Easy Dinner Ideas for Two

Easy, Fuss-free, and Super-tasty Dinner Ideas for Two

Cooking dinner for two? If you'd like to make a romantic, yet hassle-free meal for a special someone, then read the Tastessence article for easy-to-follow drinks to dessert recipes.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Mar 5, 2018
Lime-Blueberry Margarita

Ingredients
  • Tequila, 3 oz.
  • Ice cubes, 2 cups
  • Blueberries, frozen, 1 cup
  • Blueberry nectar, 1 cup
  • Seltzer, ¼ cup
  • Limeade, frozen, 2 tablespoons
  • Lime juice, 1 tablespoon
  • Lime wedge, 1
  • Coarse salt
Directions

In a blender, mix blueberries, seltzer, blueberry nectar, limeade, lime juice, tequila, and ice cubes together. Turn the blender on, and make a smooth mixture. Take 2 pre-chilled margarita glasses, and rub the rims with the lime wedge. Dip the glasses in coarse salt, and pour the mixture in. Enjoy the drink!

Broccoli-Chicken Salad

Ingredients
  • Chicken breast, cooked and cubed, 1½ cups
  • Broccoli florets, 1½ cups
  • Red onion, chopped, ¼ cup
  • Mayonnaise, ⅓ cup
  • Sunflower kernels, salted, 2 tablespoons
  • Golden raisins, 2 tablespoons
  • Sugar, 1 tablespoon
  • Red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon
  • Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled, 2
  • Salt and black pepper, for taste
Directions

In a bowl, mix the cooked chicken cubes, broccoli, onion, sunflower kernels, golden raisins, and crumbled bacon with a wooden spoon. In a different bowl, mix mayonnaise with sugar, red wine vinegar, salt, and black pepper together. Pour the dressing in the bigger bowl, and toss properly. Keep the salad in the refrigerator till you serve it.

Black-Eyed Pea Soup

Ingredients
  • Black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed, 1 can
  • Water, 1 cup
  • Ham, cooked and cubed, ½ cup
  • Celery, sliced, ¼ cup
  • Onion, chopped, ¼ cup
  • Butter, 1½ teaspoons
  • Italian seasoning, ½ teaspoon
  • Salt and black pepper, for taste
Directions

In a non-stick pan, add butter with celery and onion. Sauté till tender and then add peas and tomatoes. Stir and add water; boil the mixture properly. When the mixture is boiling, add the ham, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper. Lower the heat and simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes. When the soup is completely heated, remove from stove, and serve.

Mushroom-Chicken-Bacon

Ingredients
  • Honey, ¼ cup
  • Mozzarella cheese, shredded, ⅓ cup
  • Dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons
  • Mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon
  • Light corn syrup, 1 tablespoon
  • Mushroom, sliced, ½ teaspoon
  • Dried onion, minced, ½
  • Bacon strips, halved, 2
  • Chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless, 2
  • Salt and black pepper, for taste
Directions

Preheat the oven 350°F. Take a skillet so we can cook the bacon till it get crisp. Add mushrooms when bacon is almost cooked. Once ready, place on a few paper towels. Use an empty wine bottle to flatten chicken breasts till they are ½'' thick. Season them with salt and black pepper; cook in the same skillet. Meanwhile, take a small bowl to mix mayonnaise, mustard, corn syrup, honey, and onion together. When the chicken breasts are ready, transfer them in a 1 quart baking dish. Place bacon and mushroom mix on top and sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top. Bake the chicken in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. When the chicken is cooked thoroughly, remove in a platter and serve with the honey-mustard mix.

Broiled Cod with Steamed Rice

Ingredients
  • Cod or white fish, fillet, ½ lb.
  • Pineapple, drained (save the juice), 1 can
  • Rice, steamed, 2 cups
  • Orange juice, 2 tablespoons
  • Coconut flakes, toasted, 1 tablespoon
  • Soy sauce, 2 teaspoons
  • Orange peel, grated, 1 teaspoon
  • Orange, peeled and chopped, ½
Directions

Turn the dial on your oven to broil. In a bowl, mix pineapple juice, orange juice, and soy sauce together. Marinate the fish in this sauce for 10 minutes and remove. Apply cooking spray over a broiler pan and place the marinated fish in it when hot. Broil the fish on all sides. When the fish flakes with a fork, you know it's ready. Meanwhile, you need to ready the marinade. In a non-stick pan, add the marinade we made earlier and simmer for about 2 to 3 minutes. Add pineapple pieces, orange pieces, steamed rice, and green onion, mix properly. Place the steamed rice in a platter and top it with broiled fish. Sprinkle toasted coconut and orange peel; serve and enjoy.

Chocolate Fondue

Ingredients
  • Bittersweet chocolate, chopped, 3 oz.
  • Heavy cream, 2 tablespoons
  • Brewed espresso, 1 tablespoon
  • Vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon
  • Pineapple, 8 pieces
  • Strawberries, 4
  • Banana, peeled, 1 cut into 8 pieces
  • Salt, for taste
Directions

In a microwave-safe bowl, add chocolate, espresso, vanilla extract, salt, and heavy cream together. Place the bowl in the microwave and turn it on for 20 seconds. Bring the bowl out and stir. Again place the bowl in for 20 seconds; stir again. Do this till the chocolate melts completely. Pour the melted chocolate mix in a bowl with fresh fruit in a platter. Feed the chocolate-dipped fruits to one another.