The most popular vegan recipes of 2020 include roasted vegetables aplenty along with salads, brownies, soup, lentils, and more that’s certain to appeal to everyone at the table, regardless of whether they consider themselves vegan or not.

Roasted potatoes with dill on a baking sheet.
Mowie Kay
1 of 10

Roasted Potatoes with Dill

These roasted potatoes with dill and garlic require only a handful of ingredients and a little patience while they roast to crispy-edged, tender-throughout perfection.
Two whole roasted cauliflower heads on a rimmed baking sheet with a glass jar of dressing and a spoon resting inside it.
David Malosh
2 of 10

Whole Roasted Cauliflower

This whole roasted cauliflower is an easy and impressive side dish that’s drizzled with a tangy lemon, olive oil, caper, and parsley dressing.
A serving plate and several individual plates topped with Chinese smashed cucumber salad.
Con Poulos
3 of 10

Chinese-Style Smashed Cucumber Salad

This Chinese-style smashed cucumber salad is an easy side made with pieces of smashed cucumber that are marinated in a Thai chile, fish sauce, and rice wine vinaigrette.
Chunks of roasted sweet potatoes with Sriracha and lime wedges and sprigs of cilantro scattered over the top.
Amanda Frederickson
4 of 10

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Sriracha and Lime

These roasted sweet potatoes with Sriracha and lime are an easy side dish that requires only 10 minutes of effort. You’re welcome.
Two pouches of baked mushrooms in foil packets with a bowl of greens and another bowl of quinoa on the side.
Nassima Rothacker
5 of 10

Baked Mushrooms in Foil Packets

These baked mushrooms in foil packets are incredibly easy to make with assorted mushrooms and a little garlic, wine, oil, and soy sauce, yet their umami-rich flavor intimates that a whole heck of a lot more effort went into them. It can be our little secret.
A serving of cucumber and onion salad being lifted from a serving bowl with silver salad tongs.
Peter Frank Edwards
6 of 10

Cucumber and Onion Salad

This cucumber and onion salad is a simple summer side composed of crunchy marinated cucumbers and onions in a tangy vinaigrette. Perfect for backyard barbecues and picnicking.
A bowl of Instant Pot lentil soup, with a person cutting a slice of artisan bread in the background.
Nisha Vora
7 of 10

Instant Pot Lentil Soup

This Instant Pot lentil soup transforms everyday pantry ingredients, including French lentils, carrots, onion, celery, potatoes, tomatoes, and vegetable broth, into a satiating vegetarian meal.
A whole roasted cauliflower with tahini and pistachios cut into four pieces in a cast-iron skillet.
Jillian Guyette
8 of 10

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini

This roasted cauliflower with tahini is an impressive side dish or vegetarian main made with a whole roasted cauliflower that’s painted with garlic-tahini paste and topped with a pistachio and parsley mixture.
Eight vegan fudge brownies on a marble surface.
Carl Tremblay
9 of 10

Vegan Fudge Brownies

These vegan fudge brownies, made with cocoa powder, and bittersweet and unsweetened chocolates, are proof that egg and dairy-free brownies can still be rich, fudgy, and oh-so-chocolatey.
A white bowl with a little bit of stovetop fruit pie filling in the bottom and a spoon resting inside.
Andrew Scrivani
10 of 10

Stovetop Fruit Pie Filling

This stovetop fruit pie filling is easy as can be to make with whatever fruit you happen to have on hand or is in season along with sugar, cornstarch, orange zest, nutmeg, and lemon juice.

About David Leite

David Leite has received three James Beard Awards for his writing as well as for Leite’s Culinaria. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Yankee, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and more.

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