101 Vegan Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas

101 Vegan Valentine's Day Dinner Ideas

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Thinking of cooking dinner for a loved one but not sure how to approach the vegan aspect? Perhaps you’re a new vegan, looking for some ideas? Well, I’ve got your back! You’re about to take a deep dive into some of the tastiest, most delicious vegan Valentine’s Day dinner ideas. I hope you’re ready for it!

101 Vegan Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas

As this list shows, vegan food doesn’t have to be devoid of flavour or boring. You’ll find substitutes for every kind of non-vegan dinner here, with a little something to suit everyone. In fact, you might just want to make some of these on other days of the year, too.

1: Beetroot Falafel

By Greedy Gourmet

If you were on the hunt for red or pink-coloured foods that you can serve up for your loved one (or whoever) on Valentine’s Day, this one might just tick all the right boxes for you.

Firstly, the beetroot falafel balls are just that: red.

Secondly, they’re vegan-friendly, with no meat or animal-based products.

Thirdly, you have plenty of options when it comes to serving them up – with hummus, in pitta sandwiches, and more. The recipe gives you a few ideas, but I’m sure you could come up with a few more!

Beetroot Falafel - Greedy Gourmet

In fact, if you like the sound of this falafel recipe, you might also like these:

5: Vegan Arugula Pesto Pasta

By Meal Prep on Fleek

In the UK, we call arugula ‘rocket’, and you usually get it in little bags from supermarkets. And, if some reports are to be believed, the peppery green and leafy vegetable is also somewhat of an aphrodisiac.

Ancient Roman civilisations were said to have been the first to notice the libido-boosting properties, but no one really knows, definitively, whether or not it works. (I guess you’ll just have to try it for yourself!)

And if you’re interested in more arugula/rocket vegan Valentine’s Day dinner ideas, here’s a couple more:

8: Curried Carrot Fritters

By A Virtual Vegan

Carrots are thought to be an aphrodisiac because… well, because they are phallic-shaped. (Apparently, that’s all it takes to get the blood pumping, according to some ancient civilisations.)

Aside from that, they’re delicious, versatile, and easy to cook with. You can also use them to make other dishes more substantial.

9: Ramen Noodles Stir Fry

By Budget Delicious

Everyone’s jumping on the Ramen bandwagon these days, and it’s hardly a surprise. They’re cheap, easy to make, come in a range of flavours, and can be customised in so many ways. This recipe (one of my favourite vegan Valentine’s Day dinner ideas) is easy, quick, simple, and has more flavour than you’d expect!

10: Firecracker Vegan Lettuce Wraps

By Pinch of Yum

If you like the sound of a creamy sesame sauce, plus brown rice noodles, and crispy tofu bits, that’s just what this recipe promises to provide – and it takes just 35 minutes, from start to finish, to make. You can even customise what you add to the wraps, making it a perfect hands-on Valentine’s Day dinner idea.

Vegan Lettuce Wraps - Pinch of Yum

11: Vegan Mushroom Wellington

By Be Plant Well

Using delicious portobello mushrooms, you can make this wellington dish with homemade puff pastry, or with premade puff pastry. I’m sure no one will know the difference. I’ve served the premade stuff loads of times, and never have I received a negative comment.

Here are a few more meat dishes you could serve up with a vegan twist:

16: Chinese-Inspired Broccoli with Garlic Sauce

By Build Your Bite

If you’re in the mood for takeout but have nothing vegan close by, why not make your own? You could even make dinner together, as part of your Valentine’s Day celebrations. There’s nothing more romantic than getting up close and person with food and your loved one.

While we’re on the subject of Chinese-inspired meals, you could always take a look at some of these vegan Valentine’s Day dinner ideas:

21: Vegan Korean Black Noodles (Jajangmyeon) in Black Bean Sauce

By Pickled Plum

In South Korea, Valentine’s Day is celebrated slightly differently. They have the traditional version of Valentine’s Day, which is when couples celebrate their love; but there is another day that some people celebrate, too. That day falls on the 14th of April, and it is known as “Black Day” – a day for single people. Some people refer to it as a ‘pity party’ – eating black noodles and dressing in black as a sign of their loneliness.

22: Rainbow Summer Rolls

By Vegan Recipe Club

If you want to bring the rainbow to your loved one this Valentine’s Day, this is definitely a dinner idea you should consider. Not only is it vegan-friendly, it’s also wheat-free, gluten-free, quick, and great for kids, too! You know, just in case you want to put this recipe in your little recipe book for later.

