There’s no reason to not celebrate anything because you’re on a gluten-free diet. Celebrate your intimate dinner night with this collection of lovable gluten-free recipes. Whether a special occasion, Valentine’s Day, or simply alone time for you and your sweetie, making a homemade meal for the two of you to enjoy together is a perfect way to spend date night.
Stuffed Beef Tenderloin With Wine Sauce
Beef tenderloin is an impressive dish, and any impressive dish shows you care: the perfect sentiment for date night. Butterfly the beef, then layer with roasted red peppers, fresh basil leaves, and a creamy mixture of spinach, goat cheese, and herbs. Roll together, roast, slice, and serve with a homemade port wine sauce.
Roasted Lime and Cilantro Chicken Breasts
A rich and decadent dish can leave you feeling overstuffed. This fresh-tasting chicken recipe, however, is light yet full of flavor. Marinate bone-in chicken breasts in a mixture of lime zest and juice, garlic, and fresh cilantro, then roast until golden. Perfect served with corn and avocado salad.
Zucchini Noodles With Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp is perfect for a romantic meal—maybe it’s the way they curl into themselves, or their pretty shade of pink. This recipe highlights the shrimp’s sweet flavor with a traditional scampi sauce of lemon, vermouth, and garlic. Served over zucchini noodles (a.k.a. “zoodles”), the dish becomes gluten-free, as well as healthy and delicious.
Cauliflower Parmesan is a surprisingly quick dish to make and it sacrifices none of the classic Italian dish’s flavor. You’ll start by roasting cauliflower and making a fresh marinara sauce. When they’re done, top the two with mozzarella and pecorino cheeses, then broil until they’re melted and just a little browned. The taste is impressive and you’ll forget that it’s healthy, too.
Roasted Rabbit With Fava Pesto
Try something different for date night and serve succulent roasted rabbit. The recipe only takes a few ingredients but has tons of flavor and looks lovely on a plate. You’ll be more likely to find rabbit at the butcher and fresh fava beans at the grocer in the springtime.
Chinese food can be very romantic—the two of you sharing a variety of dishes, passing the cartons to each other, savoring the bold flavors. Stir-fry thin slices of beef until crispy, then toss with a flavorful sauce of sweet bean sauce, chili paste, and Szechuan peppercorns, and serve hot over rice. Just be sure to check labels to make sure the bean sauce is gluten-free.
You can make some healthy dishes for both of you. But if the recipes need to be gluten-free, creating something special can often feel limiting. These recipes are not only gluten-free but also satisfying, interesting, and incredibly delicious.