Introducing the Blue Apron Tailgating Box

This fall, get ready for game day with Blue Apron. Host an at-home watch party or a family movie night with our new Tailgating box, inspired by classic game day treats. Recreate the ultimate viewing party experience at home with hearty, elevated party snacks.

Skip menu planning stress and last-minute trips to the grocery store with this party in a box. All the ingredients you need are delivered straight to your door. Our chefs designed this menu to be both satisfying and snackable. These crowd-pleasing dishes are finger-food friendly—forks and spoons are strictly optional. 

The Menu

Queso Fundido with Chorizo & Fresh Tomato Salsa

A cheesy, meaty delight topped with fresh salsa for a refreshing kick.

Sweet & Spicy Chicken Sandwiches with Buttermilk Dressing & Carrot Slaw

Flavorful chicken gets a spicy kick from hot honey, all sandwiched between soft, fluffy buns. 

BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos with Mango Salsa & Guacamole

Make your own tropical salsa for these satisfying pork tacos. Don’t worry about elaboration prep—we’re sending peeled and pitted mango and cooked pulled pork. Just chop, sauté, and go. 

The Tailgating box is portioned to serve 8 people. It will be available on the menu and in the marketplace starting 9/5. With a menu like this, your party is sure to be a hit. Even if you’re not watching the game, you’ll want to come for the food.

9 Ways To Decorate with Strawberries

fresh summer strawberries

You don’t need to be an artist to make a beautiful dessert. Try fuss-free dessert-decorating with the classic strawberry. No time to aim for a perfectly frosted and smooth cake? Don’t even worry about it. Instead, beautify your treats with already-gorgeous berries that make the sweetest part of your meal look professional and pretty – with barely any effort.

Read on for ways to decorate with strawberries. Try these strawberry-adorned dessert recipes to get started.

1. Panna Cotta with Strawberry Roses

Top creamy desserts with an elegant strawberry “rose.” Creating these edible flowers is much easier than it looks; here, a dairy-free panna cotta recipe that tastes just as rich as the classic dairy-version gets the great-looking garnish.

2. Strawberry Trifle

trifle decorated with strawberries
Decorate with strawberries for a beautiful trifle

The trifle, or a cassata, is a beautiful way to decorate with berries. The version about is made of variegated layers of halved strawberries, fluffy whipped cream, and airy angel food cake. This dessert looks decadent, but it’s light and refreshing too.

3. Chilled Strawberry Soup

Is it soup or is it dessert? Either way, this lively and smooth light pink soup can double as lunch and an after-meal treat. A floating stemmed strawberry in the center adds a touch of simple embellishment. Just blend together five ingredients and your soup is table ready.

4. Lemon Pound Cake with Mint, Berries and Cream

For a gorgeously “undone” treat, pile on the strawberries and let them fall where they may. And, the combination of flavors works too: buttery-rich lemon pound cake gets even zestier with a dollop of lemon curd, a bunch of fresh mint leaves, and those berries.

5. Yogurt Covered Strawberries

The beauty to this two-ingredient recipe is inside: Slice frozen strawberries dipped in thick vanilla Greek yogurt in half to reveal a striking color contrast.

6. Fresh Strawberry Tart

Classic tarts completely covered in strawberries provide a mouthwatering view for the eyes that just screams summer. Instead of hiding vibrant berries in a crust overlay like pies do, let your juicy fresh fruit shine on top of a bed of rich vanilla pastry cream.

7. Strawberry Nutella Poptarts

Everything is better with Nutella – and we mean everything. Smear chocolate hazelnut spread on buttery pie dough with strawberry jelly and craft a cute pop-out strawberry heart for an adult “pop tart.”

8. Brownie Cupcakes with Strawberry Santa Hats

Keep this recipe bookmarked for when the most wonderful time of year rolls around. Top rich brownie cupcakes with a jaunty strawberry Santa hat trimmed with white chocolate frosting for an easy and festive dessert decoration.

9. Sugar Cookie Crust Fruit Pizza

Pizza: not just for lunch and dinner any more, not now that you know about this beautiful, geometric fruit-bejeweled sugar cookie pizza.

Recipe: A Lemonade Cocktail Spiked with Basil

lemonade cocktail and a lobster roll
The perfect summer pairing

With summer in full swing, we’re all about easy entertaining. This lemonade cocktail can be served prepared in a large batch and served in a pitcher. That way, guests can help themselves to refills, and you can keep the party going. To make things even easier, the lemon basil syrup can be made the day before.

