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Our Top Valentines Day Recipes

In need of a romantic dessert recipe for this Valentine’s Day? We have you covered from breakfast to dessert with our top 40 Valentine’s Day recipes!

Valentines day recipes

Valentines Day Recipes

Nothing says “I love you” more than a delicious and inviting home-cooked meal set on the table, waiting to be savored by one’s loved ones.

We put together a selection of our best Valentine’s recipes to help you show your loved one just how much you care.

1. Flavorful Shrimp Scampi

Do you want to know what it feels like to be in Italy without being there in person? Shrimp Scampi is that quick and easy meal that will do it for you this Valentine’s. This is what you need to make your Valentine’s dinner complete. Enjoy the flavorful and rich taste with your loved ones. 

2. Simple Homestyle Lemon Chicken Piccata

This is the right kind of dinner to try when craving something simple, delicious, and versatile. It is also a classic Italian dish accompanied by a delicious lemon butter sauce made with capers, white wine, or chicken broth. This meal is the one you need to complete your Valentine’s dinner.

3. Salmon Bites

When it comes to appetizers, salmon bites just hit the spot. Perfectly yummy and easy to make, Salmon Bites is a healthy meal you and your loved ones should definitely try out. They are versatile, and you can add them to your dishes as you wish. 

4. Air Fryer Lamb Chops

Air fryer lamb chops are known for their Juicy, delicious, and tender texture. It is a meal to try out for your Valentine’s lunch. You can pair it with many sides, such as mashed potatoes and roasted veggies. 

5. Baked Sweet Potato

Baked Sweet Potato is one of the easiest meals to whip up anytime on Valentine’s day for a yummy brunch or tasty dinner. It is quick and will fill you up as much as you want. Baked Sweet Potato is a versatile meal that doesn’t need many embellishments; however, you can pair it up with proteins of choice to make it more enjoyable. 

6. Honey Mustard Chicken

Are you looking for a mouthwatering dish to enjoy with your favorite person on Valentine’s? Honey Mustard Chicken is one to try. It is a savory dish from juicy chicken breast seasoned with honey and mustard. It’s healthy and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.  

7. Delicious honey garlic chicken recipe

This tasty and flavorful honey garlic chicken recipe is one for the books! Nothing is better than tearing into your chicken and getting the marinated flavors of honey, garlic, and soy sauce on your taste buds. Truly remarkable. You should definitely try this out with your loved ones for Valentine’s. 

8. Amazing Fruit Salad

Looking to try the perfect colorful, highly nutritious, and healthy dessert after a hearty meal on Valentine’s? Fruit Salad is what you need to eat. This is a meal that requires minimal effort. What you need to do is gather your fruits. Blueberries, kiwi, pineapples, and grapes are examples of fruits you can use to make your sweet and healthy fruit salad. 

9. Pot Roast

Pot Roast is a straightforward and hearty meal to make. You can’t go wrong with a meal that falls apart in your mouth with each delectable bite you take. Try this dish for your Valentine’s dinner. 

10. Chicken Fricassee

Chicken Fricassee is undoubtedly one of the best traditional French delicacies. It is creamy, savory, and super tasty. Made from browned chicken simmered with herbs, onions, garlic, hearty vegetables, and creamy white wine sauce, this one-pot dish will blow not only your mind but your Valentine too. 

11. Fall Off the Bone BBQ Beef Ribs – Grilled Ribs Recipe

Moist, tender, and delicious, Grilled Ribs are perfect for you and your loved ones to enjoy and savor. Coleslaw and fried rice are perfect meals to pair with your grilled ribs. 

12. Cilantro Lime Chicken

Marinated in Cilantro and lime juice, this chicken recipe is one to try out. It is full of flavor, tangy, and tasteful. Cilantro Lime Chicken can be served with rice, veggies, and other desired meals. Just sit back and enjoy the rich taste of this meal together with your date. 