Rainbow Summer Rolls - Vegan Recipe Club

23: Vegan Haggis


If you’re making dinner for a haggis-loving Scot, or you just love haggis, this vegan recipe, provided by PETA, is a great way to go if you want to impress. Served with the traditional ‘neeps and tatties’, I think this one will go down a spicy little treat.

24: Sweet Potato, Sage, and Onion Tart

By The Vegan Society

A complete meal in one, this tart will be big enough to feed up to six or eight people, and it’s fairly easy to make. So, if you’re making Valentine’s Day dinner for a whole bunch of friends or loved ones, this is a smart, easy, vegan way to do it!

25: Creamy Vegan Tuscan Orzo

By Short Girl Tall Order

This recipe is packed with delightful, Italian flavours, combined with cannellini beans, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and – of course – the risotto itself. Completely dairy-free, you’d never believe it. (I can vouch for that, because I’ve personally made this recipe myself.)

And, just in case you’re interested in more rice-based vegan Valentine’s Day dinner ideas, why not peek at these:

30: Vegan Lentil Loaf with Balsamic Onion Gravy

By Wallflower Kitchen

Not just vegan but gluten-free, too, this is one of those great Valentine’s Day dinner ideas for when you really want to impress someone with your roast dinner cooking skills. (And, as a Brit, I can tell you, we LOVE a roast dinner!)

Lentil Roast with Gravy - Wallflower Kitchen

31: Tasty Vegan Lasagne

By Jamie Oliver

You can’t go wrong with a lasagne (in my opinion). It’s easy to make, delicious to eat, and even available in vegetarian and vegan varieties. Just like this one, from Jamie Oliver, which incorporates onions, garlic, rosemary, celery, carrots, chilli flakes, vegan Cheddar cheese, almond milk, lentils, plum tomatoes, plain flour, sage, and (of course) the lasagne sheets. (Vegan, of course.)

32: Middle Eastern Spiced Nut Roast with Three Potato Topping

On Delicious Magazine

With halloumi, fresh herbs, dried fruit, quinoa, a mixture of nuts, and three types of potato, this is a dish that might take a little while to put together but will definitely be worth the work! (And I bet your loved one will be mighty impressed by it, too!)

33: Vegan Lentil Baked Ziti

By Short Girl Tall Order

This pasta dish is not only flavourful, but also packed with lots of protein – which is a must-have for vegetarians and vegans! With a tangy tomato sauce along with lentils and tofu ricotta, you’re going to want to make this one again and again. (In my opinion, obviously.)

Vegan Lentil Baked Ziti - Short Girl Tall Order

34: Jackfruit Curry

By Loving it Vegan

Jackfruit has quite a meaty taste and texture to it, which makes it perfect to use as a meat substitute. This delicious curry, created with the fruit plus crushed tomatoes, is a bit spicy, very flavoursome, and will impress the heck out of your vegan date this Valentine’s Day! (If they like jackfruit, of course.)

Looking for more vegan jackfruit or curry-based dishes? Here are a few more I’ve found:

39: Strawberry Avocado Pasta Salad

By Budget Delicious

Both strawberries and avocados are said to be aphrodisiacs in their own little ways, which means this pasta salad dish is a must-try vegan dish if you’re hoping the both of you will get a little carried away…

40: Wild Rice Casserole

By Vegan Blueberry

Described as creamy and rich, you’d almost never know this wild rice casserole was meat free. It is, though. You can even serve it up as a side dish if your loved one this Valentine’s Day is still on the meat-eating team. (Inclusivity and all that!)

41: Japanese Savoury Pancake (Okonomiyaki)

By Vegan Recipe Club

The literal translation of ‘okonomiyaki’ is, quite literally, ‘frilled as you like it’, which gives you some idea of just how customisable this tasty dinner dish is. You’ll need to set aside around 45 minutes of cooking and prep time for this one, but if you were to serve this dinner up to me, I would be super impressed!

42: Kung Pao Cauliflower

By The Circus Gardener on Yummly

Ready in an hour and made with 16 ingredients (including oil, herbs and spices, etc.), this is one of those dishes that’ll take a while to put together, but I bet you’ll appreciate once it’s all done. Cauliflower is a great meat substitute, and this recipe is just one way to cook it.

Are you interested in more cauliflower-based vegan recipes? Here are a few more tasty treats I’ve found:

46: Vegan Buffalo Chicken Wings

By Be Plant Well

Do you like nothing more than sitting down with your loved one to watch a movie, eat chicken wings, and chat about nothing well into the night? Well, these vegan buffalo chicken wings are the perfect substitute for plant-based people!