Lemonade cocktail recipe

Ingredients:

  • 8 lemons
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 sprigs basil
  • 16 oz gin (optional)
  • 16 oz plain sparkling water 
  • Cucumber slices (for garnishing)

Directions:

Make the lemon sugar: Wash and dry the fresh produce. Using a sharp vegetable peeler or a paring knife, peel the rind off the lemon to get long pieces of peel. In a small bowl, combine the lemon peel and sugar. Using a muddler, wooden spoon, or your hands, smash the peels and sugar together until some of the oils release and the sugar becomes fragrant. Cover and let stand for 3 hours or place in the refrigerator overnight. 

Make the lemon-basil syrup: In a small pot, combine the lemon peel and sugar mixture with 1 cup of water. Heat to boiling on medium high. Cook, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes, or until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is hot. Turn off the heat. Add the sprigs of basil and stir to combine. Let stand until the mixture has cooled to room temperature. Strain the liquid into a bowl, discarding the lemon peel and basil sprigs. Juice the lemons, discarding any seeds. Add the lemon juice to the bowl of strained syrup and stir to combine. Transfer the mixture to a pitcher. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 

Prepare the cocktail: To the pitcher of lemon-basil syrup, add the gin, if using. Stir to combine. Add the sparkling water and stir once more. To serve, fill collins glasses with ice and pour in cocktail from the pitcher. Garnish with cucumber slices. Enjoy!

basil lemonade cocktail at lobster dinner
Serve a lemonade cocktail with your lobster feast

For an easy summer gathering, serve this lemonade cocktail with our first ever lobster box.

Decorate Your Table with Origami Lobster

The food is delicious, the wine is chilled, and the guests are on their way. It’s time to set the table! If you’re hosting a dinner party, why not give the place settings the same love that you gave to all the other details? Sometimes it’s the tiny extras that make a night memorable. 

origami lobster place setting
Origami lobster place setting

This summer, we’re obsessed with lobster rolls. Our lobster box makes preparing a feast easy. For extra fun, try decking out your table with these festive origami lobster. 

If you’ve ever made a paper crane, this design will be easy. Just fold neatly, have confidence, and follow the steps below. 

origami lobster step 1

1. Start with a square sheet of paper. If you’re using origami paper, the colored side should face down. 

origami lobster step 2

2. Fold the paper in half to form a triangle. Press down on the fold to form a crease. 

3. Fold the two corners together to form a smaller triangle. Press down on the fold to form a crease. 

4. With the folded edge facing to the right, lift the top half of the triangle, open it, and press it flat, as shown. 

5. Repeat on the other side. The paper should now look like a square.

6. Position your new square on the table so that the folded corner is facing up. Take the right hand corner and fold it so that the edge of the paper is aligned vertically with the center. Make a crease and unfold. Repeat with the left hand corner.

7.  Take the top corner and fold it down to the center point to form a crease. Unfold.

8. Flip the square over, and repeat step 6 on the other side. 

9. Lift up a flap from the bottom corner. Press the flap open and flatten it. It should fold along the creased lines that you formed in steps 7 and 8. 

10. Repeat step 9 on the other sign. The paper should now be shaped like a thin diamond. 

turn folds of origami lobster

11. Take the right hand corner and open it like you’re turning the page of a book. Repeat this process on the other side. The paper will now resemble a kite with two arms at the top. 

origami lobster arm

12. To form the claws of the lobster, grab one of the arms at the top. Fold the tip of the arm behind and out to the side, so that it forms a 90º angle with the centerline. Repeat with the other arm. 

origami lobster claw

13. To form the pinchers, take the tip of the arm again. Fold the tip directly up and press down to flatten, as shown above. 

folding origami lobster

14. Fold the long edges of the torso back, and tuck them inside of the body to form a thinner kite shape. 

15. To form the shell of the lobster, lift up the bottom flap of the body. Fold pleats into the body to resemble the ridges of a lobster shell. Press down to crease, and unfold. 

cut the origami lobster

16. Flip the lobster over, and use scissors to cut the back flap only. Cut up to the center of the torso. 

create origami lobster legs

17. Fold the two newly formed flaps outward to create the bottom legs of the lobster. They should be at a 90º angle with the body. 

origami lobster legs

18. Flip the lobster over again. Fold the tip of the bottom legs behind the paper so that they point directly up. 

completed origami lobster

20. Use a sharpie to add eyes to your completed origami lobster, if you wish. 

Create one origami lobster to set on each plate, or scatter them across the table for a festive touch.

