Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. And, with flowers and love spreading around the world, it's time to celebrate with Valentine's Day recipes. Unfortunately, since becoming plant-based, most restaurants where we live have set menus that don't cater to plant-based eating.
Even the vegan restaurants in our area serve a set menu, expensive and limited choices. So, I make my own Valentine's Day recipes and bring the romance home with food.
Valentine's Day Recipes: Appetizer Suggestions
If you plan to serve several courses to your family or significant other, a light appetizer is always a great way to begin dinner.
Vegan Quiches are bite-sized appetizers or quick and easy breakfasts. These little bite-sized treats are perfect for any holiday full of vegetables and savory flavors. Easy to freeze and reheat, these tiny treasures will melt in your mouth.
The fruit salsa recipe is fresh, fruity, and fabulous. Dip with oil-free, homemade cinnamon tortilla chips. This light salsa served with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips is a delicious way to begin your Valentine's dinner.
Beet dip is creamy, healthy, and delicious! Perfect for chips, raw vegetables, or a sandwich spread, beet dip is quick and easy and ready in under 10 minutes. And, it's the perfect color for Valentine's Day appetizer.
Quick and straightforward, vegan bruschetta can be a beautiful, colorful appetizer to serve your sweetie on Valentine's Day. Choose bright, vibrant tomatoes and beautiful bright vegetables to make your beautiful creation creatively.
Valentine's Day Recipes for Salads
Take your Vegan Caesar Salad to the next level of elegance by grilling your lettuce, and with a few ingredients, you will be in salad heaven.
Made with kale, shredded Brussel sprouts, red cabbage, and various vibrant vegetables, Quinoa Kale Salad is a perfect salad for Valentine's Day. Dressed in a savory vinaigrette dressing, make this salad ahead of time and enhance with flavor as the sauce soaks in.
Panzanella Salad Recipe or Tuscan Chopped Salad is traditionally a bread and tomato salad. Still, my Panzanella salad recipe adds pickled baby bell peppers, new potatoes, avocado, radishes, red onions, cucumbers, kalamata olives, and tofu feta in an oil-free balsamic dressing.
Mango slaw combines crisp and fresh vegetables with sweet mango in a tangy dressing that will tempt your tastebuds.
Vegan Waldorf Salad Recipe is the perfect side dish with vibrant grapes and sweet apples for Valentine's Day.
Valentine's Day Recipes for Entrees your Sweetheart
Whenever I think of a romantic dinner, I think of savory, comfort food with a fancy twist.
Vegan vegetable strudel stuffed with vegetables in a thick and creamy vegan gravy, wrapped in a light, flaky, oil-free crust, tempts the weak at heart. Then, add some cute heart cut-outs with a cookie cutter for Valentine's Day decoration. Serve with Vegan Mashed Potatoes Recipe!
Like a tart, a savory vegetable galette refers to a rustic, free-form single-crust pastry similar to a pizza, filled with roasted vegetables with a cranberry, balsamic drizzle.
Quick and easy, creamy tomato pasta is a tubular pasta bathed in a creamy, oil-free, nut-free pink sauce perfect for Valentine's Day.
Vegan white sauce lasagna is layered with onions, mushrooms, and spinach in a creamy white sauce and topped with vegan parmesan cheese. Elegant and savory, this recipe will impress your Valentine.
Vegan Mushroom Wellington filled with a savory mushroom pate, wrapped in a delicate puff pastry, baked to perfection, tempts anyone to fall in love. As a side note, this is my favorite recipe for Valentine's Day.
Valentine's Day Recipes for Desserts
Does your significant other love peanut butter? Enjoy a chocolate peanut butter dessert with natural peanut butter, flax seeds, and a little vegan chocolate. One bite-sized treat is all you need.
Chocolate vegan pudding made with sweet potatoes, dates, and a few other simple ingredients, tastes like love in a dish. Refined sugar-free, oil-free, gluten-free, and nut-free, this vegan chocolate pudding recipe is creamy and delicious.
Another simple recipe is these pomegranate chocolates which take minutes to prepare and taste like magic in your mouth. Vegan dark chocolate surrounds fresh pomegranate seeds for a beautiful combination of flavors.
As Valentine's Day approaches, plan a meal for your friend, significant other, or family to show your love! Happy Valentine's Day!
Hi! My name is Kathy, I am a retired high school English teacher & vegan enthusiast and blogger. My entire blog is fully plant-based vegan. I truly believe what we eat & how we live determines our health & the preservation of our planet! 🙂