So you’re looking for an impressive and easy to execute meal for a vegetarian dinner date? Here are ten options with even more recipes to inspire your next meatless dinner.
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This recipe became popular on Instagram in early 2022, so my girlfriend and I decided to give it a try. You really can’t go wrong with any risotto on a date night, but the light, tangy, creamy goodness is worth the hour and a bit over the stove.
Lemon Saffron Risotto
Lemon Asparagus Risotto
Home Made Pizza
Pizza is such a perfect meal. You can adjust the toppings to match whatever’s in season. If you want to feel extra fancy, try a bechamel sauce as a base or pesto. Make your pizza dough a day in advance and spend as little time as possible in the kitchen on your date.
Broccoli Rabe Pizza
Potato Pizza Bianca
The Best Pizza Dough Recipe
Twice Baked Spaghetti Squash
All the romance without the heavy carbs. This delicious and in-season squash is an easy way to cook a big portion of delicious food. Slather it in cheese and fresh herbs and enjoy!
With Artichokes & 4 Types of Cheese
Baked with Kale & Mozzarella
With Pesto and Burrata
Pastry envelopes delicious mushroom filling that feels decadent. The insides are easily adaptable, stuff with any mushroom, cheese and herb mix and you’ll have a hit on your hands. If you are not very proficient in baking, you can pre-purchase puff pastry at most grocery stores.
Served with a Port Reduction
No fancy knife skills are needed for making impressive vegetarian sushi.
As a Bowl
With Cucumber & Avocado
Tips for Making Great Vegetarian Sushi
Contrast textures – One of the things that makes a great sushi roll is the variety of flavours and textures. Creamy avocado and crispy tempura yam break up the rice and seaweed.
Marinades – If you want to create a more intense flavour profile, pickle or marinate some of your vegetables for 24 hours before you make your rolls.
Propper Equipment – If you’re making sushi rolls, you’ll want a bamboo mat and saran wrap on hand. try to gather these tools a few days in advance.
Like the French version of a pizza, this pastry can be stuffed with any selection of cheese and vegetables. Easy to assemble and cook, you can pre-purchase pastry dough if you have absolutely zero cooking skills.
If you’re looking to do dessert for date night, stuff with cheese and berries and pair with sparkling wine that matches the fruits you choose. Don’t be afraid to add spices or florals either.
With Fig, Goat Cheese, & Caramelized Onion
Leek and Potato with Pistachio Crust
Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes
A sweet potato alone only holds about 2g of protein, but bake it and add ricotta, chickpeas, and spinach and you’ve got a well-balanced vegetarian main.
Black Bean Stuffed
Chickpea and Lemon Tahini
An Adaptable Recipe
Stuff them with any grain, such as quinoa or orzo, or stuff mini peppers with cheese. There are plenty of options to suit any palette.
Ricotta & Feta Stuffed Baked Peppers
Avocado Pesto Stuffed Peppers
Farro Stuffed Peppers
Chilli Pepper Pacoras
Home Made Dumplings
It’s easy to make a big batch of delicious dumplings in just about any flavour. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your fillings. Pair with a light and crisp beer, dry bubbly, or crisp white wine.