Just because you're planning to cook supper for Valentine's Day doesn't mean you have to do a ton of work. This vegan Valentine's Day menu is easy to make, so you can focus on rrrromance!
Table of Contents
- Vegan Valentine's Day Recipes
- The Game Plan: Make This Menu Work for YOU
Vegan Valentine's Day Recipes
I am a big fan of make-ahead and multi-purpose recipes for any holiday meal, and this vegan Valentine's Day menu is no exception. From the starter to dessert, you can prep everything for this meal in advance and cook it all at once, so there's no guesswork day-of.
Valentine's Day Cocktail: Pomegranate Shandy
If you do cocktails, my Pomegranate Shandy is Valentine's Day perfection. It's vibrant, sweet, and boozy, and one recipe makes two servings.
You can't really prep this in advance, but it's such a simple drink to make, there's no need to. Just divide a few ingredients between your glasses, and add a pretty straw.
Starter: Potato Leek Soup
Kick off the meal with my Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup. Don't worry: I include stovetop directions, in case you need them.
This recipe is incredibly easy to, and you can make the whole thing in advance, so there's nothing to do day-of!
Main Dish: Lemon Herb Tofu for Two
Lemon Herb Tofu is a baked tofu dish that's incredibly easy to make, and you can do most of the prep work ahead of time.
Press and marinate the tofu the night before. Day-of, you'll be ready to throw that tofu into the oven.
Meanwhile, there's plenty of time to whip up a quick side of sauteed spinach or broccoli, and make the pasta.
Dessert: Vegan Rice Crispy Treats
You might not think of rice crispy treats as a Valentine's Day dessert, but they're such perfect comfort food. Plus, you can make them ahead, so there's nothing to do day-of!
Don't feel constrained to plain old puffed rice for this recipe, either. Mix up your cereal choices to add some color and personal flair!
As you can see, I used a mix of puffed rice cereal and these cute, fruity stars to make these extra festive for Valentine's Day.
The Game Plan: Make this Menu Work for YOU
With a cocktail and three courses to make, you're going to want a game plan, so everything's ready at the same time. I made some notes above about how to achieve this, but I wanted to also include a step-by-step for you.
The Night Before
- Make the soup, and put it into an airtight container in the fridge.
- Marinate the tofu in the lemon herb marinade, so it will be ready to bake tomorrow.
- Make the rice crispy treats. Make and slice these, then transfer to an airtight container on the counter. They're ready to serve!
On Valentine's Day
- One hour before supper, preheat the oven for the Lemon Herb Tofu, and get that baking.
- While the tofu bakes, transfer the soup to a pot on the stove and warm it on medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. This is also a good time to get the pasta and side veggie cooking.
- Once the soup is warmed up, fix yourself and your partner a couple of Pomegranate Shandies. You earned it for all of the great planning you did! Enjoy some soup while the tofu finishes cooking.
- When the tofu is ready, enjoy your meal!
- After supper, serve up those rice crispy treats, and pat yourself right on the back for doing a great job!
Easy peasy! With a solid game plan in place, you can focus more on enjoying yourself and less on cooking logistics. Happy Valentine's Day, y'all!