Luxury vegetarian ideas for Valentine’s Day

Vegetarian Valentine’s Day menu

Looking for vegetarian recipes for Valentine's Day? We’ve got all the inspiration you need for an extra-special veggie meal for two – we've got some vegan ideas, too.

Dining at home on Valentine’s Day? Our simple, seasonal vegetarian recipes are sure to impress. We’ve included suggestions for starters, main courses, desserts, plus romantic brunches. We also have vegan ideas for those who’d prefer a plant-based meal.


For more inspiration, see our classic Valentine’s Day menuquick & easy Valentine’s menu and the 10 most popular Valentine’s Day dishes.  

Luxury vegetarian recipes for Valentine’s Day

Starter: seasonal salad

Set the tone for the evening with a luxurious creamy Jerusalem artichoke soup, or make the most of the short but sweet blood orange season with a warm winter salad of artichokes and feta. For a lighter bite, serve a delicious dip such as beetroot & mint or courgette & tahini, with plenty of spicy za’atar croutons to share.

Main course: easy veggie bakes

Pull out all the stops with a decadent treat of truffled parsnip & brioche pudding with hazelnut & thyme butter, or wrap halloumi into crispy filo pastry parcels and serve with a sweet potato tahini mash. For an aesthetically enticing vegan option, these falafels with spicy tomato & cashew sauce are sure to impress. Short on time? Dress up a pack of shop-bought ravioli with artichokes, leek and lemon for a memorable meal in minutes. 

Dessert: indulgent puds

End on a high note with something sweet. Our site stats show you’re fans of a fondant – add a zingy twist with our chocolate lime fondants or go for a gooey toffee pudding. For a fruity favourite, try our individual Chinon apple tarts, or add an exotic flavour with our vegan-friendly chai coconut & mango creams.

Brunch inspiration

Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to tuck into an indulgent breakfast in bed. Serve up a bright and bold brunch of griddled cornbread with devilled eggs & avocado or spinach baked eggs with parmesan & tomato toasts. For the sweet-toothed, our chocolate-filled pancakes with caramelised banana or pink-hued porridge with beetroot, apple & cranberry compote are sure to satisfy. If you’re vegan, our tofu brekkie pancakes will set the day off to a good start.

More vegetarian Valentine’s Day inspiration

More stunning starters
Beetroot patties
Chilli broad bean fritters with homemade labneh
Baked goat’s cheese with hazelnut crust & balsamic onions
Roasted cauliflower steaks (vegan)

More mouth-watering mains
Sticky tempeh, mango & lime noodle salad
Golden-glazed carrot, mushroom & hazelnut tart
Beetroot orzotto
Miso roasted tofu with sweet potato (vegan)

More delicious desserts
Rhubarb & ginger crumble
Floating islands with caramel sauce
Black forest brownies
Vegan lemon cheesecake

More breakfasts & brunches
Almond & raspberry cruffins
Eggy spelt bread with orange cheese & raspberries
Homemade crumpets with burnt honey butter
Vegan banana & walnut bread


What are your favourite vegetarian dishes to serve on Valentine’s Day? Leave a comment below…