Have you promised to cook a special someone a special dinner? Take your date night to the next level by preparing a delicious meal that’s 100 percent free of meat and dairy. Surprise them with how satisfying eating plant-based can be. You’re sure to make a good impression if you cook vegetables in the awe-inspiring ways they deserve. Check out these 10 finger-licking vegan meals to cook for your date:
1. Chickpea Butternut Tagine
This hearty dish calls for a couple tablespoons of red wine, so buy a bottle for your special date and drink the rest with your dinner. Just make sure it’s a vegan wine.
2. Potatoes and Porchini Mushroom Ravioli in Broccoli Cream Sauce
This comforting broccoli cream sauce pairs well with the crunch of the broccoli, so you’ll get a pleasant textural balance with each bite.
3. Raw Vegan Enchiladas with Chunky Salsa, Cheesy Sauce, and Spicy Nut Meat
The tortillas for these enchiladas are made of onion, corn, tomatoes, ground flax seeds, salt, and pepper. The walnut and pumpkin seed “taco meat” blends well with the delicious cashew cheese sauce.
4. Very Vegan Mac n’ Cheese
This mac n’ cheese is so creamy, cheesy, and tasty that your date may not even know that it contains zero dairy products. Nutritional yeast, non-dairy milk, and tahini are the stars to thank in this dish for making a creamy, cheesy sauce.
5. Easy Veggie Pot Pie
Chicken pot pie is a classic comfort food that many of us grew up with, especially the convenient frozen kinds that you can just buy and bake. Give your date a taste of childhood with this veggie pot pie.
6. Focaccia With Roma Tomatoes and Onions
To make this soft and pillowy bread, you only need 4 simple ingredients – roma tomatoes, onions, rosemary, and olive oil.
7. Tofu Makhani
In this dish, the rich gravy made with spices like cardamom, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, garlic, and ginger will electrify your tastebuds. The aromatic smell is amazing when it wafts through the kitchen.
8. Seitan Pot Roast
This meal is a great choice to cook on a date for a person who loves hearty, meaty dishes. This seitan pot roast has all the comforting decadence of a typical, red meat pot roast, except this one is much healthier and 100 percent cruelty-free.
9. Raw Moroccan Vegetable and Chickpea Stew with Spicy Orange Cauliflower Couscous
This dish has several flavors and colors going on, so it’s a fun choice for a night that’s supposed to be just as enjoyable.
10. Black Bean and Pecan Butter Sauce Over Grilled Eggplant and Sauteed Spinach
If you’ve never tried grilling eggplant, you must try this dish! Grilling gives it a nice, deep flavor that is completely satisfying.
Lead image source: Focaccia with Roma Tomatoes and Onions