Wonderful Vegan Valentine’s Dinner Ideas


vegan valentines dinner ideas

If your beloved is vegan, there is no reason why you cannot have a lavish dinner date! Here are some amazing vegan dinner ideas that you can try for Valentine’s day.

Linguine with avocado, tomato & lime

A bowl of food on a plate

Ingredients

  • 115g wholemeal linguine
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1 avocado, stoned, peeled, and chopped
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ pack fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped (optional)

Method

A bowl of fruit salad
  • Cook the pasta according to pack instructions – about 10 mins. Meanwhile, put the lime juice and zest in a medium bowl with the avocado, tomatoes, coriander, onion and chilli, if using, and mix well.
  • Drain the pasta, toss into the bowl and mix well. Serve straight away while still warm, or cold.

Cauliflower steaks with roasted red pepper & olive salsa

Ingredients

  • 1 cauliflower
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 roasted red pepper
  • 4 black olives, pitted
  • small handful parsley
  • 1 tsp capers
  • ½ tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp toasted flaked almonds

Method

  • Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7 and line a baking tray with baking parchment. Slice the cauliflower into two 1-inch steaks – use the middle part as it’s larger, and save the rest for another time. Rub the paprika and ½ tbsp oil over the steaks and season. Put on the tray and roast for 15-20 mins until cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, make the salsa. Chop the pepper, olives, parsley and capers, and put into a bowl and mix with the remaining oil and vinegar. Season to taste. When the steaks are cooked, spoon over the salsa and top with flaked almonds to serve.

Miso aubergines

Ingredients

  • 2 small aubergines, halved
  • vegetable oil, for roasting and frying
  • 50g brown miso
  • 100g giant couscous
  • 1 red chilli, thinly sliced
  • ½ small pack coriander, leaves chopped

Method

  • Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. With a sharp knife, criss-cross the flesh of the aubergines in a diagonal pattern, then place on a baking tray. Brush the flesh with 1 tbsp vegetable oil.
  • Mix the miso with 25ml water to make a thick paste. Spread the paste over the aubergines, then cover the tray with foil and roast in the centre of the oven for 30 mins.
  • Remove the foil and roast the aubergines for a further 15-20 mins, depending on their size, until tender.
  • Meanwhile, bring a saucepan of salted water to the boil and heat ½ tbsp vegetable oil over a medium-high heat in a frying pan. Add the couscous to the frying pan, toast for 2 mins until golden brown, then tip into the pan of boiling water and cook for 8-10 mins until tender (or following pack instructions). Drain well. Serve the aubergines with the couscous, topped with the chilli and a scattering of coriander leaves.

So, these are some of the best and most wonderful vegan Valentine’s dinner ideas to try.

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