in a complete healthy meal in one dish.
10. Chickpea Flatbread and Marinated Crunchy Chickpeas
This Chickpea Flatbread and Marinated Crunchy Chickpeas from Happy Food is the result of creating a bread that contains it all: crunch, sweetness and spiciness all married together. It’s a typical over-the-top dish that incorporates all amazing ingredients, and it goes well with so many dishes in this book.
11. One-Pot Potato, Spinach and Lentil Dal
Made with dry red football lentils, ripe tomatoes, small tender potatoes and lots of fresh spinach leaves, this fragrant One-Pot Potato, Spinach and Lentil Dal by Julie Zimmer is a healthy, simple meal in one pot. Once your potatoes have been partially cooked in the microwave for 2 minutes and your ingredients are measured and ready to go, it can be made in 25 minutes!
12. Sweet Potato, Quinoa, and Red Lentil Stew
This Sweet Potato, Quinoa, and Red Lentil Stew by Kelly Williams isn’t your typical red lentil stew — the addition of sweet potato and quinoa not only boosts this recipe’s nutritional profile, but also adds a textural counterpoint to the soft red lentils. This recipe is versatile, too. Yellow potatoes or carrots could easily stand in for the sweet potatoes and, if you prefer a creamier soup, a splash of coconut milk will do the trick. Just don’t leave out the lemon juice! Make this cozy red lentil soup on a cold night––it’ll warm you right up!
13. Creamy Garlic Pasta With Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Tomatoes
Grab the juiciest and freshest cherry tomatoes you can find, fresh basil, good quality pasta noodles, and quality olive oil. This Creamy Garlic Pasta With Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Tomatoes recipe by Taavi Moore is healthy, creamy and so yummy!
14. Pancit: Filipino One-Pan Noodles
Source: Pancit: Filipino One-Pan Noodles
Pancit, the Filipino word for “noodles,” is a stir-fry dish that can be made with any type of noodle. In this vegan Pancit recipe by Christin McKamey, rice noodles are stir-fried with vegetables and tofu. As they cook, they’re seasoned with tamari, fresh ginger, and vegetable broth. It’s so fragrant and flavorful––you will be amazed. Vegan Pancit is a simple dish that makes a great weeknight dinner!
15. Chilled Zucchini, Orange, and Basil Soup
This Chilled Zucchini, Orange, and Basil Soup by Philipp Ertl is perfect for a light lunch! Not only is it super easy to make, it’s also low in carbs, but surprisingly filling. The mixture of fresh flavors like raw zucchini, the acidity and sweetness of the orange juice, the fragrance of the basil, and the subtle kick from the tabasco makes this such a refreshing and healthy soup. The pine nuts give add protein and help to fill you up. Easy and nutritious. It will give you a much-needed burst of energy on a hot summer day. The color is also so beautiful! The best thing about this cold zucchini soup is that it only takes about 5 minutes to make in a blender.
Check out last year’s list at 25 Most Popular Vegan Recipes of 2018!
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