It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and whether you’re spending it with your loved one or a group of friends (#Galentines, anyone?), it’s the perfect excuse to cook up something romantic to share. Speaking of, nothing blows out the candles like a meal that involves animal cruelty and environmental damage, so here are some 100% plant-based and totally delicious recipes to inspire you this Valentine’s Day.
1. Creamy Pumpkin Soup
It’s 14th February, so it couldn’t be a better time to cook up a 3-course meal. Start off with a coconut-based creamy pumpkin soup that is healthy, vibrant and perfect for warming up the evening. This recipe is topped with toasted coconut too for a special kick.
Get The Recipe: Food and Wine
2. Vegetable Wonton Bites
Another awesome appetiser to kick off your romantic meal is veggie-filled baked wonton bites. It calls for wonton wrappers (you can find them in the frozen section in most supermarkets), hummus, veggies of your choice and topped with spring onions.
Get The Recipe: The Domestic Dietitian
3. Savoury Chickpea Pancakes with Kale & Fennel
Requiring just four ingredients, chickpea flour pancakes (also known as socca) are packed with protein, easy to whip up, and looks and tastes incredibly impressive when topped with fresh kale and fennel and tahini dressing. Yum.
Get The Recipe: Bon Appetit
4. Cauliflower Steak With Mushroom Gravy
This one is always a plant-based winner. Who doesn’t love a cauliflower steak, baked to perfection? While this vegan classic is a totally improvisation-friendly dish, Oh My Veggie’s recipe comes with a mushroom gravy to take it up a notch for a special evening.
Get The Recipe: Oh My Veggies
5. Sweet Potato & Mushroom Cannelloni
For something a bit more fancy, why not try to create a vegan cannelloni? This recipe calls for creamy mashed sweet potatoes, sauteed wild mushroom, baked butter beans and braised escarole. Don’t know about you, but that sounds delicious to us.
Get The Recipe: Serious Eats
6. Asparagus & Pea Risotto
If pasta isn’t quite your thing, then try this lemony and creamy risotto dish made with asparagus and peas. Sprinkled with some nutritional yeast on top, this makes a perfect main course for an all-vegan romantic meal.
Get The Recipe: My Darling Vegan
7. Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
What’s a Valentine’s Day dinner without chocolate-dipped strawberries? All you need is dairy-free chocolate of your choice, and some fresh sweet strawberries. Tip: serve with vegan-friendly ice cream!
Get The Recipe: Beaming Baker
8. Peanut Butter Hearts
Another adorable dessert to finish off your all-vegan meal is this healthy peanut butter-filled chocolate hearts. It calls for natural peanut butter, maple syrup, oat flour, cocoa powder, and coconut oil. So easy and indulgent.
Get The Recipe: Fooduzzi
Lead image courtesy of The Recipe Critic.