100+ Best Vegan Recipes Perfect for Veganuary

These are our best, yet simple vegan meal ideas to make your life easy.

Vegan recipes have become more popular than ever for both adults and kids. For many, it's a lifestyle choice, while others are looking for healthy vegan recipes for weight loss or simply want less meat and dairy in their diet. So, we rounded up vegan recipes and meal ideas for everyone and every occasion.

Among our best recipes, we found vegan breakfast ideas, delicious vegan dips, easy side dishes, energizing smoothies, amazing vegan soups, vegan slow cooker dinner recipes, and mouthwatering desserts. So, whether you're looking for a vegan breakfast bar, kale chip snacks, roasted vegetables, quick vegan stir-fry, delicious pumpkin coconut soup, or vegan chocolate chip cookies (yum!), you will find it here.

We hope you’ll enjoy this carefully curated list of the best vegan recipes on Parade.com. But first, let's take a look at what it means to eat a vegan diet.

Related: 45 Best Vegan Side Dishes

What is a vegan diet?

A vegan diet, or veganism, means you don't consume anything made from animal products. So while this includes meat and fish, it also includes eggs, cheese, and any milk that comes from animals.

Vegan Recipes In This Article

  • Dinner

  • Side Dishes

  • Soups

  • Breakfast

  • Smoothies & Drinks

  • Snacks & Dips

  • Desserts

Related: 45 Best Vegan Casseroles

Best Vegan Recipes for Dinner

Looking for some great vegan dinner recipes the whole family will love? Try our best vegan dinner meal ideas, including hearty vegan veggie loaf, slow cooker ratatouille, Asian stir-fry, vegan chili, black bean burgers, tasty noodle bowls, easy fresh vegan pesto, spicy pho beef, portobello tacos, and more.

Roasted Garlic Vegan Alfredo

<p><a href="https://parade.com/906987/melaniemcdonald/roasted-garlic-vegan-alfredo/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Melanie McDonald" class="link ">Melanie McDonald</a></p>

Where are my garlic lovers? Gather round and get ready for this indulgent tangle of creamy, garlicky, restaurant-level fettuccine that you can make from scratch really easily. If you have never roasted garlic in its skin, quite frankly, you don’t know what you are missing. It is absolutely deliciously mild and sweet, which is why we can get away with using two full heads in this recipe.

Get the recipe: Roasted Garlic Vegan Alfredo

Slow Cooker Holiday Pecan Veggie Loaf

<p><a href="https://parade.com/842804/kathyhester/slow-cooker-holiday-pecan-veggie-loaf/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kate Lewis" class="link ">Kate Lewis</a></p>

When you're making veggie loaves or baking in your slow cooker, I recommend using an oval shaped Crock Pot.

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Holiday Pecan Veggie Loaf

Crispy Tofu

<p><a href="https://parade.com/911595/parade/learn-how-to-make-crispy-tofu-for-vegetarian-stir-fry-in-our-latest-episode-of-plate-it-perfect/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Callie Blount" class="link ">Callie Blount</a></p>

This easy vegan/vegetarian stir-fry looks great on its own in the pan, or over a bowl of white rice, cauliflower rice or quinoa.

Get the recipe: Crispy Tofu

Vegan Mushroom Tacos

<p><a href="https://parade.com/991086/parade/danny-trejos-vegan-mushroom-tacos-will-blow-your-mind/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mark Boughton" class="link ">Mark Boughton</a></p>

Meaty mushrooms are marinated in smoky-bright asada sauce and topped with pumpkin-seed pesto for rich, satisfying vegan tacos.

Get the recipe: Vegan Mushroom Tacos

Slow Cooker Ratatouille

<p><a href="https://parade.com/27614/delishfamilyslowcooker/slow-cooker-ratatouille/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ian Wallace" class="link ">Ian Wallace</a></p>

This hearty vegetarian meal is packed with fresh flavor and good-for-you veggies. Serve with soft, creamy polenta.  Note: This dish is suitable to freeze, although it is much better right after cooking.

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Ratatouille

Paprika Portobello Tacos

<p><a href="https://parade.com/31514/sarah/paprika-portobello-tacos/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Kids Cook Monday" class="link ">The Kids Cook Monday</a></p>

Earthy portobello mushrooms are seasoned with lemon pepper, apple cider vinegar and paprika before being wrapped up in soft corn tortillas. The whole family will love customizing these tacos with their favorite combos of cabbage, cilantro, onion, avocado and salsa.

Get the recipe: Paprika Portobello Tacos

Veggie Grill Vegan All-American Burger

<p><a href="https://parade.com/842230/alisonashton/veggie-grill-vegan-all-american-burger/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mark Boughton" class="link ">Mark Boughton</a></p>

Veggie Grill is a popular Los Angeles-area plant-based eatery that serves this vegan riff on a classic cheeseburger. They use Beyond Burger, a plant-based patty that mimics the juiciness, texture and aroma of beef (available at Whole Foods across the country).

Get the recipe: Veggie Grill Vegan All-American Burger

Crispy Coconut-Scallion Rice

<p><a href="https://parade.com/903147/parade/bobby-flay-crispy-coconut-scallion-rice-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ed Anderson" class="link ">Ed Anderson</a></p>

This simple, addictive crispy rice helped celebrity chef Bobby Flay win a throwdown on Beat Bobby Flay. We think it will become a fave in your kitchen, too! TIP: Allowing the cooked rice to cool completely is key to achieving a nice, crispy texture. You can even use leftover rice from Chinese takeout, says Flay.

Get the recipe: Crispy Coconut-Scallion Rice

Sheila's Favorite Vegetable Chili

<p><a href="https://parade.com/30402/sheilalukins/sheilas-favorite-vegetable-chili/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Steven Mark Needham" class="link ">Steven Mark Needham</a></p>

Cut the veggies into large pieces, so this dish appears as hearty as any beef chili.

Get the recipe: Vegetable Chili

Niecy Nash's Vegan Spicy Pho Beef

<p><a href="https://parade.com/673130/parade/niecy-nashs-vegan-spicy-pho-beef/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Rob Ector" class="link ">Rob Ector</a></p>

Niecy Nash—star of TNT's Claws—recently went vegan with her diet in the past year, a choice she said she now loves. "My husband and I both watched the documentary What the Health on Netflix and went cold turkey," Her favorite dish to make is this easy vegan spicy pho beef. Try it with different vegetables or sauces to make it unique.

Get the recipe: Niecy Nash's Vegan Spicy Beef Pho

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Easy Fresh Oregano Vegan Pesto

<p><a href="https://parade.com/841427/kathyhester/the-best-way-to-use-fresh-oregano-easy-vegan-pesto/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kathy Hester" class="link ">Kathy Hester</a></p>

Let the season's abundant fresh oregano guide your dinner planning. This easy vegan pesto comes together in minutes. All you have to do is cook some pasta, toss it with the pesto and dinner is served!

