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Top 10 Vegetarian Recipes of 2016

Looking back at 2016, it’s been a difficult year for many of us. Alex and I have been swimming in liminal space, several friends have endured personal tragedies, and world news has been one heartbreak after another. While we know it may have been a better year for some of you, we’re setting our eyes on 2017!

In the meantime, last year was a delicious year in recipes for us. Here are our top 10 recipes of 2016, based both on feedback we’ve received from others and our own personal favorites. Enjoy, and happy new year!

Top 10 Vegetarian Recipes | A Couple Cooks

10. Broccoli and Turmeric Yellow Rice Bowls

Turmeric rice is visually stunning and simple to make. Pair it with some sauteed veg and lemon tahini sauce, and it’s a filling meal.

Top 10 Vegetarian Recipes | A Couple Cooks

9. Tasty Teriyaki Veggie Burger

Alex and I went gaga over this sweet potato teriyaki burger with sriracha mayo. Need we say more?

Top 10 Vegetarian Recipes | A Couple Cooks

8. Mediterranean Rice Bowl

This bowl is a quick and tasty way to dinner, especially if the rice is made in advance. Serve it with a dollop of hummus and pita triangles.

Top 10 Vegetarian Recipes | A Couple Cooks

7. Italian Vegetable & Gnocchi Soup

One of my favorite soups yet, this one has a bright tomato-basil flavor and is studded with fluffy potato gnocchi. It’s so flavorful it doesn’t even need Parmesan.

Top 10 Vegetarian Recipes | A Couple Cooks

6. Sweet Potato Brie Pizza

We have a soft spot for brie, but had never tried it on a pizza until this year. Combined with sliced sweet potatoes, it’s a fantastic savory-sweet combination.

Top 10 Vegetarian Recipes | A Couple Cooks

5. Pesto Grilled Cheese Dippers with Marinara

These dippers are so good that instead of serving them as an appetizer, we eat them as an alternate way to eat a sandwich. The marinara sauce is ultra tasty and made with fire roasted tomatoes.

Top 10 Vegetarian Recipes | A Couple Cooks

4. Dark Chocolate Hummus

After posting this recipe, we heard many of you singing the praises of chocolate hummus! It’s a healthier way to get your chocolate fix; use it as a dip for fruit or pretzels.

Top 10 Vegetarian Recipes | A Couple Cooks

3. Pumpkin Pecan Steel Cut Baked Oatmeal

We were surprised to hear how many of you tried this pumpkin baked oatmeal and loved it! It’s even better after refrigerating overnight; it firms up and has a texture almost like a pumpkin pie bar.

Top 10 Vegetarian Recipes | A Couple Cooks

2. Very Verde Dip

This one is our most recent recipe, but we’ve already heard from many fans! It was even served to us by our pal Annie at her Christmas party.

Top 10 Vegetarian Recipes | A Couple Cooks

1. Bliss Bites

Hands down, one of the recipes we hear most about is our bliss bites. We’ve heard from people who them stocked in their fridge or freezer at all times — and we agree. These chocolate peanut butter oatmeal bites are one of our favorites EVER…and dairy-free and gluten-free to boot.

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  • Reply
    Alix @A Hedgehog in the Kitchen
    December 27, 2016 at 6:25 am

    All of these recipes look amazing and I want to try each and every one – starting with your terriyaki veggie burger! Thanks for all of the delicious inspiration! ;)

    • Reply
      December 28, 2016 at 4:38 pm

      Thank you so much! We need to make those burgers again — one of our favorites for sure!

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    December 30, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Thanks for the effort you took in putting up this great collection of recipes, hope to try some of them,

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