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10 Romantic Vegetarian Valentine’s Day Recipes

Maybe it’s just us, but somehow “vegetarian” and “romantic” seem like polar opposites when it comes to recipes. However, romantic meals don’t have to be just sirloins and seared scallops. Let’s bring the love back into vegetarian eating too! We’ve compiled a few of our romantic vegetarian Valentine’s Day recipes as ideas for a cooking date. Yes, there’s a lot of pasta and pizza, but the Italians seem to know how to do it right.

Tell us >What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day memory? Mine is from growing up: my mom used to surprise our family by decorating our dining room with balloons and gifting my sister and me with fancy Valentines and little treats.

10 Romantic Vegetarian Valentine's Day Recipes | A Couple Cooks

Heart Shaped Caramelized Onion and Brussels Sprout Pizzas

What’s more fun that heart-shaped foods? This pizza is mighty tasty, heart shaped or not, with silky caramelized onions, gooey cheese, and a bit of shaved Brussels sprouts. Check out our pizza dough video to learn how to make dough.

10 Romantic Vegetarian Valentine's Day Recipes | A Couple Cooks

Cacio e Pepe

This Italian cheese and pepper spaghetti couldn’t be simpler; the recipe is from our friend Ashley Rodriguez’s book Date Night In. Alex and I ate a killer cacio e pepe last time we were in Rome. The pasta I originally ordered wasn’t my favorite, so we ordered cacio e pepe as a second pasta course (we joked it was dessert)—the server thought we were a bit crazy!

10 Romantic Vegetarian Valentine's Day Recipes | A Couple Cooks

Cherry Goat Cheese Bites

Something about cherries is romantic, right? These sauteed cherries with fluffy goat cheese and a bit of sage are a delicious starter to a Valentine’s Day meal.

10 Romantic Vegetarian Valentine's Day Recipes | A Couple Cooks

Rosemary Roasted Tomatoes with Polenta

This cozy bowl of polenta with roasted canned tomatoes and a bit of fresh rosemary has a romantic feel. It’s not pasta, but it’s another Italian offering (no surprise).

10 Romantic Vegetarian Valentine's Day Recipes | A Couple Cooks

Heart Beet Hummus

What’s more Valentine’s Day appropriate than hot pink hummus? Adding a roasted beet to hummus makes it stunning to look at—and it’s tasty too.

10 Romantic Vegetarian Valentine's Day Recipes | A Couple Cooks

All Natural Pink Swirled Chocolate Bark

Speaking of pink, our new chocolate bark is naturally colored pink with beet root powder: no artificial dyes or flavorings! We’ve also got a video on how to swirl chocolate.
10 Romantic Vegetarian Valentine's Day Recipes | A Couple Cooks

Vegetarian Spaghetti Carbonara

This vegetarian pasta carbonara features smoked mozzarella cheese and a fresh egg yolk that’s stirred into the pasta as an extra creamy sauce. Omit the peas to channel a more wintry vibe.

10 Romantic Vegetarian Valentine's Day Recipes | A Couple Cooks

Tart Cherry Chocolate Galette

Hot off the presses, this rustic tart is simple to whip up and tastes incredible. What could be better than cherries and chocolate? The star is our flaky rye pie crust, which our friend’s 7-year-old recently told us was “spectacular” after she tried a piece.

10 Romantic Vegetarian Valentine's Day Recipes | A Couple Cooks

Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake

These cakes are made of almonds, a bit of chocolate, and honey, making for a naturally gluten-free treat that’s both wholesome and decadent all at once.

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    Allyson (Considering The Radish)
    February 13, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Agreed that vegetarian food doesn’t seem very romantic- I’m not sure if it’s because vegetables rarely scream “indulgent” or if we just need better marketing. But this is a solid list of things I want to eat- especially that carbonara. That looks so impossibly good.

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    Kari
    February 13, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Heart shaped pizza is always a winner!
    Kari
    http://sweetteasweetie.com/

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