Get the recipe: Easy Fresh Oregano Vegan Pesto

Acorn Squash with Walnut-Apple Basmati Pilaf

<p><a href="https://parade.com/27966/mollykatzen/acorn-squash-with-walnut-apple-basmati-pilaf/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Molly Katzen" class="link ">Molly Katzen</a></p>

Acorn squash was born to be stuffed, and in this case, we're filling it with a delicious preparation of basmati rice, caramelized onions, garlic, walnuts, apples and dried cranberries. Put this on a plate, and your dinner companions will feel, if not like royalty, then at least very well cared for.

Get the recipe: Acorn Squash with Apple-Walnut Basmati Pilaf

Swamp Monster Slow Cooker Jackfruit Gumbo

<p><a href="https://parade.com/841945/kathyhester/swamp-monster-slow-cooker-jackfruit-gumbo/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kathy Hester" class="link ">Kathy Hester</a></p>

This fun swamp monster jackfruit gumbo is a delicious and spooky way to fill your kids full of veggies and whole grains before they go trick or treating! Bonus: This nontraditional gumbo can cook in your slow cooker.

Get the recipe: Swamp Monster Slow Cooker Jackfruit Gumbo

Savory Stuffed Acorn Squash

<p><a href="https://parade.com/27583/annetteramkekendallscott/savory-stuffed-acorn-squash/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Steve Legato" class="link ">Steve Legato</a></p>

Health tip: Acorn squash contains phytonutrients like beta-carotene, which reduces free radicals in the body.

Get the recipe: Savory Stuffed Acorn Squash

Veggie Tortilla Roll-Ups

<p><a href="https://parade.com/153937/catherinemccord/veggie-tortilla-roll-ups/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Maren Caruso" class="link ">Maren Caruso</a></p>

Whenever I make homemade hummus, the kids can predict what will be in their lunch boxes the next day: veggie rolls made with scoopfuls of this creamy spread. With one of my kids already leaning toward becoming vegetarian, these tortilla roll-ups are a protein-packed, tasty lunchtime lifesaver.

Get the recipe: Veggie Tortilla Roll-Ups

Portia and Ellen's Vegan Red Beans and Rice

<p><a href="https://parade.com/12919/parade/portia-and-ellens-vegan-red-beans-and-rice/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:iStock" class="link ">iStock</a></p>

Ellen DeGeneres’ favorite dish is red beans and rice, so we make that a lot, actress Portia de Rossi tells Parade.com

Get the recipe: Portia and Ellen's Vegan Red Beans and Rice

Sesame Cashew Noodle Bowl

<p><a href="https://parade.com/734814/parade/sesame-cashew-noodle-bowl/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mark Boughton" class="link ">Mark Boughton</a></p>

Farmer's Fridge is a Chicago chain that stocks their branded vending machines with good-for-you fare like this veggie-packed bowl. Look for cooked shelled edamame at the supermarket salad bar. If you want to keep this vegan, double-check the ingredient list on the bottled dressing you pick up.

Get the recipe: Sesame Cashew Noodle Bowl

Black Bean Burgers with Fiesta Slaw

<p><a href="https://parade.com/31468/kathypatalskyandthekidscookmondayorg/black-bean-burgers-with-fiesta-slaw/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Kids Cook Monday" class="link ">The Kids Cook Monday</a></p>

Black beans and mashed sweet potato are seasoned with garlic, cilantro and lime juice and then formed into patties in these hearty bean burgers. Top them off with this refreshing Fiesta Slaw.

Get the recipe: Black Bean Burgers with Fiesta Slaw

Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Thanksgiving for Two

<p><a href="https://parade.com/842020/kathyhester/make-this-easy-vegan-slow-cooker-thanksgiving-for-two-or-just-you/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kathy Hester" class="link ">Kathy Hester</a></p>

If you're in a one or two person household, you may be tempted to skip making a holiday meal. Let me assure you that armed with a slow cooker and this recipe, you'll get all the flavors of Thanksgiving with almost no work at all. In one small slow cooker you cook tempeh or seitan, stuffing and sweet potatoes layered together. The trick is that each one is a separate dish by using foil.

Get the recipe: Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Thanksgiving For Two

Saffron Rice Pilaf with Tofu and Cranberry Chutney

<p><a href="https://parade.com/27569/chefjimpalmeri/saffron-rice-pilaf-with-tofu-and-cranberry-chutney/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Getty Images" class="link ">Getty Images</a></p>

Chef Palermi's cranberry topped rice pilaf pleases the senses while providing a healthy and vibrantly rich alternative to typical holiday fare.

Get the recipe: Saffron Rice Pilaf with Tofu and Cranberry Chutney

Related: 75 Best Rice Recipes

Caribbean Chili

<p><a href="https://parade.com/246744/michelechollow/vegan-treats-caribbean-chili/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Vegan in the Freezer" class="link ">Vegan in the Freezer</a></p>

This bowl of vegan chili will warm you up from the inside. It is from Ginny McMeans of Vegan in the Freezer.

Get the recipe: Caribbean Chili

Smashed Potatoes, Peas and Corn with Chile-Garlic Oil

<p><a href="https://parade.com/282626/sanuraweathers/a-fresh-remix-of-soul-food-bryant-terrys-smashed-potatoes-peas-and-corn-with-chile-garlic-oil/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sanura Weathers" class="link ">Sanura Weathers</a></p>

This recipe for smashed potatoes, peas, and corn with chile-garlic oil is inspired by the flavors of a Kenyan recipe for irio, a seasoned puree of white potatoes, green peas, and corn that is occasionally mixed with greens.

Get the recipe: Smashed Potatoes, Peas and Corn with Chili-Garlic Oil

White Bean Salad with Roasted Red Peppers and Capers

<p><a href="https://parade.com/19095/jessicasmith/white-beans-a-weeknight-cooking-solution/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jessica Smith" class="link ">Jessica Smith</a></p>

Dried beans may not scream "convenience" until they become a part of your cooking routine. On Sunday, I soak them overnight in a pot of water. Monday night, while I'm making dinner, I turn on the heat under the pot and let those beans simmer until they turn nice and tender. Drained and cooled, the beans go into the fridge and throughout the week I put them on top of salads, and sauté them with onions and carrots in a little butter for an easy side.

Get the recipe: White Bean Salad with Roasted Red Peppers and Capers

Brussels Sprouts, Asparagus and Broccoli with Toasted Hazelnuts

<p><a href="https://parade.com/28388/jonnybowden/brussels-sprouts-asparagus-and-broccoli-with-toasted-hazelnuts/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jonny Bowden" class="link ">Jonny Bowden</a></p>

This delicious veggie medley is a healthy harvest of cancer prevention.

