What to Serve for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day Strawberry Salad


If you’re thinking about a romantic meal for Valentine’s Day, or just an extra special treat for someone you care about, there aren’t a lot of foods that say ‘I love you’ better than the heart-shaped, red, juicy, sweet and tasty strawberry.

For that very reason, we asked the lovely dietitian and YouTube sensation, Abbey Sharpe, to share her thoughts about what to serve – and what NOT to serve – on Valentine’s Day. Ladies, she’s got some great tips, especially for the guys, so go check out the video and then share with yours – hey, we can all use a little advice from time to time.

Valentine’s Recipe and Giveaway

In case you missed the recipe for Abbey’s romantic Strawberry and Cucumber Salad, you can find the details below. After that, enter our #Strawberries4Vday Giveaway for a chance to win the cutest heart-shaped, ceramic bakeware set! Scroll down for the details.


Cucumber and Strawberry Balsamic Salad
Serves 2

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1 large English cucumber, shaved using a vegetable peeler or mandolin
1 1/2 cups strawberries, hulled, finely diced
2 Tbsp sliced almonds, toasted
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 Tbsp chevre, if desired

Heat the balsamic vinegar over medium high heat until it has reduced to a thick syrup, about 5-7 minutes.

Place the cucumber on a plate, top with strawberries, almonds, and chevre (if using) and season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!


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20 thoughts on “What to Serve for Valentine’s Day

  1. Jill H

    Why not go a step farther and have water with slices of cucumbers & strawberries too, colorful and will only ad to the presentation.

  2. Jennifer Essad

    loving this month and celebrating Valentines Day with my husband. We both enjoy a nice day together and dinner on the patio – love dessert with fresh strawberries and whipped cream

  3. Katy

    Wow! I’ve never thought about combining cucumbers with strawberries, but it makes total sense and sounds delicious. I can’t wait to try this!

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