What’s more perfect than a vegetarian Valentine’s Day Recipe for that special someone to let them know you care?? Ditch those candy hearts and expensive chocolates, and make your loved one a meatless meal with a couple of my favorite vegetarian recipes.
Nothing says I love you like a delicious, home cooked vegetarian Valentine’s Day recipe that shows your special someone just how much you care about them and their health! 😉
This year, Lightlife’s Catalan-style Spinach with Sweet & Sour Cutlets and Twice Baked Potato with Smart Bacon are on my vegetarian Valentine’s Day menu. Then I plan on finishing up with Post Punk Kitchen’s vegan Peanut Butter Blondies for dessert! MmMm good.
- 1 pkg Smart Cutlets Spicy Sweet & Sour
- 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
- ½ cup dried craisins
- 1/3 cup pine nuts
- 3 cups (5 oz) baby spinach leaves, cleaned and dried
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp freshly cracked pepper
- Dash or two cayenne pepper
In Dutch oven place 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add cutlets (without the marinade). Cook over medium heat until lightly browned (1 to 2 minutes); turn over and continue cooking, until lightly browned (1 to 2 minutes). Remove from pan, cut into strips; keep warm.
In same pan, place 3 tablespoons olive oil. Add craisins and pine nuts. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until pine nuts are lightly browned and craisins are puffy (2 to 3 minutes).
Add spinach leaves, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until spinach is just wilted (1 to 2 minutes).
Place spinach mixture on plate and top with cutlet strips.
Are you making a special vegetarian Valentine’s Day recipe this year? What vegetarian or vegan recipes will you be serving? If you try these, I’d love to know what you think.
Lightlife Team Member