With some types of diets, it can be challenging to find enough recipes on any one meal plan. But with Blue Apron, there is no shortage of delicious vegetarian meal kits recipes to try. Unlike other meal services, Blue Apron doesn’t stick veggie eaters with just a handful of recipe options—there are many choices.
Whether you are avoiding meat or are hoping to increase your intake of fresh produce, the Blue Apron Vegetarian plan is a great option. Plus, their recipes vary so widely you will probably never be able to try every single one. Here’s more about the plan and the recipes we’ve tested from Blue Apron.
The Blue Apron Vegetarian Plan
Blue Apron’s approach to subscription meal kits is a bit different than that of other companies. They allow subscribers to switch up their menus—even changing meal plans entirely—so that they never get bored.
And, there are new recipes each week for all of their menus. So not only will you have plenty of choices for vegetarian dishes, but you’ll also get to switch things up often. Plus, if vegetarian isn’t working out, you can swap out meals to try another option.
Although most meal kits’ recipes take around 30 minutes to prepare, many of Blue Apron’s veggie recipes take 20 minutes or so to get on the table. The company also uses fresh seasonal produce, so that’s another way that the recipes switch up often.
Depending on the season, you’ll find recipe options like Smoky Vegetable Enchiladas, Three-Cheese & Lemon Pasta with Brussels Sprouts, One-Pan Udon Noodle Stir-Fry, Spicy Vegetable Quesadillas, and much more.
There also comfort food type selections such as Apple & Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Roasted Carrots & Pickled Peppers, Three-Cheese Pizza, Chipotle Sweet Potato Chili with Avocado & Cotija Cheese, and Zucchini, Mozzarella & Olive Paninis with Smoky Roasted Potatoes.
Whether you want something that reminds you of childhood favorites or a dish that’s totally new and innovative, Blue Apron has something to suit your taste buds. Plus, with some omissions, you can also tailor the veggie menu to satisfy anyone who is vegan.
Benefits of Using the Blue Apron Vegetarian Plan
Vegetarian meal plans aren’t just for people who don’t regularly eat meat. The Blue Apron Vegetarian recipes are healthy and packed with fresh produce, so you’ll automatically be eating more of what’s good for you. But for many people, cutting out meat is another way to help their health, especially if they have high cholesterol or other challenges.
Plus, although vegetarian eating is healthy for many people, it can be difficult to find appetizing meals that are worth the work. From shopping at multiple stores to find recipes online, the process can be frustrating and turn you off of a diet change altogether.
Blue Apron makes it easy to select new recipes to try, and you don’t have to go shopping for rare ingredients or try to substitute for items you don’t have on hand. Everything is in the box, so all you have to do is go step by step to achieve a tasty vegetarian meal in very little time.
Our Experience with Blue Apron Vegetarian
Our experience with Blue Apron overall has been flavorful and, at times, unexpected. So trying their vegetarian plan was a treat, especially with the variety of recipe choices. We like the way everything is packaged upon arrival so that it stays fresh and ready for us. Here’s more on the recipes we’ve tried from Blue Apron’s Vegetarian plan.
Kale and Ricotta Tarts
The Kale and Ricotta Tarts recipe was one that most people would feel intimidated by—after all, making crust is hard. But with this meal from Blue Apron, the crusts were delicate, flaky, and premade in their own tins. So instead of being a daunting cooking process, putting these tarts together was enjoyable.
We just chopped some vegetables, cooked them up, mixed the egg and cheese filling, then baked the tarts in the oven. While they were baking, it didn’t take much time at all to whip up a salad with the provided butter lettuce, apple, almonds, and lemon.
Butternut Squash Pasta
Butternut squash is another ingredient that’s often intimidating. It can be a long process to cook and peel butternut squash, and you risk either overcooking it or delaying dinner because it has to cook longer. So we loved the Butternut Squash Pasta from Blue Apron because it was so easy to prepare.
All we had to do was roast the already chopped squash, for a set amount of time, boil the pasta, chop some vegetables and walnuts, then cook and mix everything. It did take some finessing to get the consistency the way we wanted it, but that’s a matter of personal preference more than anything else.
Freekeh & Vegetable ‘Fried Rice’
Although it’s called Freekeh & Vegetable ‘Fried Rice,’ there’s not actually any rice in this dish. But hear us out: it’s a toasted wheat dish that’s popular in Asian dishes, and we loved it. The fresh vegetables (broccoli, carrots, snow peas) really set off the earthy flavors of the freekeh, and the addition of egg helped add some bulk to the dish.
However, if you left out the egg, the overall dish would still satisfy, thanks to the flavorful sauces. And that’s the case with many of Blue Apron’s vegetarian meals, which helps make them even more versatile for a range of eaters.
If you’re looking for more adventurous vegetarian dishes without a lot of prep work or stress, a Blue Apron Vegetarian Plan might be the perfect fit. We loved the dishes we’ve tried from them, from the zesty and unexpected flavors to the ease of preparing each part of the menu.
And with so many choices, you really can’t go wrong no matter what items you choose with the veggie plan. From comfort food options to more exciting dishes inspired by global cuisine, there’s nothing disappointing about sitting down to a meat-free dish from Blue Apron.