Your Valentine’s Day-Inspired Menu

Here in Philadelphia, we know the best way to celebrate the people we love is with the recipes we love. So, how are you celebrating this Valentine’s Day? With the brotherly love our city was named for? Or the sisterly love of Galentine’s Day? Perhaps a romantic home-cooked dinner for you and your partner? Maybe the self-love of a relaxing night in? Either way, we created a very special menu for you that’s full of unique, indulgent, and of course, delicious dishes to serve this Valentine’s Day! So, let’s dive into your Valentine’s Day-inspired menu!

Appetizers

winter butternut squash soup with tahini cream - soom foods

Winter Squash Soup with Tahini & Za’atar Chickpea Croutons

Chase away the February chills with a cozy bowl of this Winter Squash Soup. It’s packed with the hearty flavors of butternut squash, a slight nuttiness from the tahini, and topped with an earthy crunch of Za’atar Chickpea Croutons. It’s a win-win situation!

 

tahini chocolate mole sauce - soom foods

Tahini Mole Sauce

Okay, we all know the best part of Valentine’s Day is the chocolate. This year, don’t miss out on the chance to have chocolate for dinner with Tahini Mole Sauce. This sauce is the perfect blend of spicy and sweet that fixes your chocolate craving with an added layer of richness thanks to Chocolate Soom. Whip this delectable sauce up in only fifteen minutes. Then drizzle the nutty, chocolate-y, spicy delight on everything from beans to rice to veggies to tortillas (or toss it all together in a taco).

 

Entrees

mediterranean tahini chicken with potatoes

One-Pan Mediterranean Tahini Chicken and Potatoes

Above all, we think you should prep this simple yet dynamite Mediterranean Tahini Chicken and Potato Skillet dish. It’s a hearty and healthy home-cooked meal this made in one-pan, so you won’t have to worry about cleaning a million dishes. It balances marinated artichoke hearts and sweet-tart sun-dried tomatoes with sautéed peppers and potatoes and golden-brown seared chicken. The smooth texture of Soom Tahini meets juicy fresh lemon juice in a luscious sauce to finish the dish.

 

mac and cheese - tahini - soom foods - vegan

Vegan Tahini Mac & “Cheese”

We could all use an excuse to dive into this tasty twist on a gooey comfort food essential. Soom Tahini lends its creamy textures into a velvety smooth dairy-free “cheese” sauce once blended with tender vegetables. After making the sauce, smother warm elbow macaroni and coat to make sure each noodle is covered. We’re sure it’ll wow your friends at the Galentine’s Day potluck or significant other over dinner. Just make sure you save some of this luscious not-so-cheesy but oh-so-creamy meal for yourself!

 

tahini pesto pasta - soom foods

Tahini Pesto Pasta

Craft the ultimate pesto pasta dinner that bursts with flavor and color! Adding Soom Tahini instead of traditional pine nuts fills this dish with extra creaminess and slight hints of nuttiness. But don’t fill up on this pasta because you’ll want to save room for all of our suggested desserts. Trust us.

 

Sides

crispy brussels sprouts with blood orange tahini sauce

Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Blood Orange Balsamic Tahini Dressing

If you haven’t fallen in love with brussels sprouts yet, this orange balsamic tahini sauce may help with that. Whisk tahini into a topping consisting of blood orange juice, maple syrup, and balsamic vinegar to create a creamy, luscious, tangy tahini sauce. Drizzle the citrusy, slightly sweet, slightly savory dressing on crispy golden brown brussels sprouts for a bright addition to your Valentine’s Day dinner.  

 

carrots and parsnips with silan drizzle and goat cheese - soom foods

Spiced & Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with Silan Drizzle

A generous coating of silan is the simple, yet flavorful solution to the perfect winter side dish. These tender roasted carrots and parsnips combine sweet and savory flavors. Topped with fresh rosemary, a salty pistachio crunch, tart goat cheese and a caramelized Soom Silan drizzle, this spiced and roasted dish is layered with flavors and textures that will excite your palate.

Dessert

Chocolate Tahini Cake with Tahini Frosting and Tahini Caramel

Chocolate Tahini Cake with Tahini Frosting and Tahini Caramel

This beautifully moist and light chocolate tahini cake is the perfect chocolate dessert for this romantic holiday. It’s all thanks to the equal balance of sweetness, nuttiness, and richness. Plus, it has just the right amount of chocolate.  Layered with a silky tahini buttercream, and topped with a homemade salted tahini caramel sauce, we know this will be a hit at your Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day celebration.

 

chocolate tahini pretzel pie - soom foods

No-Bake Chocolate Tahini Pretzel Pie

Our friends over at Drexel’s Food Lab know the perfect addition to a rich, buttery chocolate dessert: Chocolate Soom. Fill a crunchy, salty, pretzel crust with this whipped chocolate-y filling and indulge with a generous chocolate sweet tahini drizzle.

 

tahini and peanut butter swirl brownies - butternut bakery blog

Tahini & Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

This decadent tahini-chocolate dessert is layered with all our favorite flavors: soft dutch chocolate brownies with luscious swirls of tahini and peanut butter evenly spread throughout. Treat yourself and the people you love to this fudgy brownie dessert this holiday.

 

Beverages

chocolate tahini hot cocoa

Chocolate Tahini Hot Cocoa

Our chocolate Tahini Hot Cocoa is a must for the winter season! This thick and luscious cup of Chocolate Soom delight pairs perfectly with a pile of warm blankets and your favorite guilty-pleasure romantic comedy.

 

chocolate tahini martini - the spruce eats

Chocolate Tahini Martini

As fun to say as it is to drink, this tahini martini combines chocolate and sesame with the kick of a cocktail. The creamy spiced tahini simple syrup balances and smooths the vodka. Shaken with chocolate and coffee liqueur, this cocktail is almost like an adult milkshake. It’s truly the perfect end to your Valentine’s Day. For full indulgence sprinkle the completed chilled cocktail with crumbled halva candy. Cheers!

In conclusion, we hope we shed light onto dishes and drinks to make this Valentine’s Day! And, we hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Don’t forget to shop for the ingredients you’ll need to whip up a delicious meal.