Valentine’s Day is fast approaching again! This is a special time in the vegan blogosphere because every food blogger aims to release a special vegan Valentine’s Day recipe for the world to try.
However, most of the time these recipes tend to be for desserts. Nothing wrong with a good dessert, of course 🙂 , but what about those of us trying to put together a whole Valentine’s Day dinner?
This is why today I decided to share a collection of recipes from all over the blogosphere that will make planning a perfect vegan Valentine’s Day dinner a breeze!
In my opinion, any special occasion dinner needs to include at least three courses: an appetizer, a main dish and, of course, dessert. This is why my Valentine’s Day recipe roundup includes recipes to fit each of those categories.
Since there’s no shortage of color pink in everything Valentine’s Day-related, I decided to venture beyond this staple color in my recipe selection. I mean, a splash of pink is lovely in a romantic dinner spread, but I don’t think anyone will complain that there wasn’t enough pink in their dinner if that dinner was utterly delicious.
To me, Italian cuisine is perfect for a romantic Valentine’s day dinner. I kept this recipe collection mostly Italian-themed for appetizers and main course, give or take a few recipes. Once we get to desserts, all bets are off: bring on the pink hearts, yummy pastries and, of course, chocolate!
Just a note: not all of the blogs featured below are 100% vegan, but all of the recipes are.
A nice spread of vegan cheeses, dips and finger foods creates a lovely introduction to a perfect vegan Valentine’s Day dinner.
Vegan Mozzarella Caprese Bites by The Right on Mom – a super easy and attractive addition to your Valentine’s dinner table.
Olive Oil And Beetroot Hummus by Recipes From A Pantry – a gorgeously pink twist on a classic chickpea spread recipe.
Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip by Nora Cooks – everyone’s favorite party dip, veganized!
Fried Artichoke Hearts with Vegan Lemon Garlic Aioli from Cadry’s Kitchen – lighter than you’d think since these are made in an air fryer.
Vegan Brie with Cranberries and Candied Pecans by 86 Eats – a dairy-free update of a decadent classic.
The Ultimate Vegan Charcuterie Board by Well Vegan – a beautiful spread of vegan truffle chive and basil goat cheeses, roasted beet hummus and mushroom pâté.
Delicious, comforting and decadent – those are the qualities of a
perfect vegan Valentine’s dinner entree. These Italian-themed recipes are perfect for that.
Vegan Cauliflower Marsala by Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen – a light and delicious plant-based version of a classic Italian dish, to be served with potatoes, rice or pasta.
Artichoke Pesto Pasta with Fried Chickpeas from Cadry’s Kitchen – thick pappardelle pasta is tossed in an artichoke-pumpkin seed pesto and topped with air-fried or roasted chickpeas.
Harissa Pasta With Oranges by Recipes From A Pantry – a burst of flavors and textures coming from harissa paste, toasted pine nuts and orange slices.
Eggplant Rollups with Potato & Veggie Filling by Vegan Runner Eats – roasted eggplant slices are wrapped around a yummy potato, bean and vegetable filling, and then baked to perfection drizzled with tomato sauce.
Butternut Squash Ravioli by Educating Earthlings – pumpkin and vegan ricotta cheese filling is enveloped in aquafaba-based pasta pockets.
Spinach Ravioli with Mushrooms by Bianca Zapatka – these ravioli are filled with vegan ricotta and spinach, and tossed with fried mushrooms and herbs.
Vegan Socca Stacks by Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen – gorgeous stacks of chickpea flour squares layered with white bean puree and kale-based filling.
30-minute Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo by Vegan Huggs – a vegan twist on everybody’s favorite pasta, made with a potato and cashew-based cream sauce.
These lovely vegan Valentine’s Day treats make a perfect ending to a romantic meal. The best Valentine’s desserts don’t have to be pink, but it doesn’t hurt if they are 🙂
No Bake Vegan Raspberry Cheesecake (Gluten Free) by Tasting Page – a lusciously pink raw vegan cheesecake made exclusively from whole foods.
Raw Chocolate Raspberry Torte (Gluten Free) by Tessa the Domestic Diva – two of the V-Day’s favorite flavors are combined in this yummy raw dessert.
Dark Chocolate Mint Avocado Pudding by Delightful Adventures – a refreshingly minty chocolate pudding that’s actually healthy thanks to its base of avocado.
Healthy 3-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Treats by Vegan Runner Eats – dried prunes are stuffed with walnuts and dipped in dark chocolate for an unexpectedly delicious, decadent flavor.
Chocolate Avocado Truffles with a Kick by Whole New Mom – avocado makes another appearance in these healthy chocolate truffles with a spicy kick from cayenne or chipotle pepper.
Deluxe Valentine’s Sweet Treat Platter by Vegan Yack Attack – this impressive sweet spread includes vegan raspberry-merlot creme fraiche, maple cashew truffles, chocolate-covered strawberries, sliced fresh fruit and toasted crostini.
Vegan Cherry Pie (Gluten Free) by Allergy Free Alaska – the delicious and comforting classic gets a gluten-free vegan makeover. Cute bonus: heart-shaped top crust!
3-ingredient Vegan Pastelitos de Guayaba by Fried Dandelions – lovely flaky pastry pockets are filled with guava jelly in this traditional Latin American sweet treat.
Heart-shaped Strawberry Pop Tarts (Gluten Free) by Allergy Free Alaska – gluten-free pastry pockets are filled with strawberry jelly, then baked and glazed with naturally-colored sugar glaze.
Blood Orange Sherbet by Thyme and Love – a festively colored and flavored coconut milk-based frozen treat that will impress even hardcore dairy ice cream lovers.
Vegan Aquafaba Macarons by Supergolden Bakes – a gorgeous vegan update on the traditional French classic, made with aquafaba and filled with chocolate-avocado ganache. Blue coloring optional – feel free to color them pink to suit the spirit of Valentine’s Day.
I hope that my vegan Valentine’s Day recipe collection helps you plan your perfect romantic dinner 🙂 If you use any of the recipes from this list, please let me know!
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