Valentine’s day 2022 is just around the corner, and Gosh! is here to help you plan the ultimate vegetarian dinner for two. With these recipes and top romantic dinner tips, you’re guaranteed to wow your other half whilst remaining meat-free.
We’ve also chucked in some super tasty vegan valentines recipes that are easy to make and destined to impress anyone eating plant based.
So instead of dining out, cook up these fantastic meals from home for a stress free, affordable Valentine’s Day dinner.
The Perfect Vegetarian Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu
We’ve got your starter, main, dessert and drinks sorted, so whether you’re cooking for your partner, friends or family these healthy dishes will be a treat for everyone, plus they and can be used time and time again, not just for Valentine’s Day!
These are the perfect fun and flirty cocktails to serve at the beginning of the night to start it off with a bang!
This cocktail is incredibly refreshing, and thanks to the fresh raspberries, naturally pink in colour, making it the perfect addition to your romantic Valentine’s Day dinner.
Recipe (Serves 2):
- Ice cubes
- 4 mint springs
- 20 fresh raspberries
- Juice of 2 limes
- 400ml Soda water – If you’ve got a sweeter tooth, you can replace the soda water with lemonade.
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 200ml white rum – leave this out for a delicious non-alcoholic drink.
Make these by muddling together the sugar, lime juice and raspberries and divide the mixture equally into your glasses.
Add in your mint after slapping it together between your hands – this releases the wonderful fresh minty flavour.
Add some ice into your glasses and pour your rum and soda water over the top. Stir until your drink is beautifully vibrant and serve!
For those who want something slightly more indulgent, treat yourself and your loved ones to this deliciously decadent chocolate Valentine’s Day cocktail.
Recipe (Serves 2):
- 100ml coffee liqueur
- 100ml Irish cream
- 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
- 100ml vodka – make this drink extra rich by using salted caramel flavoured vodka.
This drink is ridiculously easy to make, simply add all ingredients in the recipe to a shaker, shake until thoroughly mixed and the outside of the shaker is nice and cold, then strain into glasses.
Top Tip – Dip the rim of your chosen glass in melted chocolate to add an extra chocolate kick, and to make it doubly decadent.
Vegetarian Valentine’s Day Starter
This starter is ideal for your Valentine’s Day dinner because it is perfectly light, meaning you won’t be completely full before your main is served. This will definitely be a recipe you come back to.
Veggie Stuffed Mushrooms
This stuffed mushroom dish is incredibly healthy, it’s packed with veggies, plus is gluten free and can be made dairy free and vegan by removing or swapping out the parmesan and cream cheese for a dairy free, vegan friendly alternative!
You can whip this starter up so it’s ready to go before dinner, then just add it into the oven when you’re ready for your feast to begin.
Recipe (Serves 2)
- 4 portobello mushrooms
- Gosh! Sweet Potato Pakora, crumbled
- 50 g parmesan
- 4 tablespoons dried breadcrumbs
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 115g cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
In a pan on medium heat, add your olive oil, followed by our crumbled Gosh! Sweet Potato Pakora, heat this for a few minutes before adding in the garlic and breadcrumbs. Let this toast for another few minutes before removing it from the heat.
Now add your cream cheese into the mixture and stir until everything is thoroughly combined.
Finally, just spoon the mixture into the portobello mushrooms, sprinkle the parmesan cheese on the top, and bake in the oven until the mushrooms are soft and the tops are golden brown, this should take 12-15 minutes but could vary depending on the size of your mushrooms!
Vegetarian Valentine’s Day Main Dish
We’ve actually thrown two main dishes into this dinner menu, so you can pick your favourite, and save the other recipe for your anniversary!
Heart-Shaped Mediterranean Falafel Pizza
Making this heart-shaped pizza is the perfect fun addition to your romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. not only does it look adorable, but it also tastes amazing. Plus, it’s very easy to make and can be prepped prior to your dinner so all you have to do is whack it in the oven!
If you’re really looking to impress, you can make the pizza dough from scratch, however for the sake of ease and saving on time and stress, our recipe opts for a ready-to-roll dough.
Recipe (serves 2)
- 2 ready to roll pizza doughs
- 100ml passata
- 200g grated mozzarella cheese
- Gosh! Mediterranean Falafel
- 12 Kalamata olives
- 8 Sundried tomatoes
Top Tip – If you want to make your dinner more interactive, get your loved one(s) to make their pizza themselves, adding whatever toppings they’d like to their delicious pizza creations!
Start by rolling out your pizza dough and shaping it into a heart.
Next, cover the base with passata and simply add on all of your toppings.
Cook in the oven for approximately 12-14 minutes.
Vegan Creamy Pesto Pasta
This pasta dish is not only vegetarian but also vegan. The coconut milk makes it wonderfully creamy without having to use dairy, making it the perfect Valentine’s Day dish for any vegans in your life.
Recipe (serves 2):
- 200ml coconut milk
- Half an onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
- Gosh! Spinach and Pine Nut Bites
- 200g dried spaghetti
- 95g vegan pesto – you can now buy vegan pesto very easily in most supermarkets, but if you want to go the extra mile, check out how we made our own vegan pesto here.
To make your sauce, start by frying off your onion and garlic until lightly golden. Add in your coconut milk and vegan pesto, plus your chilli flakes and any salt and pepper to season. Slowly simmer this mixture until it reaches a rich creamy consistency.
Whilst the sauce cooks you can boil the spaghetti and cook our Spinach and Pine Nut Bites in the oven for 5-8 minutes.
Once everything is ready simply combine your pasta and sauce, place the bites on top and your dinner is served!
Vegetarian Valentine’s Day Dessert
Finish your romantic Valentine’s Day dinner menu with this delicious dessert that will satisfy any sweet tooth and end the night on a high note.
Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Brownies
There’s no way you can tell these super rich, fudgy brownies are vegan, so even if your partner isn’t vegan themselves they’re still going to love this tasty dessert. Plus, they’re gluten free so perfect for any coeliacs.
Recipe (makes 8 brownies):
- 2 flax eggs – make these by adding 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed to 2.5 tablespoons of water per flax egg.
- 150g gluten free all purpose flour
- 100g melted vegan butter – you can also use coconut oil
- 100g cane sugar
- 100g cocoa powder
- 50g maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch of salt
Top Tip – add in 25g of any addition of your choice such as dried raspberries, walnuts or vegan chocolate chips to personalise this dessert.
Start by preparing your flax eggs and set these aside.
In a bowl, add the melted vegan butter, cane sugar, vanilla extract and maple syrup and whisk these ingredients together until thoroughly combined.
Now add in your flax eggs and whisk again until they are combined.
Next add your pinch of salt, cocoa powder and baking powder and get whisking again.
Finally, add in your gluten-free flour and fold it in until mixed, then place in any of your chosen additions and give your mixture one last stir before pouring into your baking tin.
Bake your glorious vegan brownies for approximately 18-22 minutes, or until the center is no longer wet.
So there you have it, Gosh!’s ultra-romantic vegetarian valentine’s day dinner menu for two.
If you make any of these dishes on the 14th, make sure to tag us in your tasty food pics at @gosh_food on Instagram and @GoshFoodOfficial on Facebook.
Plus, whether you’ve got a dinner party, a picnic in the park or a festive feast to plan, check out more of our delicious, nutritious and healthy vegan and vegetarian recipes here.