Top 10 Recipes of 2015

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Happy New Year! I hope you’re having a relaxing weekend and have been enjoying some good food and time off with family and friends over the holidays.

While I’m just getting back into the kitchen after a much-needed holiday break, I thought it would be fun to once again take a look back through the analytics and tally up the ten most popular recipes of the past year (you can also find 2014’s top ten recipes here). Maybe there’s a few you missed? Thank you as always for reading and sharing this space with me – it would truly not exist without you.

Now, without further ado, here they are, the top ten reader-favorite recipes of 2015!Top 10 Recipes of 2015 via

1. Ginger Miso Soba Soup

The number one recipe of 2015 also happened to be the first recipe of the year – a gingery, flavorful, healing soup packed with veggies and perfect for chilly winter days (and healthy new year resolutions!).

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2. Roasted Tomato Caprese Pasta Salad

An easy Summer pasta salad inspired by that wonderful, classic Italian combination of fresh tomatoes, creamy buffalo mozzarella, loads of basil and a drizzle of good balsamic. We took things to the next level by first roasting the sweet, flavorful cherry tomatoes, then tossed the whole glorious mix together with some squiggly pasta. Summer goodness in a bowl, and second only (in popularity) to this pasta salad favorite.

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3. Roasted Strawberry and Cream Popsicles

We made these just as the weather was starting to warm in Spring, and they went wild on Pinterest. Similar to these creamy blood orange popsicles, I opted for vanilla-flecked coconut milk as the vegan “cream” base, which contrasted beautifully with vibrant, sweet roasted strawberries.

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4. Tomato, White Bean, and Kale Soup

This is a soup I make variations of all fall and winter long – a hearty, flavorful tomato-based stock, white beans, and lots of kale. You guys also love this lemony version (and I do too!).

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5. Vegan Chocolate-Coffee Ice Cream

The super indulgent, vegan ice cream that you’d never guess was dairy free. The secret? A mix of creamy, blended cashews, coconut milk, and a healthy dose of good dark chocolate.

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6. Individual Strawberry Crumbles

I adore fruit crumbles, and these miniature strawberry crumbles, highlighting peak-season local berries, were no exception. As I currently watch snow fall outside my office window, I’m longing for those long, sunny Summer days with green grass and sweet berry desserts!

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7. Brown Sugar Raspberry Jam Crumble Bars

More berry crumbles! This time in bar form. You guys seem to love crumbles as much as I do, and how can you go wrong with homemade raspberry jam, sandwiched between layers of brown sugar oat crumbs? A personal favorite recipe for me as well, I made these again with apples and caramel sauce in the Fall.

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8. Dreamy Vanilla Chia Pudding with Raspberry Rhubarb Compote

My first foray into chia pudding was a surprisingly delicious success. Topped with a lusciously sweet raspberry rhubarb compote, these healthy breakfast treats feel like dessert.

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9. Dark Chocolate Olive Oil Zucchini Bread

I had an explosion of backyard zucchini this Summer, and in a fit of desperation – one can only eat so much grilled/sauteed/roasted zucchini – baked many of them into this decadent dark chocolate zucchini bread. Sweet and moist and chocolate-y, you’d never guess it’s actually packed with veggies. One of my personal favorite recipes of the year.

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10. Ultimate Quinoa Veggie Burgers

The veggie burger that even the most ardent carnivore will love. These quinoa patties are packed with cheesy flavor and won’t fall apart when you cook them. I think the hubby went back for thirds…

And there you have it! I’m so looking forward to getting back to cooking – some fresher, lighter, post-holiday fare – and I would love to know what sorts of recipes you’d most like to see pop up on Fork Knife Swoon in the coming year. Seriously, tell me your suggestions in the comments below!

Happy New Year!

xo, Laura

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  1. 1.5.16
    Lydia Plunk said:

    Happy New Year! Every one I’ve made has been a hit.

    • 1.5.16
      Laura said:

      Happy New Year to you too, Lydia! Thank you!

  2. 1.4.16
    Jody Aud said:

    I can personally vouch for the raspberry crumble bars (and the apple caramel version) Loved them both. A favorite in our house. Missed a few of these, but I see some in our future. Happy New Year

    • 1.5.16
      Laura said:

      Thanks so much, Jody!! Hope you enjoy some of the others that made the list 🙂

  3. 1.4.16
    Katrina said:

    I’d have to agree with the rest of your readers – ALL of these sound incredible! Happy 2016!!

    • 1.4.16
      Laura said:

      Thanks, Katrina! Happy new year to you!!

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