From appetizer to dessert, a romantic dinner should be easy, healthy-ish, and delicious. In this article you'll find many ideas for a delicious Valentine's Day night.
- #1. Homemade Labneh (yogurt cheese)
- #2. Baked Brie with Caramelized Onions (from The Cozy Apron)
- #3. Baked feta cheese with peppers and tomatoes
- #4. Burrata Citrus Green Salad (from Aberdeens Kitchen)
- #5. Arugula and goat cheese salad
- #6. Easy Green Salad (from Two Peas & Their Pod)
- #7. Broiled Rainbow Trout
- #8. The Best Juicy Skillet Pork Chops (from Inspired Taste)
- #9. Honey-Balsamic Skillet Chicken
- #10. Creamy Mushroom Risotto (without Wine)
- #11. Spaghetti with simple tomato & bacon sauce
- #12. Almond milk and chocolate mousse
- #13. Brownie Mousse Cake (from Feasting on Fruit)
- #14. 5-ingredient flourless chocolate cake
- #15. 3-ingredient Jumbo Chocolate Truffles
- #16. Espresso Martini
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, a lot of you have already started all the plannings and the preparations for this special day.
I have to confess that I'm not a big fan of this day only because I feel that we shouldn't have to have a reminder for when to celebrate our love with our better half; we should do it frequently and in every chance we have.
We also shouldn't feel the pressure if we're single. It's totally okay to be single, and in certain periods in our lives, when we have to focus on ourselves, it's probably better.
Anyhow, this is a brief list of recipes to help you plan a romantic dinner, whether it's Valentine's Day or just a random day of the week when you decide you want to celebrate your love.
For such a dinner I would choose easy and quick recipes that won't need your presence in the kitchen for the whole day or recipes that can be made one day ahead, dishes that are not too heavy on the stomach and foods with not very strong smell (go easy on that garlic!).
Also, make sure to check this Mediterranean sweet wines list, because there's nothing better than a sweet wine after a romantic dinner.
Labneh is a delicious fresh cheese made of yogurt. You can make it 1-3 days ahead and serve it as a healthy dip or appetizer next to pita bread or vegetable sticks.
A warm and delicious baked brie is an elegant and easy appetizer to serve at any special gathering. This recipe features brie cheese with a sweet and savory topping of balsamic caramelized onions with a whisper of fresh thyme, all wrapped up in puff pastry and baked until golden brown!
Few people can resist the combination of baked feta, olive oil, oregano and horn peppers. Best served with toasted bread.
Quick and easy 5 minute winter salad with oranges, grapefruit, and delicious burrata cheese.
This flavorful green salad can be served next to many meat or vegetarian dishes. If you like goat cheese, you'll love this.
Easy Green Salad with mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, Parmesan cheese, croutons, and a quick balsamic vinaigrette. This simple salad recipe is the perfect side dish for any meal.
This easy recipe for simple broiled trout with dandelion greens can be ready in less than 30 minutes and is ideal for a healthy and quick dinner.
Say goodbye to dry and flavorless pork chops. With a few simple tricks, you can make juicy and tender pork chops with very little fuss.
This easy 20-minute honey balsamic glazed chicken with dried fruit is perfect for a quick and healthy weeknight dinner but also ideal for a more special occasion!
This creamy porcini risotto smells like fall. Mushrooms and Parmesan cheese lend it a divine taste, while milk instead of cream makes it lighter.
This quick and easy Italian spaghetti with a simple tomato and bacon sauce has a twist for extra creaminess and is perfect for a weeknight dinner.
This almond milk and chocolate vegan mousse has only two basic ingredients and is flavored in two different ways. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert!
Brownie Mousse Cake! Decadent flourless fudgy brownie on the bottom with fluffy two-ingredient chocolate mousse on top – vegan and paleo!
Making a decadent flourless chocolate cake doesn’t have to be intimidating! This simple recipe with just 5 ingredients and no butter will have everyone licking their plates.
These easy homemade chocolate truffles with only 3 basic ingredients are the perfect dessert for your Valentine. EVERYONE who tried them was thrilled especially the chocolate lovers!
#16. Espresso Martini
Finish your dinner with a delicious drink! Learn all the secrets to make the best, frothy espresso martini at home.
Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!
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