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. Sweet and Salty Peanut Mousse
Source: Sweet and Salty Peanut Mousse
Silken tofu has all the attributes to give any dessert that silky texture. If you are a peanut butter lover, you will enjoy this Sweet and Salty Peanut Mousse by Llyod Rose. Don’t leave out the sea salt on top, as it really takes this mousse to new heights. Reprinted with permission from Crazy Good Vegan by Lloyd Rose. Page Street Publishing Co. 2022. Photo credit: Sarah Kermalli.
2. Falafel Bowls
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These falafel bowls are as delicious as they are satisfying. This Falafel Bowls by Bri Beaudoin calls for soaking dried chickpeas overnight, so make sure you plan ahead. As much as I love to encourage substitutions, in this recipe using dried chickpeas is a MUST. Canned chickpeas will introduce too much moisture and make the falafel mushy. As you pulse the mixture, it might be tempting to throw in extra binders, but trust me, it doesn’t need it. Use a light hand when shaping and don’t compact the falafel too much—you don’t want them to be dense. These homemade falafel balls are baked rather than deep-fried. If you have an air-fryer, use it for an even crispier exterior.
Excerpted from Evergreen Kitchen: Weeknight Vegetarian Dinners for Everyone by Bri Beaudoin. Copyright © 2022 Bri Beaudoin. Photography by Anguel Dimov. Published by Penguin Canada, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.
3. Orange Citrus Pesto Pasta
Source: Orange Citrus Pesto Pasta
With this Orange Citrus Pesto Pasta by Tiffani Thompson and Larone Thompson we wanted to create a fun play on pesto that really kicks up the bright, fresh citrus angle. The addition of a whole orange balances out the lemon juice, rounding out the flavors and preventing it from tasting too tart. By swapping out the customary pine nuts for almonds, this pesto also acquires pleasant nutty-sweet undertones. And finally, this version is completely vegan because it doesn’t use Parmesan cheese. If you want, you can always grate some cheese to add as a last-minute garnish. Credit: Reprinted with permission from Noodle Worship by Tiffani & Larone Thompson. Page Street Publishing Co. 2022. Photo credit: Becky Winkler.
4. Salad with Beetroot Burger Patties
This Salad with Beetroot Burger Patties by Alchemy Eats is a light and healthy summer salad with delicious homemade beetroot burger patties. Mixed with black beans, oats, and a few spices they make a great low ingredient but easy to make burger patty recipe. The best part about the burger patties is that you can change the flavor to suit your taste!
5. Mediterranean Cabbage Soup
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6. Lentil Dumplings: Savory Indian Donuts
These Lentil Dumplings: Savory Indian Donuts by Anupa Joseph are a delicious and satisfying Indian dish, infused with aromatic spices and tons of flavor. Adding the rice flour to the mixture helps to make them crispy.
7. Spicy Curried Potato Dumplings
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Potato balls in spicy curry sauce are hearty, spicy and aromatic. If you like the Indian cuisine, you will love this dish! These Spicy Curried Potato Dumplings by Deniz Kilic mainly consist of boiled potatoes and yellow lentils (red also work naturally). The easy-to-prepare red curry sauce gives the dish a very nice sharpness.
8. Acorn Squash and White Bean Stew
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This Acorn Squash and White Bean Stew by Megan Calipari will warm you up on the coldest day. Its hearty and full of veggies and this recipe makes a big pot so you can eat dinner and lunch for a few days. Or you can eat it for every single meal while you’re fighting off a gnarly cold like I did a couple weeks ago. No regrets.
9. 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!
10. Shortcut Brothy Beans
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It’s hard to beat home-cooked beans, but sometimes you don’t have hours to spend cooking. This Shortcut Brothy Beans by Bri Beaudoin instead infuses canned beans with heaps of flavor, in a fraction of the time. In addition to the usual suspects—shallots, garlic, and herbs—tomato paste and miso add an extra depth of flavor. It’s an impressive level-up for canned beans! You can easily double the recipe if you want extra beans on hand for other meals throughout the week. Excerpted from Evergreen Kitchen: Weeknight Vegetarian Dinners for Everyone by Bri Beaudoin. Copyright © 2022 Bri Beaudoin. Photography by Anguel Dimov. Published by Penguin Canada, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.
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