Don’t know what to cook for a romantic vegan dinner at home? Let these decadent vegan Valentine’s Day recipes inspire your date night.
Vegan Valentine’s Day Recipes
What could be more romantic than making that special someone in your life a Valentine’s Day pancake breakfast? These apple oat pancakes are easy, healthy and taste like a sweet indulgence.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by making a breakfast skillet. In 30 minutes, you can present a meal full of colors, textures and all kinds of healthy ingredients. It’ll make more than enough for two.
Ever wake up with buttermilk waffles on your mind? You can have them without ever leaving your house. These are vegan, light and fluffy and perfect to begin a special day.
There’s no better way to show someone love than by making them a hash brown casserole. Potatoes, onions, spices and vegan cheese all come together to make the ultimate comfort food.
Valentine’s Day is a special day, so why not serve some very special pancakes? These Japanese pancakes raise up sky high and are light as air. You’ll never want old pancakes again.
Ah, love is in the air, and there’s something inherently romantic about sharing a plate of five-ingredient French crepes. You can even choose from a variety of scrumptious fillings.
Pink is the color of romance. It’s also the color of these healthy, vegan pancakes. Whether savory or sweet, they’ll make quite the impression on the plate.
Remember when those two puppy dogs in love shared a plate of pasta? Adorable! You can recreate that moment with your very own plate of basil pesto pasta. Healthy and romantic all at once!
11. Vegan ‘Steak’
Everyone loves to celebrate special occasions with a steak dinner but what are vegans supposed to do? A seitan steak dinner? Yes! All of the flavor, texture and luxury without any meat products.
Simple and elegant, green beans with a little garlic, olive oil and spices are a perfect Valentine’s Day side dish. They’re easy and quick to make, leaving plenty of time for romance.
What is true love? It may just be taking the time to recreate and veganize the legendary fast food flavor of a KFC meal. Give the gift of a two, three or even six-piece meal!
14. Caesar Salad
What kind of Caesar salad do you have when you replace the parmesan, egg and anchovy with nutritional yeast, vegan mayo and miso? You have a vegan Caesar salad worthy of a dramatic tableside presentation.
Mushroom stroganoff is one of those meals that feels expensive and elegant. In reality, it’s cheap and easy to make. Try it for a romantic dinner for two or for a family meal.
Light a candle and ladle out two bowls of this Persian Bean Soup. You’ll each slowly sip the herby broth before digging into the wholesome ingredients. A Valentine’s Day win.
Of course vegans can enjoy sushi — with just a few adjustments. Swap out the tuna for a marinated tomato and wrap and roll until your heart’s desire. Don’t forget the soy sauce!
One way to infuse your Valentine’s Day with a little heat is to spice up your food. These 15-minute chili garlic mushrooms can be a side or the star of a main dish.
Take a white sauce and turn it red with sun-dried tomatoes. Add a few chili flakes for heat and you’ll be dining on yummy pasta with your best sweetie by your side.
Caramelized onions, fresh thyme and stock-soaked bread topped with vegan cheese. Two bowls, no waiting. If that doesn’t sound like a love affair, I don’t know what does.
Looking for the perfect side dish for your Valentine’s Day dinner? These Sticky Vegan Miso Roasted Carrots should be a serious contender because they are everything. Easy, colorful — they’re a sweet-savory revelation.
On Valentine’s Day, who has hours to spare for standing overtop a hot stove and crafting a tasty soup? Good thing this tomato basil soup with tortellini only takes 30 minutes to make.
Prepare yourself! This isn’t Grandma’s stodgy, over-dressed, mushy potato salad. It’s a complete reinvention of the classic dish that’s healthy, pesto-forward and features fluffy roasted potatoes.
Ah, strawberries and Valentine’s Day. They work perfectly together in this decadent but light Peanut Butter Strawberry Shortcake. It’s a study in the wonders of sweet and salty deliciousness.
