33+ recipes to help you create a delicious and impressive vegan Valentine’s Day menu (or romantic vegan date night) to impress. Including breakfast, mains, drinks, and decadent Valentine’s Day desserts and candy!
Romantic Recipes For Vegan Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and after a couple of quite honestly bizarre years, I feel like many of us are feeling even more appreciative of those we love right now. Here is a list of my top vegan Valentine’s recipes to impress your beau this Valentine’s Day (or as a romantic vegan dinner any date night!).
With a list of breakfast, drink, dinner, and dessert recipes below (what is Valentine’s Day without chocolate after all?!), this list will help you plan your entire Valentine’s menu. Plus, I’ve included a combination of healthy and decadent ideas, most of which are gluten-free and/or refined sugar-free, to cater to multiple dietary needs.
So, hop right in and get ready to plan the most delicious vegan Valentine’s Day dinner/ menu yet!
Vegan Valentine’s Breakfast/ Brunch
The best way to start Valentine’s Day off right is to bring your partner one of the following breakfast ideas in bed!
Is there any better way to start the day than being brought a stack of pancakes?! How about if they’re made with wholesome ingredients, naturally gluten-free, and stuffed with a delicious, healthier homemade chocolate sauce!?
Prepare these delicious waffles in just 25 minutes (or even in advance to reheat on the day!). Even better, give them a Valentine’s Day twist with the addition of dried berry powder or make half and half vanilla and chocolate waffles. The choice is yours!
If you want to impress with a vegan valentine recipe that looks deceptively tricky, these puff pastry custard-filled Danish pastries get my vote. They’re simple, quick, versatile, and can be made with your berry of choice (my vote is for raspberries)!
For a partner that prefers something a little lighter, then why not pull together this simple, low-carb, high-protein, keto chocolate chia pudding? Prep it the night before, top it with their toppings of choice, and enjoy!
There’s something about a special occasion that just invites a 3-course meal. So here are just a few vegan appetizers to start your Valentine’s dinner (all of which double up as vegan date night recipes, too!) off with a bang.
Impress your partner this Valentine’s Day with this rich and flavorful vegan French onion soup topped with hearty, cheesy toast!
This simple soup combines roasted cauliflower and white beans for a rich, creamy, cozy way to start your Valentine’s dinner!
What could be a better way to start your romantic dinner off than an ooey, gooey, cheesy fondue made for two?! Load it up with bread, vegetables, and all your favorite dipping utensils, and dig in!
Vegan Valentine’s Dinner Ideas
Whether you want to enjoy a quick, light option (more room for delicious Valentine’s desserts!) or something wholesome and hearty, here are some of my favorite recommendations to impress your partner with a romantic vegan dinner.
These ‘meaty’ Portobello steaks are healthy, low-carb, and low-calorie, perfect for pairing with a light side salad and/or hearty side dishes like Crispy Hasselback Potatoes or Creamy Mashed Potatoes.
And, if you don’t like mushrooms, you might enjoy these Roasted Cauliflower Steaks.
With a combination of caramelized onion and leek with bell pepper, a cheesy topping, and a simple, gluten-free crust, this German Zwiebelkuchen is like a French onion soup in tart form, with that little something special. Enjoy a slice with a side salad for a comforting yet still fairly ‘light’ vegan Valentine’s recipe.
There is never a bad time to dig into a delicious pizza. Especially when it’s packed with extra veggies, made with a fraction of the calories of takeaway (and low carb!), and can be ‘made to order’ with all your favorite toppings, optionally in the shape of a heart for a romantic vegan dinner!
Hearty, Comforting Mains
This lentil moussaka is super creamy, flavorful, nutritional, and can even be prepared in advance to reheat on the day!
Serve this hearty lentil Bolognese over a bed of spaghetti. This hearty main is made with simple, inexpensive ingredients and packed with fiber, protein, and veggies for a super satisfying meal!