Get the recipe: Brussels Sprouts, Asparagus and Broccoli with Toasted Hazelnuts

Thanksgiving Tofu

<p><a href="https://parade.com/27738/aliciasilverstone/thanksgiving-tofu/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Kind Diet" class="link ">The Kind Diet</a></p>

I served this tofu dish at a Thanksgiving dinner for 27 people and it was a big hit. It feels like a holiday dish because it contains stuffing, but it can really be served any time of year. It's very filling, so be sure to balance it with a big, fresh salad. If you're a gravy lover, Tofurky makes a great gravy that nicely complements this dish.

Get the recipe: Thanksgiving Tofu

Easy Asian Stir-Fry

<p><a href="https://parade.com/31669/saragilbert/easy-asian-stir-fry/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Yunhee Kim" class="link ">Yunhee Kim</a></p>

One thing I’ve discovered: It’s almost impossible to mess up a vegetable stir-fry. Think your kids won’t eat it? Take them to the store and have them pick out the v­egetables they want to use. My kids help wash the ­vegetables, and I do the chopping and slicing. It’s easy and healthy, and they love to be involved.

Get the recipe: Easy Asian Stir-Fry

Impossible Burger Thai Larb

<p><a href="https://parade.com/925975/parade/pepper-thai-teigens-impossible-larb/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Alison Ashton" class="link ">Alison Ashton</a></p>

Chrissy Teigen's mom, Vilailuck (aka "Pepper Thai"), is famous for making her Thai larb. Now she's teamed up with Impossible Foods to create a version using their Impossible Burger.

Get the recipe: Impossible Burger Thai Larb

Lemony Spring Couscous

<p><a href="https://parade.com/26379/bonappetit/lemony-spring-couscous/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Steve Giralt" class="link ">Steve Giralt</a></p>

This lemony spring couscous is a fast, easy, fresh recipe.

Get the recipe: Lemony Spring Couscous

Lemon Roasted Artichokes

<p><a href="https://parade.com/26528/nisaburns/lemon-roasted-artichokes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:iStock" class="link ">iStock</a></p>

Did you know the leaves are edible on one side? Don’t waste them while just getting to the heart, which is the best part. Enjoy the meaty artichoke flesh that’s on each leaf as you peel your way toward the center.

Get the recipe: Lemon Roasted Artichokes

Lustrous Leeks

<p><a href="https://parade.com/29475/sheilalukins/lustrous-leeks/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shelia Lukins" class="link ">Shelia Lukins</a></p>

Leave the roots on the leeks while simmering them so they don’t fall apart. Afterward, trim off the roots very close to the bulb end.

Get the recipe: Lustrous Leeks

Related: 50 Savory Leek Recipes

Best Vegan Side Dish Recipes

Looking for some easy vegan side dish recipes? Enjoy our best vegan sides, including green beans marinara, roasted corn, watermelon salad, glazed carrots, minty roast potatoes, fiesta slaw and more.

Green Beans Marinara

<p><a href="https://parade.com/29202/parade/green-beans-marinara/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Devin Alexander" class="link ">Devin Alexander</a></p>

I think my dad probably ate this veggie dish more than any other as I was growing up. But when I recently served it at a taste-testing party, I was shocked: None of my friends had ever eaten this combo.

Get the recipe: Green Beans Marinara

Quinoa with Roasted Corn

<p><a href="https://parade.com/951083/parade/quinoa-with-roasted-corn/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Aya Brackett" class="link ">Aya Brackett</a></p>

This side dish, from How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman, can accompany just about anything. And since quinoa is one of the few plant-based sources of complete protein, it also can serve as a vegan or vegetarian main dish.

Get the recipe: Quinoa with Roasted Corn

Farmer's Market Potato Salad

<p><a href="https://parade.com/841816/bobbiburleson/farmers-market-potato-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bobbi Burleson" class="link ">Bobbi Burleson</a></p>

Hey you guys, I kinda have a confession to make. I am currently totally obsessed with roasted potatoes. This farmer's market potato salad is full of amazing roasted veggie flavor + a bombtastic herb vinaigrette; it can be served hot/warm/cold, however, you want it, and it is healthy!

Get the recipe: Farmer's Market Potato Salad

Spicy Watermelon Salad

<p><a href="https://parade.com/890589/parade/add-some-heat-to-your-sweet-with-this-good-well-spicy-watermelon-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Johnny Miller" class="link ">Johnny Miller</a></p>

This spicy, sweet and creamy watermelon and avocado salad is just right for the dog days of summer.

Get the recipe: Spicy Watermelon Salad

Corn Salad

<p><a href="https://parade.com/28766/gourmet/corn-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mark Thomas" class="link ">Mark Thomas</a></p>

This Gourmet classic is a great addition to any warm-weather feast.

Get the recipe: Corn Salad

Spice-Roasted Cauliflower & Jerusalem Artichokes

<p><a href="https://parade.com/27703/anneburrell/spice-roasted-cauliflower-jerusalem-artichokes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ben Fink" class="link ">Ben Fink</a></p>

Roasted cauliflower (which is one of the easiest ways to cook it) together with Jerusalem artichokes (a.k.a. sunchokes), and the payoff is huge: You get great flavor and a delightful texture. Then I add some spices. The end result is a super-special, slightly exotic side dish—with a minimum amount of effort.

Get the recipe: Spice-Roasted Cauliflower & Jerusalem Artichokes

Pea and Edamame Salad

<p><a href="https://parade.com/10130/dash/pea-and-edamame-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jennifer Davick" class="link ">Jennifer Davick</a></p>

This healthy and vibrant medley of green veggies will be your new go-to side dish.

Get the recipe: Pea and Edamame Salad

Glazed Carrots

<p><a href="https://parade.com/29081/dash/glazed-carrots/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Getty Images" class="link ">Getty Images</a></p>

This vegetarian dish of glazed carrots with green beans and summer squash is seasoned with freshly chopped thyme and sage.

Get the recipe: Glazed Carrots

Corn Confetti Rice Salad

<p><a href="https://parade.com/31482/andreasrecipescomandthekidscookmondayorg/corn-confetti-rice-salad/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Andrea's Recipes" class="link ">Andrea's Recipes</a></p>

Brown rice is tossed with bell pepper, scallions, beans and corn before being garnished with nuts and cilantro. Young chefs will have fun making vinaigrette by shaking a jar of rice vinegar together with olive oil and spices. This corn confetti rice salad recipe is also suitable for little cooks between the of ages 8-11.

Get the recipe: Corn Confetti Rice Salad

Minty Roasted Potatoes

<p><a href="https://parade.com/29600/sheilalukins/minty-roasted-potatoes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shelia Lukins" class="link ">Shelia Lukins</a></p>

Roast the potatoes until the skins are crispy. Try this amazing minty roasted potatoes recipes and you won't be disappointed.