Enjoying a warm, gooey dessert with someone you love is the best. This should probably be that dessert. Part cake, part pudding, both bathing naughtily in a pool of rich caramel sauce.
How could a vegan make a throw-back Jell-O dessert when gelatin isn’t vegan? Find out when you make this Strawberry Pretzel Salad. It looks as if it came right off of the summertime potluck table.
Ever wonder what a coconut-flavored cloud might taste like? Wonder no more. Have a slice of this Coconut Cream Pie and be delivered into a lighter-than-air dessert-induced bliss.
Of course I wanted chocolate on Valentine’s Day but I didn’t want to stop there. I also wanted brownies, peanut butter and Oreos. This recipe managed to wrangle everything into one insanely decadent treat.
29. Chocolate Fondue
Any couple in love would do well to indulge in a warm, chocolate fondue. All kinds of fruit for dipping, all kinds of chocolate dripping — it’s just too romantic for words.
Eating healthy on Valentine’s Day may seem like a challenge but this dessert makes it a whole lot easier. Strawberry Cream Pie is like a little bite of strawberry heaven without any dessert sin.
Churros! Who doesn’t love churros? When you pipe these veganized cinnamon and sugar dusted churros into a heart, the adorable level goes off the charts.
32. Oreo Cupcakes
You don’t have to be a kid to love Oreos. Did you know they were vegan? Score! These cupcakes have crushed Oreos in the batter and in the frosting.
Travel to Italy without leaving your kitchen. This version of the classic Italian dessert, Affogato, has dairy-free vanilla ice cream drowning in strong coffee and salted caramel sauce. Yum!
Chocolate covered strawberries are a Valentine’s Day must. Take it to the next level, though, by serving up Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes! They’re like two desserts in one!
Think citrus cream with fruit. A posset is a no-bake dessert that’s a life saver when you’re short on time. It’s simple — only four ingredients — and it’s light, refreshing and easy to make.
Carrot cake just naturally wants to be healthy. This recipe lightens the sugar and oil, uses vegan ingredients and is easy to make, all while producing the most scrumptious cupcakes you’ll ever eat.
37. Heart Pie Pops
These adorable little pie pops prove you’re not afraid of making an effort for love. Sweet crust stuffed with raspberry or strawberry jam and cut into a heart shape? They’re too darn cute!
38. Red Velvet Cake
I’m telling you right now, if you serve this luscious vegan Red Velvet Cake to your sweetie on this Valentine’s Day, you will be rewarded with affection, appreciation and awe.
Chocolate has been associated with Valentine’s Day since forever. So have strawberries. Now, you can combine those two classic elements into one ball of ecstasy with these easy, inexpensive and vegan Strawberry Chocolate Truffles.
40. Love Martini
If martinis be the drink of love, I’ll take one, please. A seductive mixture of Peach Schnapps, Malibu Rum, vodka and cranberry juice with a little strawberry garnish on the side. Perfection.
Yes, you could enjoy a glass of champagne for Valentine’s Day but why not change things up and have an Aperol Spritz? It’s a refreshing combo of Prosecco, Aperol, club soda with an orange slice.
Strawberry brings the fruity sweet. Thyme brings a kiss of earthy, herbal notes. The vodka brings the celebration in to full gear. Mix together and serve at once.
43. Easy Sangria
We should all be eating more fruit, right? This calls for a pitcher of Easy Sangria! Apples and oranges with lemon and lime soaked in red wine is the nutritionally appropriate answer.
What’s the definition of refreshing? It might just be lime, mint and chilled white wine served with club soda over ice. Isn’t that also the definition of a White Wine Mojito? Coincidence? I think not.
Red wine is nice but what if you want something a little more whimsical? Add some bubbly club soda, simple syrup, lemon and lime and suddenly you’ve got a whole new red wine take.
Strawberries are romantic. Sangria is romantic. Strawberry Sangria might just be the most seductive and romance inducing concoction ever to grace your stemware. Be prepared!
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