Of all the hundreds of vegan recipes right here on vegetarian.about.com, here are the most popular, according to interest. If you're looking for a new vegan recipe to try, give one of these a shot and see if you don't just agree that they're the best! Don't forget you can always browse through all the vegetarian recipes here, or all the vegan recipes here,
Curious about what the most popular vegetarian recipes are? You'll find them here: Most popular vegetarian recipes of... 2015.
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Lots of people must be wondering what to do with tofu, because this basic and easy fried tofu recipe is one of the most popular vegan recipes here on About.com. Tofu is coated with a light flour-based breading and seasoned lightly with nutritional yeast, garlic powder and salt and pepper. It makes a great add-on to just about any vegetable stir-fry recipe, vegan noodle recipe or even a green salad.
See also: Wondering what to do with tofu?
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There's really no wrong way to make a simple vegan stir-fry, but this simple vegetable and tofu stir-fry recipe is one of the most popular. Tofu and plenty of veggies are cooked in a simple sauce made with ginger, lemon juice and a bit of soy sauce. There's plenty more ways to make a vegan vegetable stir-fry, but for some reason, this one is particularly popular.
See also: 16 ways to stir-fry tofu
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Lentil soup is one of those recipes that should be in every cook's repertoire, whether you're vegetarian, vegan or not. Lentils are available in most grocery stores and are high in protein, healthy and very cheap. Use a gluten-free or homemade vegetable broth, and this lentil soup is gluten-free as well as vegan. There must be something about simple homemade vegan soups that everyone loves, because this basic vegan vegetable soup recipe is also one of the most popular vegan recipes on... About.com, as well as this homemade minestrone and this carrot and coconut curry soup.
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Next up is tofu scramble, which is one of those things that just about every single vegan tries out when they first go vegan - I know I did. And with good reason. It's super quick, easy and cheap to make for breakfast, you can add just about any extra ingredients you like, and who doesn't love hot breakfast from time to time?
See also: More tofu scramble recipesContinue to 5 of 11 below.
05 of 11Vegetarian and vegan lentil loaf made with rice and lentils is super cheap and easy recipe for families on a budget. Made from just a few inexpensive ingredients, this is a great way to stretch your budget on a vegan diet. Smother your homemade vegetarian and vegan lentil loaf in gravy, serve up a plate of mashed potatoes and enjoy a lentil loaf as a holiday or a vegetarian Thanksgiving entree.
See also: 10 simple vegetarian loaf recipes to try
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If you know plenty of vegans, then you won't be surprised that a vegan cake made the list of the top ten most popular vegan recipes on this site. It's true: vegans love cake. And, for some reason, I've noticed that vegans tend to particularly love carrot cake, but I don't have any theories as to why. At any rate, this vegan carrot cake recipe has nothing but five-star reviews, so you know it's a keeper.
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Vegan pancakes are just as easy as the egg and dairy version, and most of the time, you probably can't tell the difference anyways. Considering that vegan pancakes are cheaper (egg replacer is a frugal bargain compared to real eggs) and are lower in fat and cholesterol free, it boggles my mind why anyone would not make vegan pancakes! Here's a basic vegan pancake recipe to try, but you might also want to try these vegan strawberry pancakes (they're made with a bit of extra sugar so... they're slightly sweet). Also popular on about.com? Vegan French toast!
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I personally love this recipe, because I'm more of a vegetable person than a bean person - I love getting my five a day! This vegan chili recipe is stacked full of veggies, including broccoli, zucchini and mushrooms. Another recipe that just barely didn't make the best of list is this super easy vegan chili with TVP.
See also: More homemade vegan chili recipesContinue to 9 of 11 below.
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Want to know how to make homemade almond milk? Lots of people apparently look for a homemade vegan dairy substitute, which brings them to this easy homemade almond milk recipe. The god news is, it's easier than you might think and just about foolproof, so go ahead and give it a try. I'm also a big fan of my soymilk maker for larger batches of milk substitutes, for baking and for avoiding trips to the grocery store. It's been well worth the cost for me.
See also: More vegan milk... substitutes
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And finally, just barely making it into the top ten vegan recipes on about.com, another classic: Vegan chocolate chip cookies! This simple recipe has plenty of positive reviews, and just about everybody loves chocolate chip cookies. But don't stop there. There's plenty more variations to try. How about this vegan chocolate chip cookie with bacon and sea salt? Or less fancy but still delicious is these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.
See also: More vegan cookie recipes
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