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26 Ways To Cook Dinner For Your Favorite Vegetarian

Roses are red, violets are blue, your vegetarian partner doesn't eat meat and tonight neither do you!

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2. Lentil "Meatballs" In Lemon Pesto


The perfect follower to a vegetable-filled starter (try #1, #4, or #16 on this list), serve over spaghetti (try #5), and have yourself a little Lady & The Tramp moment. Get the recipe here.

3. Whole Roasted Cauliflower With Whipped Goat Cheese

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Start with the onion soup (#15 below), follow with this roasted cauliflower and watch as you blow the mind of the vegetarian you love. Get the recipe here.

4. Radicchio Salad With Manchego Vinaigrette

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Red and a little bitter, just like your heart. This salad is the perfect preamble to the mushroom tart (#6 on this list), risotto (#12), or a special Valentine's pizza (#18). Get the recipe here.

7. Braised Leeks + Muscovado Lentils


This dish works as a starter, or if you make a larger portion, as an entree. Just be sure to serve something carb-y with it (entrees like #10, #12, or #24 OR starters like #11 or #21). Either way, your date will say "Oooooh." Get the recipe here.

14. David Lebovitz's Swiss Cheese Fondue


Fondue is an appetizer that brings together all of the most important things about food: cheese, bread, and dipping. (Yeah, yeah, yeah, it's also perfect for sharing.) Get the recipe here.

15. English Onion Soup With Sage & Cheddar


Usually made with beef stock, onion soup is a rare pleasure for a vegetarian. Keep the bready cheesiness going by serving this with #23, or lighten things up a little with #22. Get the recipe here.

17. Chard Salad With Garlic Breadcrumbs And Parmesan

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Cleverly disguise your salad by adding breadcrumbs and Parmesan. Follow this with one of the pastaa, pizzaa, or tarts on this list. Get the recipe here.

18. Valentine's Day Pizza With Beets & Kale


If you must incorporate hearts into your dinner, please do so with flare. Serve after the leek-stuffed mushrooms (#19) or cauliflower soup (#25) if you're in a cheesy mood. Get the recipe here.

19. Leek-Stuffed Mushrooms


Stuffed mushrooms are a food unfairly denied to vegetarians everywhere. Bring a little justice into the world, even if for only one night. (These work as a starter for any entree on this list that isn't too mushroomy.) Get the recipe here.

22. Butternut Orecchiette With Arugula, Chickpeas And Pine Nuts


Pasta + Legume + Vegetable + Parmesan Cheese = "I Understand Your Needs, Vegetarian Lover." Great on its own on a regular night, better after #4 or #16 on V-Day. Get the recipe here.

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