Get the recipe: Minty Roasted Potatoes

Related: 35 Best Crock Pot Potato Recipes

Fiesta Slaw

<p><a href="https://parade.com/31503/kathypatalskyandthekidscookmondayorg/fiesta-slaw/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Kids Cook Monday" class="link ">The Kids Cook Monday</a></p>

Jicama is tossed with cilantro, orange juice, red cabbage and toasted pumpkin seeds for a slaw that’s light and refreshing. Serve as a side or over a black bean burger.

Get the recipe: Fiesta Slaw

Deviled Purple Potatoes

<p><a href="https://parade.com/841519/kathyhester/halloween-treat-deviled-purple-potatoes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kathy Hester" class="link ">Kathy Hester</a></p>

Here's another devilishly delightful recipe. I used little purple potatoes to create a vegan version of a deviled egg. There's some prep work involved, but you can make them the day before. After the potatoes are cooked, you slice them in half and scoop out some of the center. Then tofu salad filling is added to the fill the hole. This is a delicious savory Halloween recipe that your guests will love!

Get the recipe: Deviled Purple Potatoes

Ginger Noodle Salad with Snow Peas

<p><a href="https://parade.com/732663/parade/ginger-noodle-salad-with-snow-peas/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Alison Ashton" class="link ">Alison Ashton</a></p>

This one-pan vegan recipe is from Mark Bittman's new cookbook, Dinner for Everyone. It's delicious on its own or as a side dish.

Get the recipe: Ginger Noodle Salad with Snow Peas

Tomato Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette, Capers and Basil

<p><a href="https://parade.com/30656/epicurious/tomato-salad-with-shallot-vinaigrette-capers-and-basil/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Con Poulos" class="link ">Con Poulos</a></p>

Transform ripe tomatoes into this simple, colorful salad.

Get the recipe: Tomato Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette, Capers and Basil

Garlic and Ginger Pickled Cucumbers

<p><a href="https://parade.com/841842/bobbiburleson/garlic-and-ginger-pickled-cucumbers/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bobbi Burleson" class="link ">Bobbi Burleson</a></p>

If you want to preserve your cucumbers for a long period of time you need to use a water bath canner. But for a quick little batch, that will be eaten over the next couple of weeks, this quick pickled method works beautifully! I love quick, easy and tasty, any day don't you?

Get the recipe: Garlic and Ginger Pickled Cucumbers

Shoestring Fries

<p><a href="https://parade.com/30208/dash/shoestring-fries/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:iStock" class="link ">iStock</a></p>

The above carrots have been tossed in oil, but have yet to make their trip to the oven. Baked carrot slices are a healthier alternative to your standard potato shoestring fries.

Get the recipe: Shoestring Fries

Danny Trejo's Pickled Red Onions

<p><a href="https://parade.com/990924/parade/danny-trejo-pickled-red-onions/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mark Boughton" class="link ">Mark Boughton</a></p>

“These quick-pickled onions add a tangy-sweet crunch to any dish and can help balance out the richness of heartier, richer tacos like the carnitas,” says actor Danny Trejo of this must-have condiment from his new cookbook Trejo's Tacos.

Get the recipe: Danny Trejo's Pickled Red Onions

Balsamic Roasted Broccoli

<p><a href="https://parade.com/28219/parade/balsamic-roasted-broccoli/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Devin Alexander" class="link ">Devin Alexander</a></p>

Because broccoli has such a strong flavor, I like to add a bit of extra balsamic vinegar when I serve it with prepared balsamic vinaigrette, so there is lots of flavor without too much fat. When you're choosing a light balsamic vinaigrette, be sure to read labels: Many brands have tons of sodium and very little flavor.

Get the recipe: Balsamic Roasted Broccoli

Best Vegan Recipes for Soup

Looking for some great vegan soup recipes? Try our best vegan soup options, including kale white bean soup, chickpea noodle soup, white bean soup, and hearty broccoli spinach soup with sesame and avocado.

Keto Thai Cream of Broccoli Soup

<p><a href="https://parade.com/723337/parade/keto-thai-cream-of-broccoli-soup/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Helene Dujardin" class="link ">Helene Dujardin</a></p>

A creamy broccoli soup with Thai flavors from red curry paste, decadent coconut milk, fresh cilantro and peanuts. Topped with lots of fun garnishes, this is a terrific lunch or dinner option.

Get the recipe: Keto Thai Cream of Broccoli Soup

V8 Minestrone Soup

<p><a href="https://parade.com/853786/parade/v8-minestrone-soup/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mark Boughton Photography" class="link ">Mark Boughton Photography</a></p>

You can substitute cooked rice or pasta for the barley in this delicious V8 minestrone soup.

Get the recipe: V8 Minestrone Soup

Related: 100 Best Fall Soups

Mixed-Up Mushroom Barley Soup

<p><a href="https://parade.com/29609/sheilalukins/mixed-up-mushroom-barley-soup/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Vegan Baking" class="link ">Vegan Baking</a></p>

Don’t cook barley for more than 30 minutes, or it will open too much and become mushy. For best results, you want a little “bite,” and barley should retain its shape.

Get the recipe: Mixed-Up Mushroom Barley Soup

Tomato Soup with Roasted Bell Peppers

<p><a href="https://parade.com/31556/andreasrecipescomandthekidscookmondayorg/tomato-soup-with-roasted-bell-peppers/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Andrea's Recipes" class="link ">Andrea's Recipes</a></p>

Fresh bell peppers and tomatoes are roasted in the oven in this comfort food classic. Kids will learn how to cool the veggies in their own steam to soften the bell peppers and make peeling them a breeze.

Get the recipe: Tomato Soup with Roasted Bell Peppers

Chickpea Noodle Soup

<p><a href="https://parade.com/725464/SolanaHawkenson/celebrate-the-start-of-national-soup-month-with-chickpea-noodle-soup/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amber St. Peter" class="link ">Amber St. Peter</a></p>

Try this vegan take on a classic comfort soup. Chickpeas replace chicken for protein, and fresh thyme and garlic will help clear up your sinuses. The recipe is from The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook.

Get the recipe: Chickpea Noodle Soup

Quick Broccoli Spinach Soup With Sesame & Avocado

<p><a href="https://parade.com/731374/SolanaHawkenson/quick-broccoli-spinach-soup-with-sesame-avocado/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Emily von Euw" class="link ">Emily von Euw</a></p>

Get your greens in for the day with this quick, nutritious soup from Rawsome Superfoods (Page Street Publishing) by vegan cookbook author and blogger Emily von Euw. For a more filling bowl, add sliced and steamed tofu or roasted chickpeas.