Nothing shows you care quite like homemade pasta… but for any potato lovers, this homemade gnocchi is even better! Pair with a simple sauce and plenty of vegan cheese for a simple but tasty vegan Valentine’s main.
Even the most novice chef can pull together this inexpensive, flavorful, and satisfying six-ingredient olive oil and garlic pasta dish. Even better, it’s ready in under 15 minutes!
For years, mushroom risotto was THE ‘go-to’ vegetarian/vegan option on many restaurant menus, but now you can make it at home with this simple recipe, and even boost the protein with the addition of chickpeas!
Who doesn’t love a cheesy pasta dish?! It’s even better when it’s 100% dairy-free, vegan, and optionally gluten-free, to boot! This vegan ricotta and spinach stuffed cannelloni is creamy, hearty, and super satisfying (and clearly made with love!).
Yes, you read that right, a simple ramen recipe has made my top vegan Valentine’s recipes list, and I’ll tell you why. This simple noodles dish is creamy, packed with veggies, ready in 30 minutes, and bound to impress any noodle lover!
Prefer a noodle dish without the sauce? Then why not make these veggie-packed stir-fry noodles or vegan lo mein instead? They’re packed with flavor and make for a great Chinese takeaway (at a fraction of the price).
Prefer Indian to Chinese? Then it’s time to impress your partner with this simple but incredibly delicious Indian vegan butter chicken (made on the stove or using an Instant Pot)!
Technically, scalloped potatoes are a side dish. But, when paired with a hearty portion of veggies, you have a creamy, rich, and comforting treat in store – perfect for serving to any potato lover!
I’m all for pulling out a glass of wine (or two) to enjoy. But, if you want something a little ‘extra,’ why not try:
Just a handful of ingredients make up the base for this super versatile hot chocolate. Make it as simple or as decadent as you like and load up on heart-shaped toppings! It’s a perfect way to end the evening.
This tequila cocktail is fun, fruity, and great for any watermelon lovers. Plus, it’s prepared with just 4 ingredients and can be served on the rocks or as a slushy.
Vegan Valentine’s Dessert Recipes
Valentine’s Day and sweet treats were made for one another, especially when chocolate is involved. So, whether you want a bite-sized snack, moreish vegan valentine’s chocolates, or a rich and decadent dessert, keep scrolling for delicious Valentine’s dessert recipes to inspire!
Tiramisu is a dessert that says you care! It’s creamy, optionally spiked with alcohol, and takes time to perfect. Even better, though, this version is egg-free, gluten-free, and can be made entirely from scratch or with store-bought ladyfingers.
Want a version that’s just as tasty but fuss-free? Then check out these vegan Tiramisu Cups.
If we’re going by looks alone, these red velvet bars are the perfect vegan Valentine’s dessert recipe. Luckily, they taste delicious too, and all while made healthy (ish) and packed with antioxidants.
Choose from several fillings (including chocolate and berry jams) to make these simple cookies (optionally sugar-free!). A perfect bite-sized Valentine’s dessert!
Vegan Valentine’s Chocolate Desserts
This creamy chocolate mini cake is made with a rich chocolate-cashew filling and even more decadent ganache topping. It is the perfect vegan dessert for two chocolate lovers! Plus it’s dairy-free, egg-free, and gluten-free!
This molten lava cake was practically designed for Valentine’s Day. It’s packed with chocolate, sinfully delicious, and oozing with a decadent melted chocolate middle. Serve alone or with a scoop of ice cream, some berries, and two spoons!
This creamy vegan chocolate mousse can be made two ways (with silken tofu or avocado) and takes just 5 minutes to prepare from scratch. Pair with a topping of berries, and you have a simple but delicious vegan chocolate dessert.
These vegan cheesecake brownies are super moist, fudgy, chocolatey, and sinfully delicious. You’d hardly guess that they’re egg-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free (not to mention ridiculously simple to prepare!). Enjoy the recipe as written, swirl in a bit of jam, or even serve with a scoop of ice cream and/or some berries (strawberries/raspberries, etc)!
