8 Valentine’s Day Recipes For A Romantic Night In

Valentine’s Day celebrations in Hong Kong will be a little different this year, with dine-in still banned after 6pm and even stricter social distancing regulations now in place.

But, that doesn’t mean that you can’t make it a V-day to remember! Since most of us will be celebrating at home, we’ve rounded up eight easy recipes that you and your S.O. (significant other) can make together.

From refreshing salads and soups to hearty mains and sweet desserts, here are eight easy-to-follow recipes (with plant-based alternatives) to bring you closer:

See also: Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him & Her


Shrimp ‘n’ Scallop Tropical Salad

Source: tasteofhome.com

Start your Valentine’s Day dinner with this easy-prep salad featuring a blend of grilled shrimp and scallops, mangoes, pineapples, and avocado, all on the bed of greens with a sprinkle of macadamia nuts and a tangy dressing.

Make it green: Use vegan shrimp and scallops instead of the real thing.

Get the recipe here

Cheesy Vegan Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Photo: minimalistbaker.com

Made from just 10 wholesome ingredients, including raw cashews, nutritional yeast, spinach, artichoke and more, this creamy dip is perfect for starting your V-day meal. Serve with fresh vegetables, pita chips, baguette slices, flatbread or tortilla chips for a crunchy starter.

Get the recipe here

Cozy White Bean Soup

Source: acouplecooks.com

This comforting vegetarian soup takes less than 30 minutes to make, featuring humble ingredients such as soft boiled potatoes, leafy kale and white beans. Simple but delicious, the flavours are accentuated with lemon zest and tarragon. It’s the perfect way to warm up and add some heat to your V-day date!

Get the recipe here


Baked Salmon with Asparagus and Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

Source: eatwell101.com

Another easy dish to prepare – so you and your significant other can have more quality time – this tin-foil salmon is as simple as wrapping it and putting it in the oven. Don’t forget to drizzle it with garlic butter sauce (or, optionally, hot sauce) and throw in some asparagus shoots before putting it into the oven.

Get the recipe here

Make it green: Try marinated tempeh instead of salmon!

Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles

Source: skinnytaste.com

Wanting to keep things light for V-day? Zoodles are the answer. This savoury dish made with chicken (or a plant-based alternative) will give you your daily dose of fibre and antioxidants. Top it off with dry roasted peanuts and scallions – who ever said comfort food couldn’t be made healthy?

Make it green: Swap out the chicken for Heura Original Chicken Strips!

Get the recipe here

Impossible Street Tacos

Source: impossiblefoods.com

Tacos are always a good idea – especially when you have the option of making them planet-friendly with Impossible Meat. These street-style tacos are seasoned with an aromatic blend of spices that goes perfectly with the roasted vegetables and homemade salsa verde. 

Get the recipe here


Apple-Cranberry Crisp

Source: tasteofhome.com

Now what’s a nice dinner without a tasty treat? Slice some apples, grab some cranberries, and mix them in with some oats and walnuts for an easy but delicious hot dessert. If you’re feeling naughty, top it off with a scoop (or two) of ice cream! 

Get the recipe here

Gluten-Free Tahini Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Source: bromabakery.com

What’s better than chocolate chip cookies? A vegan version packed with heart-healthy oatmeal and tahini! Use dark chocolate chunks for that right amount of bitterness, and balance it out with some maple syrup and dates for a sweet and chocolatey dessert. 

Get the recipe here


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