Get the recipe: Quick Broccoli Spinach Soup with Sesame & Avocado

Raspberry-Red Beet and Tomato Soup

<p>Photo by: n1colas via Flickr</p>

Photo by: n1colas via Flickr

This soup is flavorful, easy to make, and tasty proof that comfort food can be good for you, too.

Get the recipe: Raspberry-Red Beet and Tomato Soup

Watermelon Gazpacho

<p><a href="https://parade.com/31464/gourmet/watermelon-gazpacho/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mark Thomas" class="link ">Mark Thomas</a></p>

This gazpacho is the perfect way to enjoy your favorite summer fruit. Serve it with a fresh salad.

Get the recipe: Watermelon Gazpacho

Roasted Carrot and Cauliflower Soup

<p><a href="https://parade.com/731188/SolanaHawkenson/roasted-carrot-and-cauliflower-soup/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Emily von Euw" class="link ">Emily von Euw</a></p>

This recipe comes from vegan cookbook author and This Rawsome Vegan Life blogger Emily von Euw This soup is packed with good-for-you ingredients. Cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower boast vitamins K and C, fiber and iron, promoting good bone, muscle, gut and blood health. The antioxidants found in these wonder veggies may also reduce inflammation and give your immunity a boost. The combination of turmeric and black pepper also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, making this recipe a must for cold and flu season.

Get the recipe: Roasted Carrot and Cauliflower Soup

Pumpkin Coconut Soup

<p><a href="https://parade.com/31523/stiritupandthekidscookmondayorg/pumpkin-coconut-soup/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jean Paul Velotti" class="link ">Jean Paul Velotti</a></p>

Pumpkin is sautéed with fresh thyme, oregano, parsley and cilantro, then pureed with coconut water in this sweet soup from the Caribbean. This recipe is suitable for little cooks between the of ages 8-11.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Coconut Soup

One- Pot Lasagna Soup

<p><a href="https://parade.com/957093/alison-ashton/one-pot-lasagna-soup-blue-zones-kitchen/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:David McLain" class="link ">David McLain</a></p>

This weeknight-friendly soup, from The Blue Zones Kitchen by Dan Buettner, is a favorite among the long-lived Seventh Day Adventists of Loma Linda, Calif.

Get the recipe: One-Pot Lasagna Soup

North African Chickpea Soup

<p><a href="https://parade.com/730833/SolanaHawkenson/north-african-chickpea-soup/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jakob Layman" class="link ">Jakob Layman</a></p>

Chickpeas absorb flavor well and are the star of this soup. Serve with flatbread and harissa sauce, a spicy condiment available in many supermarkets.

Get the recipe: North African Chickpea Soup

Related: 25 Soulful Recipes from the African Diaspora

Kale White Bean Soup

<p><a href="https://parade.com/733181/SolanaHawkenson/kale-white-bean-soup/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ginny McMeans" class="link ">Ginny McMeans</a></p>

This simple soup has 14 grams of protein per serving, thanks to navy beans, kale and nutritional yeast, an inactive yeast with a cheesy, nutty flavor that can be found at most health food stores.

Get the recipe: Kale White Bean Soup

Best Vegan Recipes for Breakfast

Need some great vegan breakfast ideas to get your day started off right? Try these easy vegan breakfast recipes, including delicious banana bread, breakfast popsicles, and grab-and-go date-cranberry bars.

 Breakfast Banana Bread

<p><a href="https://parade.com/841323/annabelcohen/yummy-toast-alternative-have-banana-bread-for-breakfast/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Annabel Cohen" class="link ">Annabel Cohen</a></p>

I recently discovered coconut flour, which has been a sweet addition to my breads. I knew coconut flour was available, but I had never worked with it. If you try it, you'll need to reduce the sugar in your recipe. In this case, I made the batter and then added agave syrup to taste.

Get the recipe: Breakfast Banana Bread

Date-Cranberry Breakfast Bars

<p><a href="https://parade.com/246738/michelechollow/vegan-treats-date-cranberry-breakfast-bars/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Vegan in the Freezer" class="link ">Vegan in the Freezer</a></p>

When time is short, and you are rushing out the door, grab one of these yummy date-cranberry breakfast bars. They are not too sweet, taste great and are packed full of nutrients.

Get the recipe: Date-Cranberry Bars

Nealy Fischer's Breakfast Popsicles

<p><a href="https://parade.com/878714/SolanaHawkenson/nealy-fischers-tips-for-morning-meal-prep-success-get-the-recipe-for-her-instagram-worthy-breakfast-popsicles/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Aubrie Pick" class="link ">Aubrie Pick</a></p>

Founder of The Flexible Chef, wife, mom of four and globetrotter Nealy Fischer, offers up a recipe for her Instagram-worthy breakfast popsicles, a refreshing pre-made breakfast that will get you out the door on time.

Get the recipe: Breakfast Popsicles

Orange Date Squares

<p><a href="https://parade.com/841355/annabelcohen/a-revisited-classic-try-orange-date-squares/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Annabel Cohen" class="link ">Annabel Cohen</a></p>

My intention was to redo my regular date squares recipe. But it turned out a bit different when I decided to change a few ingredients, first by trying to find an alternative to the sugar I usually put in. I usually also add lemon juice, so I decided to modify that part by replacing it with orange. I just took one orange to squeeze the juice out and after I took the zest off the skin. Then I reviewed all the ingredients and finally I ended up with something a bit different but really tasty and flavorful.

Get the recipe: Orange Date Squares

Best Vegan Recipes for Snacks & Dips

Looking for some healthy vegan snacks or dip recipes? Check out our best vegan snack and dip options, including kale chips, red beet and white bean hummus, Thai-spiced peanuts, mind-blowing guacamole, paleo basil dip, and more.

Tiffani Thiessen’s Kale Chips

<p><a href="https://parade.com/27755/tiffanithiessen/tiffani-thiessens-kale-chips/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:I Love My Pit" class="link ">I Love My Pit</a></p>

Saved by the Bell teen dream Tiffani Thiessen talked to Parade about her favorite farmer's market veggie—kale. Thiessen shares her trick to making the perfect kale chip: "These come out tasting like a version of potato chips— awesome and much better for you. The key is to make sure the leaves are super-dry after you’ve washed them and don’t put too much oil on them. If they’re too wet they won’t get crispy."

Get the recipe: Tiffani Thiessen's Kale Chips

Steve Young's Bean Dip

<p><a href="https://parade.com/27649/steveyoung/steve-youngs-bean-dip-a-m-b-dip/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Getty Images" class="link ">Getty Images</a></p>

This zesty corn, bean, and avocado dip is a Super Bowl party fave of legendary NFL quarterback Steve Young. Young refers to the recipe as "A.M.B. Dip", named after his friend—the mastermind behind the dish. Young suggests serving it with lime tortilla chips.