More brownies: There is no end to my love for this simple chocolatey treat, so feel free to browse through all my vegan brownie recipes!
This homemade white chocolate uses just 5 ingredients, is super creamy, and perfect for shaping into hearts and gifting as Valentine’s Day chocolates.
Want to impress your other half with a homemade valentine’s treat, but also looking for something simple? These 2-ingredient condensed milk chocolate truffles have your back! They’re rich, fudgy, versatile, and ready with just minutes of hands-on prep!
You can make your own vegan version of Ferrero Rocher with just 8 ingredients. You could even package these homemade truffles in nice packaging for a homemade edible valentine’s gift!
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Below is one of my favorite Valentine’s Day dessert recipes, a light, and creamy vegan No-Bake Cheesecake. Enjoy!
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Vegan Valentine's Day: No-Bake Cheesecake
Gluten-Free Cheesecake Crust:
Vegan Cheesecake Cream:
- 2/3 cup (100 g) cashews soaked (see notes)
- 1 cup (240 g) canned coconut milk (see notes)
- 3 tbsp (60 g) maple syrup or a different liquid sweetener
- 1 1/2 tsp agar powder not flakes! + 1/4 cup water (see notes)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp lemon juice or lime juice
- 3 tsp pink dragon fruit powder (optional - see notes)
- It's best to measure the ingredients in grams on a kitchen scale for this recipe. If you have a larger springform (e.g. 9-inches), I recommend doubling the whole recipe.
- Soak cashews in hot water for an hour (or boil them for 15 minutes). You can also soak them overnight in cold water.
- Process all crust ingredients in a food processor until the mixture holds together when you press it between your fingers. Press the dough into the bottom of a greased 6-inch cheesecake pan or springform and about 2 inches (5 cm) up the sides. Put the pan in the refrigerator until you finish making the cream. Read the recipe notes below if you prefer a baked crust.
- Blend all cream ingredients, except the agar powder (and water), in a blender (or powerful food processor) on high speed for about 1-2 minutes or until the cream is completely smooth.
- In a small saucepan, add the agar powder and 1/4 cup of water. Bring the mixture to a boil and let simmer for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Immediately add the mixture to the blender and blend again for about 10-20 seconds.
- Quickly pour the cream into the cheesecake pan (or springform). Refrigerate for a few hours (or overnight) until set. To speed up the process, you can also put the pan into the freezer for about 45-60 minutes or until set. The cheesecake tastes best when it's served cold but not frozen. Store cheesecake leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- Crust: It's rather soft, not firm. You can bake the crust in the oven for about 15-20 minutes (at 350 degrees F resp. 180 degrees C) if you prefer it to be firmer. Let it cool completely before you add the cheesecake cream layer.
- Nuts or seeds: You can use almonds, cashews, walnuts, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc.
- Regular rolled oats or quick oats are fine. Use gluten-free oats if you are a celiac. Buckwheat groats might be used instead of oats for a grain-free version.
- Dates: Use about 20 Deglet Noor dates or about 9 Medjool dates. You will need 150 grams (5.3 oz) of pitted dates. I recommend soaking them in warm water if they aren't soft/moist.
- Cashews: If you can't eat cashews, you could try sunflower seeds. The cheesecake layer probably won't be as creamy, however, it's a good nut-free alternative.
- Coconut milk: I recommend using full-fat coconut milk. Please don't use boxed coconut milk (which contains mainly water), otherwise, the cheesecake layer won't turn out creamy.
- Agar powder: Please make sure to use agar powder and not agar flakes. This ingredient cannot be substituted because it acts as a thickener.
- Use a different superfood powder instead of pink dragon fruit/pitaya powder. Some examples are blue spirulina powder or beetroot powder.
- Recipe serves 8. Nutrition facts are for one serving.
Nutrition information is an estimate and has been calculated automatically