Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with friends, family or a spouse, make it a truly special occasion by cooking up a romantic feast. We’ve rounded up our pick of the most romantic meals for a night in, so you can spoil your loved ones in style.
Sides and Salads
A light and tasty appetiser to serve to your guests. It’s just enough to get their mouths watering.
If you’re thinking of serving a tapas-style meal, this salad is a lovely addition to your Valentine’s Day menu. It’s light, fresh and smacks of summer.
Not only is this fuss-free meal ready in under 20 minutes, but it will also go perfectly with a glass of your favourite red wine.
A great option for a vegetarian meal, this delicious Valentine’s Day recipe is perfect if you’re having friends over. Or, simply keep the leftovers for lunch! Yum!
Is there anything more romantic than sharing food? I love a meal made up of sharing platters and these chicken strips are perfect for serving as one of your tapas. They also pair up rather well with our crispy roast potatoes.
Another really quick and easy recipe if you don’t want to spend your evening in the kitchen. It’s lovely and light, which is ideal if you plan to offer dessert as well. Serve it with a crisp and zesty white wine, but be warned— your guests will probably want seconds.
This is the perfect way to end a meal. A rich hit of chocolate and peanut butter in a dessert that’s small enough not to overwhelm. They can also be made the day before and kept in an airtight container, giving you plenty of time to spend with your guests.
Is a romantic meal complete without chocolate mousse? I love the praline in this recipe, which gives it a delightful crunch.
If you’d prefer a non-chocolatey dessert, try this sticky lemon cake recipe. It’s tasty and contains a surprise ingredient which makes it extra special and a little healthier. Plus, it’s gluten-free!
Compiled by Food and Decor Editor, Claire Badenhorst