Get the recipe: Steve Young's Bean Dip

Sesame Snack Balls

<p><a href="https://parade.com/904159/parade/stash-these-sesame-snack-balls-in-your-bag-for-an-afternoon-protein-boost/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Samantha Ferraro" class="link ">Samantha Ferraro</a></p>

Just four ingredients and no added sugar make these tahini date balls, which are perfect for snacking. Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds that’s a staple in hummus. Rich and creamy, it’s high in protein and fiber. You can substitute peanut butter in this recipe (of course, the flavor will be different).

Get the recipe: Sesame Snack Balls

Red Beet and White Bean Hummus

<p><a href="https://parade.com/27510/catherinemccord/red-beet-and-white-bean-hummus/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Catherine McCord" class="link ">Catherine McCord</a></p>

The ingredients are almost identical to a true hummus, minus the tahini, and the addition of the beets make it a nutrient-rich dish that also provides a healthy amount of protein.

Get the recipe: Red Beet and White Bean Hummus

 Easy Thai-Spiced Peanuts

These Thai peanuts feature two ingredients common in Southeast Asian cuisines that are making their way onto American tables: lemongrass, now found in many supermarkets, and tender, fragrant makrut (kaffir) lime leaves, which are found in Asian markets and are easily ordered the Internet. You also can substitute 1-1½ tsp lime zest and stir it in at the end.

Get the recipe: Easy Thai-Spiced Peanuts

Related: 19 Best Thai Recipes

The Fort’s Guacamole

<p><a href="https://parade.com/27751/thefortrestaurantmorrisonco/the-forts-guacamole/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:iStock" class="link ">iStock</a></p>

No one knows the dip’s exact origins, but the late Sam Arnold of the Fort restaurant near Denver surmised that a cook accidentally dropped avocado into salsa and realized the combo was irresistible. Arnold, a culinary showman who claimed he taught Julia Child how to open a champagne bottle with a tomahawk, was firmly against adding garlic.

Get the recipe: The Fort's Guacamole

Green Dream Dip

<p><a href="https://parade.com/841350/kathypatalsky/green-dream-dip/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kathy Patalsky" class="link ">Kathy Patalsky</a></p>

This creamy Green Dream Dip pairs perfectly with sassy, oven-baked crispy taters. It's full of creamy avocado, fresh spinach, nutty chickpeas and lively lemon juice, and a hint of garlic and cayenne too.

Get the recipe: Green Dream Dip

Superfood Energy Bites

<p><a href="https://parade.com/841254/annabelcohen/superfood-energy-bites-make-you-feel-good/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Annabel Cohen" class="link ">Annabel Cohen</a></p>

You can get so many nutrients from superfoods, but you have to make sure you have them raw. In these bites, other than the maca and lucuma powder, you have goji berries, carob powder and mesquite powder.

Get the recipe: Superfood Energy Bites

Hummus

<p><a href="https://parade.com/27047/nancykalish/hummus/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:iStock" class="link ">iStock</a></p>

While this simple hummus is a tasty, low-fat addition to snack time, other seemingly healthy foods aren’t always the best choice.

Get the recipe: Hummus

Indian-ish Author Priya Krishna's 'Wholesome Nachos' Are Unlike Any You've Had Before

<p><a href="https://parade.com/871371/SolanaHawkenson/indian-ish-author-priya-krishnas-wholesome-nachos-are-unlike-any-youve-had-before/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Priya Krishna" class="link ">Priya Krishna</a></p>

In Indian-ish, food writer Priya Krishna shares her mother's best recipes that blend food from the family's Indian roots with dishes they've tried around the world. This recipe is inspired by a street food stir-fry her mother tried on a trip to Sri Lanka. Her version has triple the amount of vegetables plus strips of roti (a type of flatbread) that turn soft and chewy, like noodles, in the pan.

Get the recipe: Wholesome Nachos

Cheesy Kale Chips

<p><a href="https://parade.com/260767/smccook/totally-addicting-guilt-free-cheesy-kale-chips/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Julie Morris" class="link ">Julie Morris</a></p>

These have a distinctly Parmesan-like flavor that is excitingly addicting. Just watch—even people who “don’t like kale” will transform into kale-munching monsters before your very eyes (kids included). Better just go ahead and start a second batch now.

Get the recipe: Cheesy Kale Chips

Paleo Basil Dip

<p><a href="https://parade.com/28608/dash/croodite-paleo-basil-dip/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:iStock" class="link ">iStock</a></p>

This Paleo dip is the perfect snack as you face the day's adventures. Pack as a snack with fresh-cut veggies.

Get the recipe: Paleo Basil Dip

Buffalo Cauliflower

<p><a href="https://parade.com/855349/parade/buffalo-cauliflower/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nicole Franzen" class="link ">Nicole Franzen</a></p>

This plant-based Buffalo snack uses baked cauliflower instead of chicken and the North African hot sauce harissa instead of traditional wing sauce. It's a delicious illustration of how plant-based fare can be very indulgent.

Get the recipe: Buffalo Cauliflower

Cashew Ceviche

<p><a href="https://parade.com/700736/parade/cashew-ceviche/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Matt Sayles" class="link ">Matt Sayles</a></p>

Vegetarian ceviche is a hot food trend, and this nut-based version tastes amazing.

Get the recipe: Cashew Ceviche

Cherry and Tomato Salsa

<p><a href="https://parade.com/873534/jonashton/cherry-and-tomato-salsa/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:iStock" class="link ">iStock</a></p>

Cherries add a fruity sweetness to salsa for summer cookouts. Serve this bright-colored salsa with grilled fish, chicken, pork or steak, or dig right in with tortilla chips.

Get the recipe: Cherry and Tomato Salsa

Related: 35 Best Cherry Tomato Recipes

Cinnamon Almond Fig Bars and Coconut Mango Date Bars

<p><a href="https://parade.com/853513/parade/cinnamon-almond-and-coconut-mango-bars/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ben Fink" class="link ">Ben Fink</a></p>

All you need is a blender to make these subtly sweet no-cook energy bars from The Game of Eating Smart: Nourishing Recipes for Peak Performance Inspired by MLB Superstars. The Cinnamon Almond Fig Bars offer New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton a quick energy boost on the go, while the Coconut Mango Bars are a favorite of Houston Astros second baseman José Altuve.

Get the recipe: Cinnamon Almond Fig Bars and Coconut Mango Date Bars

Cashew Kale

<p><a href="https://parade.com/26785/annetteramkekendallscott/cashew-kale/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Steve Legato" class="link ">Steve Legato</a></p>

Cashews give this quick-and-easy greens dish a sweet and nutty flavor and ups the protein, mineral and antioxidant content! These nuts are a particularly great source of magnesium, important for healthy bones and for muscle relaxation.