47: Roasted Vegetable Vegan Stew

By Meal Prep on Fleek

Valentine’s Day is in the month of February, which can be a bit of a tricky month, weather-wise. If you plan for a nice little picnic in the park with your loved one, it’ll end up being freezing cold and/or raining. If you’re lucky, it might even snow. In such an event, plan for a warming dinner instead. This roasted vegetable vegan stew, is easy to prepare and make, is packed full of nutrients, tastes great, and is friendly on the ol’ budget!

48: Easy Vegan Mushroom Schnitzel

By Mrs Jones’s Kitchen

Prepare in 15 minutes and cook in 30, mushrooms are given a juicy makeover in this meat-free dish. Serve with any number of side dishes and your Valentine’s Day guest would never know it was a vegan dish!

49: Garlicky Vegan Potato Gratin

By Minimalist Baker

Not only is this dish vegan, it’s also naturally sweetened, dairy free, and gluten free. Essentially, this one is good for pretty much everyone, and it looks great, and it tastes delightful. You have nothing to lose!

50: Rainbow Quinoa Salad

By Greedy Gourmet

Does the love of your life lighten up your days like the brightest rainbow? I know the sentiment might be a bit cheesy, but there’s nothing cheesy about this rainbow quinoa salad. In fact, all you’ll find in this vegan Valentine’s Day dinner idea is quinoa, chickpeas, pumpkin seeds, spinach leaves, spring onions, red peppers, carrots, and coriander leaves. You could even substitute a few of those ingredients with some yummy ones of your own!

In fact, while we’re on the subject of delicious vegan salads, here are a few more recommendations you might like to take a peek at:

55: Vegan Salmon

By Loving it Vegan

As shown by Alison, the recipe creator, you can easily recreate meat and fish with plant-based ingredients, such as tofu. If you’re in the market for a salmon substitute that is flaky, crispy, and tasty, this is definitely one of the vegan Valentine’s Day dinner ideas you should try.

56: Tofu Pad Thai

By Be Plant Well

Not only can you whip this dish up in a flash (less than thirty minutes), but it’s also delightfully bursting with flavour! In fact, I predict you’re going to like this one so much, you’ll make it all throughout the year and not just on Valentine’s Day.

57: Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup

By Pinch of Yum

A healthy, vegan-friendly soup that’s easy to make and great for a warming Valentine’s Day dinner, you could even use this delicious soup as a starter if you’re planning a three-course affair.

Here are a few more vegan soup ideas you could consider, too:

63: Cavolo Nero, Apple & Mint Salad

On Delicious Magazine

This salad looks posh, ticks all the vegan boxes, and is super easy to make. Along with covolo nero, apple, and mint, this crunchy salad dish also contains croutons and celery for a real crunch and taste sensation.

64: Smoky Vegan Cassoulet

By Vegan Recipe Club

A dish that comes from the south of France, this warming white bean dinner idea can be served traditionally, with bread, or in a more modern way, with things such as polenta (as with the recipe), cous cous, and more.

65: Leek, Mushroom and Blue ‘Cheese’ Quiche

By Vegan Recipe Club

Described as “absolutely banging” and “the best quiche [they’ve] ever had”, this vegan quiche is made with vegan blue cheese, sauteed leeks, garlic, tofu, and a bunch of delicious flavours. As well as being vegan-friendly, it’s also wheat-free, gluten-free, and totally freezable. (We love freezable leftovers, right?)

66: Vegan Butternut Squash, Pear & Chili Oil Pizza

By Short Girl Tall Order

Pizza isn’t generally recognised as the most romantic dish in the world, but I’m a big fan of it. I’d love it if someone made ME vegan pizza for Valentine’s Day!

If you’re in the market for more vegan pizza treats, I can thoroughly recommend these:

72: Sunblush Tomato and Olive Vegan Paella

By Olive Magazine

If you’ve got an hour of to spare, you have enough time to prepare and make this delicious vegan paella dish, bringing a touch of Spanish sun to your Valentine’s Day date. Healthy, vegan friendly, and easy to make, the recipe serves four, so there’ll be plenty of tasty leftovers to enjoy.

73: Vegan Chili Cheese Fries

By Vegan Heaven

Hot chillies are hot in many more ways than you’d think! The spicy nature of hot chilli foods means that your heart speeds up a little, which means that the blood pumps around the body faster, which in turn means that extra blood flow will get to those places.

