20 Meal Ideas For Valentines Day

20 Meal Ideas For Valentines Day | Playful Cooking

It’s kind of a bummer when special days fall on a weekday, unless you work from home or you are the stay-in type like us. We never liked eating out on Valentine’s Day because the restaurants are just over crowded. So, the idea of cooking a simple meal, paired with a good bottle of wine and followed by television has been our ideal way to celebrate the day. I don’t even want to blame our little boy for this situation. We have been this way even when we were the more energetic couple. If you are like us, this collection of 20 Meal Ideas for Valentines Day will surely help you plan your menu for the special day.

VEGETARIAN

20 Meal Ideas For Valentines Day | Playful Cooking

This Creamy Asparagus Gratin is so good with a crusty bread. If you can’t find asparagus, try it recipe with green beans instead.

Izy’s style of cooking has always been my favourite. Quite, fuss free but always a flavor bang! This Apricot Salsa Quesadilla not only looks amazing but tastes really good. Definitely not the one to miss!

The Spinach Corn Crepe with Zaatar Feta Sauce is a perfectly filling food with a lovely balance of flavor.

Soba Noodles tossed with thin strips of mango and cucumber, dressed in spicy chili soy vinaigrette tastes amazing, whether you serve it warm or cold!

20 Meal Ideas For Valentines Day | Playful Cooking

Satisfy your pasta cravings with this creamy yet light, guilt-free, Spaghetti with Kale and Ricotta.

This grown up version of Mac and Cheese with Vodka Sauce is perfect for any date night!

The Arugula Gnocchi with Spicy Brown Butter Sauce might sound like a little work but it will be all worth it at the end.

20 Meal Ideas For Valentines Day | Playful Cooking

Laura’s Stuffed Portobello Mushroom with Crispy Goat Cheese is a delicious and easy vegetarian mushroom dish.

Sylvia’s Crispy Spaghetti Squash Crepes with Mushroom and Sage shows a fun and delicious way to use spaghetti squash.

Grilled Paneer Pineapple Tart is a fun flavor- packed tart that is prepared with store bought puff pastry and it barely takes any times to put it together.

NON VEGETARIAN

20 Meal Ideas For Valentines Day | Playful Cooking

Now, who doesn’t like the simplicity of cauliflower rice? Sonia’s Cauliflower Fried Rice with Flatiron Steak is yet another delicious way to enjoy this vegetable.

This Curry Leaves and Garlic Shrimp Zoodles is a perfect carb free meal. The shrimp is flavor packed and with zucchini noodles, it turns into a tasty meal.

This is perfect for a busy weeknight. Throw everything in a sheet pan and this Chili and Lime Baked Salmon is ready in no time.

I love this Mushroom and Sausage in Garlic Wine Sauce with crusty breads. The sauce is definitely the hero here, so make sure you have enough bread to swipe the sauce clean.

20 Meal Ideas For Valentines Day | Playful Cooking

Red Wine and Sweet Grapes makes this dish so lavish and rich in taste.

This is yet another dish that you want to pair with crusty bread. The lemon and fresh ginger add a delicious zing to the dish Shrimp and Mushroom in Ginger Lemon Sauce.

Kevin’s quick and easy Salmon Fillet Baked with Tasty Cilantro and Lime Sauce is best for busy days. It takes only 15 minutes to get it ready!

Roxy’s Smoked Salmon Tart with Sweet Potato Crust is easy to put together and it is a perfect way to use left over mash potatoes.

20 Meal Ideas For Valentines Day | Playful Cooking

Nguyet’s Pan Seared Scallops is flavor packed with the chermoula Sauce.

Katerina’s Mediterranean Style Baked Tilapia in that vibrant tomato sauce makes me want to dig in right away.

 

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