13. Pan-seared Lamb Chops

Need to make something fancy in so little time, pan-seared Lamb Chops is the perfect meal to make. With its tender and juicy flavor, you can pair your lamb chops with Tomato Cucumber Salad or Kachumbari Salad. Your Valentine’s date will thank you for it. 

14. Crispy Air Fried Chicken Drumsticks

Inviting and finger-licking, Crispy Air Fried Chicken Drumsticks is a meal you can whip up in 10 minutes. It has the perfect yummy taste that you will keep going back to. You can eat your Crispy Air Fried Chicken Drumsticks with mashed potatoes and coleslaw. 

15. Perfect Air Fryer Potato Recipe 

This enticing, well-flavored, and fluffy recipe of Air Fryer Potato is one to try out. Its exquisite taste and tender texture will have your loved ones returning for more, and what’s better is you don’t have to use all the oil in the world. It’s indeed a fantastic meal. 

16. Oven-baked French toast

Looking for an easy peasy meal to make on Valentine’s day? Oven-baked French toast is a quick and sumptuous meal that won’t have you breaking the bank to make it. It is made like regular French toast, but it is baked instead. You can serve and eat this with regular toppings like fresh fruits, maple syrup, etc. 

17. Easy lemon garlic baked codfish

Easy lemon garlic baked codfish is a perfect and yummy dish you and your loved one can make within 15 minutes to enjoy. It’s healthy, low in fat, and flawlessly buttery.

18. Shrimp Creole

In Shrimp Creole, you have found the best flavorsome and spicy one-pan meal. It’s restaurant worthy and mouthwatering. Its complex flavors include onions, celery, bell peppers, hot sauce, and seasoning. You should make this for your Valentine’s dinner.

19. French Toast

Simple, quick, and savorous, French toast is that meal you want to take advantage of. Its sweet, satisfying and fluffy taste makes French toast a worthwhile meal, and it tastes even more impressive with your maple syrup drizzled on top. 

20. Grilled Plantain

Also known as “Boli” in Nigeria, Grilled Plantain is a simple and straightforward meal. While it’s a comfort meal, it’s a healthy delicacy you can eat with groundnuts, spicy sauce, or fried fish. Serve this to your date before the main course so they can taste what’s to come. 

21. Easy One-Pot Ground Beef Pasta

Are you considering a recipe comprising pasta and ground beef this Valentine’s? This one-pot ground beef pasta dish is prepared in a deliciously rich tomato sauce with spices. It is a very filling and satisfying one-pot meal for Valentine’s night when you need to put a nutrient-rich dinner on the table quickly. 

22. Beef Couscous Recipe

You will enjoy one of our favorite straightforward beef couscous dishes this Valentine’s. It is a beautiful addition to a dinner table. It is quick and straightforward to put together, and it looks and tastes impressively inviting.

23. Refreshing Watermelon Juice

Are you looking for a chilled and refreshing drink this Valentine’s to share with your loved one? This watermelon juice is one of the simplest you can make for a special day. You will enjoy the sweet and fresh taste.

24. Cajun Jambalaya Pasta Recipe with Shrimp, Chicken, and Sausage

Jambalaya pasta is a flavorful pasta dish bursting with shrimp, chicken, and sausage. This dish is ideal for pasta lovers who have tried jambalaya. It’s Cajun cuisine at its finest. Serve with a crusty loaf of bread or a green salad this Valentine’s.

25. Plantain Puff Puff – Sweet and Spicy

For Valentine’s, nothing compares to homemade puffs! Puff puff made this way is soft, savory, and sweet because plantains are combined with the yeast batter. Fresh, chewy, and soft describes them with fantastic taste.

26. Basmati Jollof Rice recipe

This recipe is delicious and incredibly simple for Valentine. The bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, and garlic are roasted, giving this jollof rice its distinctive flavor. The meal gains a deeper level of flavor as a result. This Jollof Rice recipe will steal the show at Valentine’s dinner!

