Have you promised to cook a special someone a special dinner and need a vegan date night recipe? Take your it to the next level by preparing a delicious meal that’s 100 percent free of meat and dairy. Surprise them with how satisfying a plant-based dinner 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 date night recipes 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.

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Chickpea Butternut Tagine

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.

Potatoes and Porchini Mushroom Ravioli in Broccoli Cream Sauce

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.

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Raw Vegan Enchiladas with Chunky Salsa, Cheesy Sauce, and Spicy Nut Meat

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.

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Very Vegan Mac n' Cheese

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.

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Easy 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.

Focaccia With Roma Tomatoes and Onions

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.

Tofu Makhani

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.

Seitan Pot Roast

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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.

Raw Moroccan Vegetable and Chickpea Stew with Spicy Orange Cauliflower Couscous

10. Black Bean and Pecan Butter Sauce Over Grilled Eggplant and Sautéed Spinach

If you’ve never tried grilling eggplant, you must try this dish! Grilling gives it a nice, deep flavor that is completely satisfying.

Black Bean and Pecan Butter Sauce Over Grilled Eggplant and Sautéed Spinach

Lead image source: Focaccia with Roma Tomatoes and Onions

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