Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas

Looking for romantic recipes to stay in and cook? These Valentine’s Day dinner ideas make a great date night or vegan romantic dinner.

Valentine's day dinner idea

When it comes to Valentine’s Day dinner ideas, somehow “vegetarian” or “vegan” and “romantic” seem like polar opposites when it comes to recipes. Am I right? But romantic recipes don’t have to be just sirloins and seared scallops! Let’s bring the love back into plant based recipes, too. We’ve compiled a few of our romantic vegetarian and vegan Valentine’s Day dinner ideas for a cooking date. Every recipe below has some kind of romantic vibe. Of course: you don’t have to use these on Valentine’s Day either! Use any of our romantic recipes for a date with someone you love.

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

5 Comments

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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.

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 30, 2017 at 9:44 pm

      Haha I guess that must be it! The carbonara is super delish! The egg yolk makes the best creamy sauce :)

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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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    Bianca
    February 14, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    The cherry chocolate tart was probably the best dessert that I have ever had in my life! I will be back for more recipes

    • Reply
      Sonja
      February 14, 2019 at 8:59 pm

      Oh we are so glad to hear this! So glad you enjoyed it Bianca!

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