27. Traditional Scotch Eggs Recipe

Scotch eggs are a delectable combination of sausage and boiled eggs with a hint of heat. Excellent as an appetizer, breakfast item, or quick snack for Valentine. They are just fantastic!

28. Quick and Easy Tomato Salad

The combination of ripe, juicy tomatoes and crispy onions dressed with olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper will make a perfect salad this Valentine.

29. East African Pilau

If you want a taste of traditional cuisine for Valentine, this East African Pilau is perfect. It is a traditional, exquisite, and flavorful rice dish made with various aromatic spices that give the rice an incredible depth of flavor. You’ll surely enjoy it.

30. Baked Plantain and Egg Frittata

Set up a romantic tone this Valentine with baked plantain and egg frittata. It is an omelet in which eggs are combined with plantains, vegetables, and occasionally meat before being cooked. Once the omelet is set and fully cooked, the mixture is baked or slowly cooked on the stovetop. Yummy!

31. Easy Healthy Salmon Salad Recipe

Fish lovers, this is for you! This flavorful salmon salad is incredibly simple to make. It has pan-seared salmon that is rich, flavorful, spicy, and layered over a crisp, fresh salad bed.

32. Easy and Delicious Vegetable Couscous

Valentine with a touch of warm flavors makes a difference at Valentine. It is fluffy, fragrant, and tasty and can be served either as a hearty side dish for your favorite meat or as a complete meal on its own. 

33. Kachumbari – Onions, tomatoes, and cucumber salad

East African salad, known as kachumbari, is straightforward, light, and simple to prepare. It is made with onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, salt, pepper, and lemon dressing and is a fresh, tart salad with a touch of heat. With so much flavor in such a straightforward recipe, you really can’t go wrong for Valentine.

34. Breakfast Sweet Potato Hash – Quick and Easy

Looking for a straightforward breakfast dish on Valentine’s? You will like this dish made from ground chicken, bell peppers, onions, sweet potatoes, and spices. Delicious, easy to prepare, and savory-sweet. It’s really simple to make!

35. Easy Hearty Mushroom Rice

A simple yet sophisticated side dish, mushroom rice is full of good earthy flavor from the mushrooms. The subtle ginger and garlic flavor really complement the rice. It is a gorgeous, delectable, and extremely healthy alternative to ordinary plain rice.

36. The classic Nigerian Salad

This classic Nigerian Salad is unquestionably essential for Valentine’s! It’s colorful, nutrient-dense, very filling, and tasty. It’s versatile enough to serve in smaller portions as an appetizer or as a hearty bowlful main dish on Valentine’s.

37. Spicy Puff Puff Recipe

Easy-to-make spicy puff puff is a perfect snack for Valentine. Enjoy the company of your loved ones as you share the love over a bowl of fluffy and delicious puff puff.

38. Comforting, Homemade Chicken And Rice Soup

A bowl of chicken rice soup contains a healthy balance of carbohydrates, vegetables, and protein. Tender chicken is simmered in a broth along with aromatics, herbs, and vegetables in this one-pot meal. It is appropriate to get warm on Valentine’s nights or after a long day.

39. Oven-Baked Salmon

This recipe for baked salmon is a simple, tasty way to add more fish to your diet this Valentine’s. It only calls for a few simple ingredients, cooks quickly, and tastes great!

40. Nigerian fried rice

Nigerian Fried Rice is a staple for every season, and Valentine’s is not an exception. It is a straightforward yet delicious recipe. This version relies on a ton of fresh vegetables, Beef Liver, and a little bit of oil for crisping it up. Enjoy!

Feel free to choose any of these recipes and enjoy Valentine’s with your lover and family. Happy Valentine’s from all of us at Chef Lola’s Kitchen. 

Valentines day recipes

Valentine Roundups

Nothing says “I love you” more than a delicious and inviting home-cooked meal set on the table, waiting to be savored by one’s loved ones. It’s the absolute way to show love; that is why we’ve compiled a 40+ list of various scrumptious meals you and the amazing people in your life can enjoy this Valentine’s day. Enjoy!
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