Get the recipe: Cashew Kale

Best Vegan Recipes for Smoothies and Drinks

Need some great vegan smoothie and drink recipes? Enjoy our best vegan smoothies and drink options, including Dalgona whipped coffee, a flavorful apple cranberry and walnut smoothie, a vegan pecan pumpkin shake, and more.

 Energizing Green Smoothie

<p><a href="https://parade.com/841212/annabelcohen/boost-your-health-with-an-energizing-green-smoothie/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Annabel Cohen" class="link ">Annabel Cohen</a></p>

Superfoods are part of the key to good health! Among them Lucuma and Maca powder. Smoothies can be tricky when leaves are involved—you can wind up chewing more than actually drinking—so we suggest you get a smoothie maker, especially if you want to use leafy veggies!

Get the recipe: Energizing Green Smoothie

Blackberry Mojito Overnight Oats

<p><a href="https://parade.com/841447/kathyhester/start-your-day-with-blackberry-mojito-overnight-oats/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kathy Hester" class="link ">Kathy Hester</a></p>

This Blackberry Mojito Overnight Oats recipe is so easy to make. You mix it up in a mason jar and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. You can make one or go ahead and make enough for the whole week on Sunday night.

Get the recipe: Blackberry Mojito Overnight Oats

Copycat Starbucks Coconut Milk Latte

<p><a href="https://parade.com/994603/pambeth/copycat-starbucks-coconut-milk-latte-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pam Beth" class="link ">Pam Beth</a></p>

Have you been to Starbucks lately? If you have—or even if you haven't—let me fill you in my their newest hot beverages. There happen to be two and they are both made without any dairy. One is made with almond milk and honey and the other is the Starbucks Vegan Coconut Milk Latte. And that's the copycat Starbucks recipe I'm sharing with you today.

Get the recipe: Copycat Starbucks Coconut Milk Latte

Dalgona Whipped Coffee

<p><a href="https://parade.com/1020150/pambeth/how-to-make-whipped-dalgona-coffee-recipe/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pam Beth" class="link ">Pam Beth</a></p>

Have you seen the latest coffee craze, AKA whipped coffee? Seriously, everyone is talking about it and from what I have read, it originated in South Korea where they make a candy called Dalgona that has a simple consistency and taste. Apparently, it takes over 700 strokes with the whisk to make this baby and while seems a little extreme, you can easily make this with a hand mixer or even a stand mixer at home.

Get the recipe: Dalgona Whipped Coffee

Apple Cranberry & Walnut Smoothie

<p><a href="https://parade.com/842063/melaniemcdonald/apple-cranberry-walnut-smoothie/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Melanie McDonald" class="link ">Melanie McDonald</a></p>

This Apple Cranberry & Walnut Smoothie is super healthy and will get your day off to a flying start. It is full of vitamins, minerals, healthy fat and protein and will keep you feeling full for a surprisingly long time. Fresh cranberries are a very underrated fruit and tend to only be used to make cranberry sauce once a year. However, they are so full of flavor and are incredibly nutritious!

Get the recipe: Apple Cranberry & Walnut Smoothie

Vegan Pecan Pumpkin Shake

<p><a href="https://parade.com/841946/kathyhester/vegan-pecan-pumpkin-shake-no-ice-cream-needed/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kathy Hester" class="link ">Kathy Hester</a></p>

You will never guess that this vegan pecan pumpkin shake is made without any ice cream! To start, you make a quick and easy homemade pecan nondairy milk. Next, you add pumpkin and spices, some ground chia seeds or xanthan gum to hold everything together and ice. Make it thicker by adding more ice or thinner by adding less.

Get the recipe: Vegan Pecan Pumpkin Shake

Best Vegan Recipes for Desserts

Do you have a sweet tooth? Well, we have some great vegan dessert recipes. Try these delicious vegan options, including coconut cake, double chocolate chip cookies, salted caramel vegan cupcakes, easy agave-sweetened brownies, and more vegan sweets to feed your cravings.

Festive Double Chocolate Biscotti

Festive Double Chocolate Biscotti<p><a href="https://parade.com/842028/melaniemcdonald/festive-double-chocolate-biscotti/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Melanie McDonald" class="link ">Melanie McDonald</a></p>
Festive Double Chocolate Biscotti

Melanie McDonald

You are going to love these Italian-style festive double chocolate biscotti. Biscotti are twice-baked Italian cookies. They are very crisp and crunchy and absolutely perfect for dipping into strong black coffee or hot cocoa. When dipped into a hot drink, they soften up beautifully and the texture is so good.

Get the recipe: Festive Double Chocolate Biscotti

Salted Caramel Vegan Cupcakes

<p><a href="https://parade.com/27573/chloecoscarelli/salted-caramel-vegan-cupcakes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Teri Lyn Fisher" class="link ">Teri Lyn Fisher</a></p>

Salted caramel is all the rage right now and we can see why! For those of us who can’t decide between sweet and salty, this cupcake solves the problem.

Get the recipe: Salted Caramel Vegan Cupcakes

Related: 101 Amazing Vegan Diet Tips

No-Bake Salty-Sweet Peanut Butter Bars

<p><a href="https://parade.com/29639/dash/no-bake-salty-sweet-peanut-butter-bars/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shannon McCook" class="link ">Shannon McCook</a></p>

These bars are deliciously dense with a bit of crunch and, thanks to seven large bars of shredded wheat, they’re full of fiber. We top them off with a layer of peanut butter, melted dark chocolate, and a sprinkle of sea salt. They’re completely dairy-free, too!

Get the recipe: No-Bake Salty-Sweet Peanut Butter Bars

Gluten-Free Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

<p><a href="https://parade.com/26755/erinmckenna/gluten-free-vegan-double-chocolate-chip-cookies/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Erin McKenna" class="link ">Erin McKenna</a></p>

Have you been eating twice as much chocolate now that studies have shown conclusively that this miraculous bean is actually good for you? Here, then, is BabyCakes NYC’s ode to cocoa: A tried-and-true chocolate-worshiping recipe with crunchy edges and a soft, chewy center that will put you in antioxidant overdrive. Bonus tip: If you add minced fresh mint to the dough, the cookies taste just like Girl Scout Thin Mints!

Get the recipe: Gluten-Free Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

 Captain America Shield Tartlet

<p><a href="https://parade.com/273035/tashaedwards/make-this-captain-america-shield-tartlet-for-your-favorite-comic-book-fan/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Tasha Edwards" class="link ">Tasha Edwards</a></p>

A Captain America shield tartlet in an apple—how cool is that?! Definitely a vegan dessert the kiddos will love.

