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. Cacio E Pepe
Source: Cacio E Pepe
This recipe for Cacio E Pepe by Dominique Ebra is a delicious blend of creamy and flavorful ingredients, made entirely from simple, plant-based components.
2. Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce
Source: Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce
This Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce by Respectful Living is perfect to pair with tofu, tempeh, or your favorite plant-based protein!
3. Mini Vegan Chocolate Cheesecakes
Source: Mini Vegan Chocolate Cheesecakes
These Mini Vegan Chocolate Cheesecakes by Katia Martin are like vegan heaven in a dessert. They are not difficult to make, but might take a little practice and some patience in getting that perfect little soft serve ice cream swirl.
4. Spicy Chipotle Sweet Potato Chopped Salad
Source: Spicy Chipotle Sweet Potato Chopped Salad
There’s nothing like this Spicy Chipotle Sweet Potato Chopped Salad by Shanika Graham-White which comes loaded with so much bold flavor and healthy ingredients.
5. Butternut Squash and Black Bean Burgers
Source: Butternut Squash and Black Bean Burgers
Squash and beans are a combination I always love in soups, salads, tacos, and burritos, and it’s no surprise that the two ingredients also work great together in a veggie burger. These burgers are excellent with a slice of mozzarella or melty vegan cheese, which adds richness and some extra structural support on a bun. And since the beans and bit of starch do all the work in terms of binding the burger, I recommend the “Smash Burger” cooking method. Also, since this Butternut Squash and Black Bean Burgers by Lukas Volger only calls for half a butternut squash, you might as well roast the other half at the same time and use it for soup. Credit line: Recipe from Veggie Burgers Every Which Way, Second Edition: Fresh, Flavorful, and Healthy Plant-Based Burgers—Plus Toppings, Sides, Buns, and More © Lukas Volger, 2010, 2023. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, The Experiment. Available everywhere books are sold. theexperimentpublishing.com
6. Frozen Peanut Butter Pie
Source: Frozen Peanut Butter Pie
Creamy chocolate and peanut butter swirl is piled inside a no-bake optional crust for a rich and cooling treat. If you’re a fan of peanut butter cups, then this Frozen Peanut Butter Pie by Annie McGee was made for you. Serve semifreddo for the perfect, melty yet chilly treat this summer.
7. No-Bake Creme Brulee
Source: No-Bake Creme Brulee
A classic French dessert, creme brulée, which translates to “burnt cream,” is a cold, creamy, rich custard beneath a crisp coating of burnt sugar. To get to the custard, you need to break through the sugar, and with each mouthful, you get crunchy bits of caramelized sugar as well. There is decadence in every spoonful of creme brulée, which traditionally requires eggs and heavy cream. This No-Bake Creme Brulée by Tina Dawson replaces cream with full-fat coconut milk and eggs with custard powder. Serve with fresh mango for a luxurious flavor combo of creamy custard with sweet, juicy mango.
Source: Vernil by Lyana Blount
Holiday vernil is my take on a popular traditional Puerto Rican dish called pernil. It is a shredded pork shoulder dish that is salty, juicy, garlicky and succulent. My jack-fruit vernil mimics the texture perfectly and still leads to that succulent bite. This Vernil by Lyana Blount is packed with flavors from our seasoning and makes a great comfort food. Credit: Reprinted with permission from Black Rican Vegan by Lyana Blount. Page Street Publishing Co. 2023. Photo credit: Mariana Peláez.
9. Watermelon and Citrus Salad
Source: Watermelon and Citrus Salad
Make this Watermelon and Citrus Salad by Lukas Volger when watermelon is at its peak, sugar-sweet and juicy. I prefer basil to the fresh mint typically used in watermelon salad, but feel free to use mint instead. Credit line: Recipe from Veggie Burgers Every Which Way, Second Edition: Fresh, Flavorful, and Healthy Plant-Based Burgers—Plus Toppings, Sides, Buns, and More © Lukas Volger, 2010, 2023. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, The Experiment. Available everywhere books are sold. theexperimentpublishing.com
Flancocho is a custard that is baked on top of a chocolate cake. Flan is a popular dessert in Puerto Rico, normally made with condensed milk and sugar to make a custard. This Flancocho by Lyana Blount was a recipe I worked on for three months to perfect, and it is now a popular item on the Black Rican Vegan menu. This dessert is sweet, and the custard texture mixed with the moist chocolate cake makes it a perfect bite every time. You’ll need a Bundt pan for this recipe, so make sure to plan ahead. Credit: Reprinted with permission from Black Rican Vegan by Lyana Blount. Page Street Publishing Co. 2023. Photo credit: Mariana Peláez.
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Lead Image: Vernil by Lyana Blount