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The 10 Recipes You Loved the Most in 2018

December 20, 2018
Photo Credit: Clare Winfield

2018 was a great year for recipes at Clean Plates, but there were a few that you, our readers, loved more than others. From easy, DIY baked zucchini fries to treats like chocolatey almond butter cups—the mix included everything from easy-to-make sides to desserts you can feel good about. This list features the 10 most popular recipes that ran on Clean Plates in 2018, so now you have them all in one place. Up next: a whole new year of delicious things for you to eat!

Plant-Based Meals Won 2018

We discovered that most of the recipes you love are plant-based. Cauliflower and zucchini were stand out stars, with avocado still holding on strong. Thanks to the explosion of interest in low carb diets, cauliflower had a banner year and it’s just getting started. Expect to see more plant-based options in your market with the coming new year.

Logic-Defying Zucchini Fries

Photo Credit: Sarah Britton

1. Gluten-Free Baked Zucchini “Fries”


Photo Credit: Nassima Rothacker

2. Jerk-Style Cauliflower Steaks

Simple Soup with Carrots, Parsnips, and Scallions

3. Simple Soup with Carrots, Parsnips and Scallions

Chocolatey almond butter cups

4. Chocolatey Almond Butter Cups

Everything Avocado Toast

Photo Credit: Clare Winfield

5. Everything Avocado Toast

Chicken soup

6. Super-Fast Homemade Chicken Soup

Creamy Avocado Walnut Spelt Rigatoni

Photo Credit: Nina Olsson

7. Creamy Avocado, Walnut and Spelt Rigatoni

Cauliflower Zucchini Patties

8. Cauliflower-Zucchini Patties

Roasted garlic mashed cauliflower

Photo Credit: Erin Kunkel © 2016

9. The Perfect Holiday Side Dish: Mashed Cauliflower

Salmon poke

10. Restaurant-Quality Salmon Poke

What would you like to see more of in 2019? Write to us and let us know.

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