With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start planning what to do and what to make. If you are a lover of vegan food, then you have come to the right place. We have curated a list of vegan diet food that you can make on Valentine’s Day. Take a look.
1. Tofu with Chilli & Greens by Lulu Grimes
A nice starter options, this recipe is simple to make. All you need to do is:
- 1 large pak choi, roughly chopped
- 300g block of silken tofu
- 1 tbsp Chinese rice wine
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- Pinch of brown sugar
- 1 tbsp of oil
- 2 finely sliced spring onion
- 2cm finely sliced ginger
- Large pinch of chilli flakes
- Sesame oil
- Cooked rice
- Add the greens in a shallow bowl that fits a large steamer.
- Now, place the tofu on the greens and thickly slice.
- Then, mix the rice wine, soy sauce, and sugar, along with 2 tbsp water.
- Cover and steam for about 5 minutes.
- After that, heat the oil in a small pan, add spring onion and ginger.
- Let it sizzle for 1 min.
- Then, add the chilli flakes and splash of sesame oil.
- While it’s hot, pour it on the tofu and serve with rice.
2. Red Pepper Hummus by Sara Buenfeld
Hummus, an amazing dip introduced to us by the Middle East, there are many variations that one can try. Try out this red pepper hummus.
- 410g chickpeas, boiled and pressure cooked
- 1 large garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 roasted red peppers
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 spoons of olive oil
- 1/2 tsp of chilli powder
- Veggies and breadsticks for serving
- Add the chickpeas in a food processor, add the crushed garlic, along with plenty of salt and pepper. Churn it.
- Remove the stray seeds of the peppers, then add them to the processor along with lemon juice, olive oil and chilli. Churn again until it becomes smooth.
- Finally, add the dip into a bowl and drizzle it with olive oil and serve with veggies or breadsticks.
3. Miso Roasted Tofu With Sweet Potato by Jennifer Joyce
This is deliciousness on a platter. Your main course will become fancy with this amazing option.
- 400g firm tofu, drained
- 100g fine green beans
- 2 spoons of olive oil
- 2 tbsp of black sesame seeds, toasted
- Large sweet potatoes, 2
- 2 spring onions, finely chopped
- 3 tbsp of white miso
- 3tbsp mirin
- 3 tbsp of lime juice
- Heat the oven at 200C.
- Wrap the tofu in kitchen paper and place it on a shallow dish and put a heavy plat to squeeze out the water. Once this is done, cut the tofu in medium sizes.
- After that, in a small bowl mix the dressing ingredients together with a whisker.
- Then, boil the beans for 1 min, drain, rinse in cold water, and set aside.
- Then on a parchment paper spread the tofu and pour half dressing. Sprinkle sesame seeds and mix well. Bake for about 20-25 mins.
- While, it’s baking cut the sweet potatoes in half, and put them in a bowl. Cover it with a cling film and microwave for 10-15 minutes until soft.
- Finally, mash the sweet potato and add the tofu, green beans, dressing and spring onion.
4. Raspberry Ripple Chia Pudding
End your romantic dinner with this exotic Raspberry ripple chia pudding. It’s best to prepare this pudding one day in advance.
- 50g white chia seeds
- 200 gms of coconut milk
- 1 peach
- 2 tbsp goji berries
- 100 g raspberries
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- Divide chia seeds and milk between 2 servings and stir well.
- Now, leave it for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally till the seeds are swollen and get thickened while stirring.
- Then combine raspberries, lemon juice and maple syrup in a food processor and churn it.
- After that, add a spoonful of the puree in each bowl.
- Then, add some peach slices and goji berries.
- Finally, for garnishing add some goji berries and vegan chocolate syrup.
To make dinner date a hit, don’t forget to decorate the table, put some flowers, candles and of course a bottle of chilled wine.
This Valentine’s Day treat your love with these dishes. Happy Valentine’s Week!
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