The Laravel Lumen Framework.
I think there are micro frameworks like lumen that are far more accessible in the first steps (https://lumen.laravel.com).
NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.
Vue App with Lumen Passport API (Part I)
5 projects | dev.to | 25 Jun 2022
Should you use Laravel 9 over Lumen 9?
2 projects | reddit.com/r/laravel | 13 Apr 2022
Should choose laravel or lumen to write api for an mobile app?
2 projects | reddit.com/r/laravel | 8 Mar 2022
Vite is now the default frontend asset bundler for Laravel applications
2 projects | reddit.com/r/laravel | 29 Jun 2022
How Laravel is an ideal choice for Enterprise App Development?
1 project | reddit.com/r/u_Professional_Park317 | 29 Jun 2022