Get the recipe: Captain America Shield Tartlet

Chocolate Mousse

<p><a href="https://parade.com/866877/parade/make-elle-macphersons-favorite-chocolate-mousse/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Johnny Miller" class="link ">Johnny Miller</a></p>

Loaded with anti-inflammatory healthful fats from avocado, almond butter and coconut oil, this mousse serves equally well as a breakfast or dessert. It's also dairy-free, gluten-free, ketogenic and vegan, so everyone can enjoy it.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Mousse

Vegan Black-and-White Cookies

<p><a href="https://parade.com/26701/chloecoscarelli/vegan-black-and-white-cookies/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Chloe Coscarelli" class="link ">Chloe Coscarelli</a></p>

There isn’t a deli in NYC that doesn’t display these beauties in the window. Black-and-White Cookies are a cake-cookie hybrid with a smooth, glossy glaze. Try this veganized version and see which side of the cookie you like best!

Get the recipe: Vegan Black and White Cookies

Blackberry Sorbet

<p><a href="https://parade.com/28301/dash/blackberry-sorbet/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Parade" class="link ">Parade</a></p>

Pro tip: We highly recommend that you strain the blackberry mixture in this sorbet recipe; otherwise, the tiny seeds will get caught in your teeth.

Get the recipe: Blackberry Sorbet

Gluten-Free Vegan Lemon-Poppy Teacake

<p><a href="https://parade.com/26757/erinmckenna/gluten-free-vegan-lemon-poppy-teacake/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Erin McKenna" class="link ">Erin McKenna</a></p>

Lemon can be a baker’s best friend or worst enemy, but if you grate lemon rind into the batter with a generous helping of a high-quality lemon extract, you end up with a uniform, easy-to-manage batter that maximizes the lemon flavor while downplaying its domineering nature.

Get the recipe: Gluten-Free Vegan Lemon-Poppy Teacake

Agave-Sweetened Brownie Gems

<p><a href="https://parade.com/26753/erinmckenna/agave-sweetened-brownie-gems/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Erin McKenna" class="link ">Erin McKenna</a></p>

In order to get the same melty chocolate sensation that comes with the basic brownie without evaporated cane juice, rely on a simple method of denting the agave brownies in the center and filling them with a puddle of rich, silky chocolate sauce.

Get the recipe: Agave-Sweetened Brownie Gems

Blooming Strawberry Rose Tart

<p><a href="https://parade.com/274865/tashaedwards/say-hello-to-spring-with-a-tart/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Tasha Edwards" class="link ">Tasha Edwards</a></p>

This tasty red and green masterpiece is layered with strawberries and avocado-lemon pudding. I know it sounds "interesting," but don’t knock it till you try it. Please note: This crust is not sturdy. If you plan on serving the tart somewhere where lots of crumbs are unacceptable, make it without the crust.

Get the recipe: Blooming Strawberry Rose Tart

Butternut Squash Cookies

<p><a href="https://parade.com/841253/annabelcohen/veggies-for-dessert-butternut-squash-cookies/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Annabel Cohen" class="link ">Annabel Cohen</a></p>

Yes, this is indeed a cookie recipe with butternut squash. It's high in Vitamin C, but to get the full benefit of that vitamin, you should have it raw, since it is very sensitive to heat. It is also very rich in fiber. You could make this recipe with actually pretty much any squash that has a dense and creamy flesh when cooked. You could also use sweet potatoes, which can be very interesting in desserts.

Get the recipe: Butternut Squash Cookies

Related: 58 Best Butternut Squash Recipes

Coconut Chia Tapioca Pudding

<p><a href="https://parade.com/700731/parade/coconut-chia-tapioca-pudding/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Alison Ashton" class="link ">Alison Ashton</a></p>

Made from seaweed, agar-agar is a vegan form of gelatin that you can find in health-food stores and many supermarkets.

Get the recipe: Coconut Chia Tapioca Pudding

Candied Ginger Pears

<p><a href="https://parade.com/26775/aliciasilverstone/candied-ginger-pears/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Kind Diet" class="link ">The Kind Diet</a></p>

I love this recipe with the maple syrup drizzled on top at the end, but the dessert itself is so sweet that you may not need it. Find out for yourself!

Get the recipe: Candied Ginger Pears

Mexican Fudgesicles

<p><a href="https://parade.com/27233/emilyzaiden/mexican-fudgesicles/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Laura Ferroni" class="link ">Laura Ferroni</a></p>

Chocolate was blended with spices and served as a drink in the ancient Mesoamerican cultures that first discovered the cacao tree. Mexican hot chocolate and other drinks such as champurrado are modern versions of that earlier tradition. When it comes to chocolate in any form, I prefer dark to milk, so I say the more cocoa, the merrier. This recipe keeps the pops sweet enough that milk chocolate lovers will love this one, too.

Get the recipe: Mexican Fudgesicles

Classic Vegan Coconut Layer Cake

<p><a href="https://parade.com/26844/chloecoscarelli/classic-vegan-coconut-layer-cake/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Chloe Coscarelli" class="link ">Chloe Coscarelli</a></p>

If you love simple old-fashioned, bakery-style cakes, you will swoon for this fluffy and moist classic coconut layer cake. When I bake a spread of desserts for a crowd, this cake is always the first to go!

Get the recipe: Classic Vegan Coconut Layer Cake

Chocolate Cherry Fudge Brownies

<p><a href="https://parade.com/26819/annetteramkekendallscott/chocolate-cherry-fudge-brownies/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Steve Legato" class="link ">Steve Legato</a></p>

These brownies are made with black beans instead of flour, so you get plenty of protein, fiber and extra nutrients. The oats and pecans add even more vitamins and minerals, so you enjoy a chocolaty, decadent dessert that is nutritious. Create a flax egg by whisking together one tablespoon of ground flax seeds with three tablespoons of lukewarm water for each egg needed. Allow it to sit for five minutes before using it in the recipe.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Cherry Fudge Brownies

Related: 45 Easy Cherry Desserts

Orange Marmalade Oatmeal Squares

<p><a href="https://parade.com/338487/tashaedwards/fight-off-fall-with-sweet-summer-oatmeal-squares/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Tasha Edwards" class="link ">Tasha Edwards</a></p>

You will love these orange marmalade oatmeal squares. Perfect as a sweet treat for breakfast or as a snack between meals.

Get the recipe: Orange Marmalade Oatmeal Squares

Acai Berry Aphrodisiac Truffles

<p><a href="https://parade.com/260777/smccook/acai-berry-aphrodisiac-truffles/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Julie Morris" class="link ">Julie Morris</a></p>

A powerfully energizing treat, these antioxidant truffles are little balls of “have a nice day.” I also appreciate that the acai berry’s inherent richness reduces the amount of added fat that is needed for this dessert. Editor's note: One of the many health benefits of eating the acai berry is believed to be improved circulation, so it is regarded as an aphrodisiac–especially in South America.

Get the recipe: Acai Berry Aphrodisiac Truffles

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<p>Krista Marshall</p>

Krista Marshall