The Ten Most Popular Meatless Monday Recipes of 2018

Happy New Year from Meatless Monday!

Thanks to you, Meatless Monday is celebrated every Monday all over the world. And, if 2018 is any indication, the message of Meatless Monday will continue to spread far and wide in 2019. We predict plant-based recipes will continue to rise in popularity and more noteworthy cookbooks with why-didn’t-I-think-of-that recipes will appear in your kitchen.

Folks around the globe agree, cutting out meat one day a week is a decision that’s good for your health and the health of the planet. It can benefit your heart, kidneys, and so much more. And swapping out meat for fruits and veggies each week can help fight climate change. Plus, get on board because eating a plant-based diet is also super trendy and here to stay.

Drum Roll Please!

We’re proud to present the top ten most-viewed Meatless Monday recipes from 2018!


#1: Jamaican Jerk Tofu

jamaican jerk tofu

This recipe is number one for the second year in a row! Read more below about this signature dish from Meatless Monday Jamaica and Jacqui “Juicy Chef” Sinclair.

#2: Zucchini Tomato Curry

zucchni tomato curry

A sweet and spicy second place.

#3: Thai Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

thai spring rolls

A fun wrap with a group of friends is new to the Top Ten list!

#4: Banana Date Smoothie

banana date smoothie

Sweet! This delicious smoothie is coming back for a second year.

#5: Black Bean Meatless Balls and Zucchini Noodles

black bean meatballs and zoodles

Zoodles are so popular! They’re back for another year.

#6: Kale, Potato and Carrot Curry

kale potato carrot curry

Fragrant and easy, this curry is new to the list.

#7: Lemon Mint Quinoa Salad

lemon mint quinoa

A refreshing and simple salad squeaks in at number seven!

#8: Casamiento (Black Beans and Rice)


A delicious classic recipe from the Meatless Monday community in Honduras.

#9: Cherry Tomato Pesto Penne

Back for another year, a quick and easy dish for everyone to enjoy.

#10: Breakfast Lentils

breakfast lentils

This recipe proves lentils are delicious any time of day.

For the second year in a row, the number one spot on our Top Ten list has been occupied by Jamaican Jerk Tofu. This is a savory mix of herbs and spices that can convert anyone to tofu. We reached out to Jacqui “Juicy Chef” Sinclair, who leads the Meatless Monday efforts in Jamaica, to share her thoughts on jerk and why it’s so popular.

Jacqui explains, “Jerk is both a style of grilling and special type of marinade. With the rise in popularity of vegetarianism for health and climate change, the jerk technique has transcended beyond meat.”

And for those of you trying this recipe at home, Jacqui shares some suggestions, “Plant-based foods such as tofu, eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms, cauliflower, and other hardy vegetables that lend themselves to grilling are great choices for jerk. These vegetables can easily ‘soak up’ the addictive and distinct taste of Jamaica.”

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Meatless Monday is celebrated around the world. Join us and find out what it’s all about when you make the decision to cut out the meat on Mondays.