Vegan Chili Cheese Fries - Vegan Heaven

As The Independent quite rightly recommends:

“Just make sure you wash your hands after…”

74: Portobello Mushroom Burger

By Be Plant Well

Do you want to enjoy a tasty burger with your loved (or liked) one this Valentine’s Day? With this portobello mushroom burger, you can! It’s packed with flavours, thanks to ingredients such as garlic, rosemary, and a soy marinade created from balsamic soy. Grill it, cook it in the oven, or whack it under the grill – you even have many different ways to make it!

And if you’d like more vegan burger suggestions, check these out:

80: Chestnut, Mushroom & Red Wine Pithivier

By Vegan Recipe Club

This dish is seriously fancy! Made with puff pastry, plus a bunch of tasty ingredients including mushrooms, leeks, garlic, chestnuts, and more, the French pie/puff (which do you think it is?) can serve up to eight people – plenty for a party, a dinner gathering, or just leftovers!

81: Vegan Picnic Platter with Tofu Satay Skewers

By Cauldron Foods

What’s more romantic than sharing food, picnic-style? Vegan Valentine’s Day dinner ideas like this one are great for exactly that! There are so many different ways to tweak and customise the recipe too, to incorporate all of your favourite foods and flavours.

Vegan Picnic Platter with Tofu Satay Skewers

82: Vegan Pie with Creamy Leeks & Mushrooms

By Wallflower Kitchen

You’ll need to set aside approximately 35 minutes of cooking time plus 10 minutes of preparation time to create this delicious vegan pie for your loved one. (Even if that’s you!) As well as being pretty easy to make, it also looks delicious – and there’s nothing from stopping you adding a few extra favourite ingredients, too!

In fact, if you’re on the hunt for more vegan pie Valentine’s Day dinner ideas, you’ll probably like some of these:

85: Nut Roast Balls, Onion Gravy & Greens

On Delicious Magazine

If you’re looking for a whole meal in one, this recipe definitely has you covered. A roast dinner, vegan-style, for a cold February evening? It sounds lovely to me, how about you?

86: Vegan Baba Ghanoush

By Meal Prep on Fleek

With a taste described as nutty, and a texture described as creamy, this is the perfect thing if you’re in the mood for a dippy kinda dinner with your special other person (or people). Inspired by the flavours of the Mediterranean, you’d never realise the main ingredient of this dish was aubergine. (That’s eggplant if you’re one of my North American readers.)

Vegan Baba Ghanoush - Meal Prep on Fleek

Here are a couple more Mediterranean-inspired vegan dishes:

91: Vegan Quiche with Asparagus and Tomatoes

By Vegan Heaven

For the same reason carrots are considered to be an aphrodisiac (it’s the phallic shape, in case you forgot), asparagus is also believed to be the sort of food you should serve on Valentine’s Day if you want the heat to rise once dinner is done. The vegetable reportedly contains high amounts of vitamin E, which is needed to get the sex hormones working.

92: Build Your Own Vegan Tacos

By Olive Magazine

Great for when you want to put a bit of effort into your Valentine’s Dinner, but not too much – your guest(s) can build their own dinner, using only the ingredients they like the most. Recipes like these are easy to tweak and customise, too. You’ll more than likely be able to use ingredients that you’ve already got in your fridge.

93: Vegan Spaghetti Beanballs

By Wallflower Kitchen

If you want to recreate the romantic spaghetti-and-meatballs scene from Disney’s ‘Lady and the Tramp’, this vegan spaghetti beanball recipe might be just the thing you’re looking for. As flavoursome as their meaty counterparts, you can whip these up with around 10 to 15 minutes of prep time plus 45 minutes of cooking time.

And if you like the sound of vegan spaghetti dishes, you should also take a peek at these:

97: Vegan Polenta with Garlic Wild Mushrooms

By The Veg Space

If it’s easy, cheap, and filling vegan Valentine’s Day dinner ideas you’re looking for, this recipe most certainly has you covered. Ready in under twenty minutes and only around £3 to £4 to serve two people, it’s a must try!

98: Creamy Vegan Tomato Spaghetti Carbonara

By Forkful of Plants

Using tomatoes as bacon?! Whoever would have thought of such a thing? This vegan carbonara looks and tastes pretty close to the real deal, though… and no meat or meat-based products. It’s all about the plant-based food, here!

Creamy Vegan Tomato Spaghetti Carbonara - Forkful of Plants

In fact, why not take a peek at some of these vegan pasta treats, while you’re here?

I hope I’ve given you plenty of vegan inspiration today, but why not take a peek at some of the other recipe collections on Buzzy Kitchen while you’re here?

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