16 Recipes We’re Craving in April

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Romesco, salad, beet smoothie, and slaw for recipes we're craving in April

It’s feeling more and more like spring, and we wanted to share a snapshot of what we’re craving right now, from sauces and salads to entrées and crave-able desserts. We even threw in a protein-rich smoothie and a few healthier snack ideas. Enjoy, friends!

Plate of our delicious Roasted Fennel Salad with edges of the salad platter and bowl of dressing in the corners
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Curry Roasted Fennel Salad with Rosemary Tahini Dressing
Insanely delicious 30-minute salad with crispy, tender curry-roasted fennel. Topped with red bell pepper and a creamy tahini rosemary dressing. Add crispy chickpeas for an optional boost of protein, fiber, and crunch!
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Using wooden salad spoons to pick up a serving of Lentil Grape Cauliflower Salad
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Curried Cauliflower, Grape & Lentil Salad
Crazy delicious kale salad topped with red grapes, lentils, and curry roasted cauliflower. Served with a tahini-green curry paste dressing! Just 30 minutes required for this flavorful side or entrée.
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SUPER Cleansing Slaw with Rosemary Tahini Dressing! 30 minutes, healthy, SO tasty! #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #salad #minimalistbaker
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Super Cleansing Slaw with Rosemary Dressing
Fresh, delicious vegetable slaw with a garlic rosemary tahini dressing! Packed with nutrient-rich vegetables and fruit with cleansing benefits and tons of nutrients. Just 20 minutes required for this incredibly healthy side, snack, or salad base!
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Using salad tongs to pick up a serving of our delicious Kale Caesar Salad with Crispy Chickpeas
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Chickpea Caesar Salad
This Chickpea Caesar Salad is ready in just 30 minutes! Kale provides a hearty base while the zesty cashew Caesar dressing brings the whole dish to life. The perfect side to any main!
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Using a fork and knife to cut into a Cashew Cauliflower Steak topped with dates and mint
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Cashew-Crusted Cauliflower “Steak”
INCREDIBLE Cashew-Crusted Cauliflower “Steak”! 10 ingredients, flavorful, crisp on the outside, tender on the inside. A delicious side or entrée with plenty of protein!
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Plate with a grain-free Balsamic Portobello Pizza beside vegan parmesan, fresh basil, and balsamic reduction
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Balsamic-Marinated Portobello Pizzas
Incredibly flavorful balsamic-marinated portobello pizzas with roasted veggies, red sauce, and vegan cheese! Just 10 ingredients required!
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Chopsticks resting on a bowl of Bibimbap made with brown rice and lots of veggies
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Easy Bibimbap with Gochujang Sauce
A Korean-inspired dish that’s simple, healthy, and customizable depending on the season. It’s also an affordable meal and the sauce can be made ahead of time to ensure speedy future preparations! Add some homemade (or store-bought) kimchi for the ultimate feast. Just 10 ingredients required.
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Jar and spoonful of easy homemade Romesco Sauce surrounded by ingredients used to make it
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Easy Romesco Sauce
Easy, flavorful romesco sauce made with just 7 ingredients and 30 minutes. The perfect sauce for veggie bowls, pasta, Italian dishes, and beyond.
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Metal tray filled with Vegan Palak Paneer with cubes of tofu
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Vegan Palak Paneer with Curried Tofu
An incredibly flavorful, vegan take on classic palak paneer with curried tofu in place of cheese! 30 minutes required, big flavor, and so delicious!
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Plate of Vegan Quinoa Fried Rice
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30-Minute Quinoa “Fried Rice”
Delicious, hearty quinoa "fried rice" stir fry with broccoli, carrot, and a sweet-and-spicy sauce! Ready in less than 30 minutes, big flavor, and incredibly satisfying!
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Close up shot of our Detoxifying Beetroot smoothie recipe
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Detoxifying Beet & Berry Smoothie
A vibrant, nutrient-packed smoothie made with detoxifying beetroot and fresh fruit. Subtly sweet, perfectly tart, and ready with just 1 blender, 3 ingredients, and 5 minutes.
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Glass of our plant-based Chocolate Protein Shake topped with fresh raspberries and hemp seeds
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Chocolate Protein Shake (Protein Powder-Free!)
Simple 7-ingredient, plant-based shake made with protein-rich whole food ingredients and NO protein powder. Creamy, chocolaty, naturally sweetened, and just 1 blender and 5 minutes to prepare.
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Tray of low sugar, date-sweetened Matcha Bliss Balls beside a bowl of hemp seeds
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Matcha Bliss Bites
Delicious little matcha bliss balls made in the food processor with 8 simple ingredients in 20 minutes! Nourishing, low sugar, plant-based, and grain-free!
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Dipping a Vegan Brownie Cookie into almond milk
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Fudgy Vegan Brownie Cookies
Insanely fudgy vegan brownie cookies that are tender on the inside, crisp on the outside, and reminiscent of a brownie! Just 10 ingredients required for these naturally sweetened gluten- and grain-free treats!
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Tray with a batch of Carrot Apple Muffins for simple GF vegan fall dessert
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1-Bowl Carrot Apple Muffins (Vegan + GF)
Vegan, gluten-free carrot muffins loaded with fruit and veggies. Super moist and flavorful, healthy, and made in one bowl! Perfect for on-the-go breakfast and snacking.
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Half eaten Mini Vegan Key Lime Pie on a cutting board
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7-Ingredient Vegan Key Lime Pies
7-Ingredient key lime pie bites with a simple graham cracker crust! Perfectly tart, creamy, and so satisfying.
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If you try any of these recipes, let us know! Leave a comment, or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

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  1. Manon says

    Thanks for this and bravo for the new website. It looks great. I love it love it love it! So clear and looking so “fresh” – perfect spring makeover

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