Four Ways to Dress up Your Hot Dog for an Over-the-Top Fourth

loaded hot dogs
festive, loaded hot dogs

Nothing says summer like a hot dog. Whether you’re grilling dogs outside, or boiling them up in the kitchen, a loaded hot dog is the perfect way to kick off any celebration. While a simple preparation is delicious, the right toppings can transform a hot dog from a nostalgic childhood favorite into a full-blown gourmet meal. Try these preparations to add a little something special. All of our dressed up dogs start with all-beef frankfurters—these sausages are the traditional base for many styles, but feel free to improvise with your favorite brand.

Chicago-style hot dog

A Chicago-style hot dog is a classic street food in the windy city. The classic Chicago dog is topped with sweet pickle relish, tomato, sweet onion, a dill pickle spear, pickled peppers, and mustard. Traditionally, ketchup is not included on a Chicago dog, and some locals consider it taboo. Many versions are served on a poppy seed bun.

New York-style hot dog

To keep things simple, try a New York hotdog-cart-inspired dog. We’ve topped our version with sauerkraut, mustard, and ketchup for a sweet and tangy bite.

Chili cheese dog

Chili cheese dogs originated in Pennsylvania, with deep roots in Scranton, Philadelphia, and western New York. These decadent dogs should be topped with a traditional meat chili (no beans!), shredded cheese, and chopped white onions.

Kimchi dog

For an international take, try a loaded hot dog topped with kimchi. This Korean-fermented cabbage will bring the same briny kick you get from sauerkraut, along with a little spice and additional complexity. If you like a little something, this is the dog for you. Our version is topped with Kimchi, shredded cabbage, and sriracha mayo.

Looking for a summery dessert to fill up your plate? Try this no-fuss strawberry crostata.

Celebrate Summer with our First-Ever Lobster Rolls

Everything you need for a seasonal celebration is now available through Blue Apron.  

This special spread is designed to embody the spirit of summer—it’s effortless, indulgent, and fun! Whether hosting friends or making family dinner, you’ll be delighted by how easy it can be to prepare a memorable feast.

Our first-ever lobster box features traditional Maine-style lobster rolls and plenty of sides to fill out the table. Each box includes these recipes.

  • Lobster Rolls with Lemon & Chives
  • Creamy Potato Salad with Capers & Pickled Peppers
  • Corn on the Cob with Garlic & Herb Butter
  • Green Salad with Feta, Tomatoes & Radishes

To take your meal to the next level, we’re also including a few extras. Play lobster trivia with your friends or family, and use our bonus included recipe to create the perfect summer lemonade cocktail. 

The limited-time Summer Lobster Box is available to ship starting the week of June 27 through August 29 (or while supplies last), and can be ordered through Blue Apron’s website and mobile app, as well as the Market with no subscription required.

Explore the Galaxy with Blue Apron

Blue Apron is teaming up with Disney & Pixar to celebrate their all-new movie Lightyear, in theaters June 17th. We’re bringing you more ways than ever to unlock a world of flavor and excitement.

A Blue Apron box holds more than just your next great meal—it’s also a ticket to outer space. Follow these instructions to use the box, bubble liner, and a few household items to create a DIY spacesuit costume for any
little ones who love adventure. Now you can go To Infinity and Beyond any night of the week!

Click here to download the complete instructions.

The Blue Apron box is not intended for use by children and should only be used by children under the supervision of an adult.

What Does ‘Healthy’ Mean to You?

This post was written by Heather Sachs. Heather is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition. She has more than 15 years of experience combining her knowledge in food, nutrition, and regulatory affairs as well as translating science into impactful brand communication. Heather is currently Blue Apron’s Director of Regulatory Affairs. 

The term ‘healthy’ is all over the internet. You probably encounter the word every day in headlines, on social media, and as part of a product’s marketing, but when was the last time you stopped to think about what it really means? Healthy has always been an important term with regard to nutrition and wellness, but when used in product marketing, it has a specific meaning that may surprise you.  

Healthy, as defined by FDA, is a nutrient content claim (NCC). An NCC characterizes the level of nutrients in a food. For example, if a product is labeled low sodium, it must contain less than 140 mg of sodium per serving. Specifically, to be able to call a meal or main dish healthy, it must be low fat (less than 3g per 100 grams, and not more than 30% of calories from fat), low in saturated fat (less than 1g per 100 grams and not more than 10% calories from saturated fat), have fewer than 600 mg sodium, contain fewer than 90 mg cholesterol, and contain at least 10% DV of either Vitamin A, C, Iron or Calcium.  That’s a lot of meaning packed into a little word!

The science used to develop the original FDA definition of healthy is now outdated. The old definition considers total fat rather than the type of fat, which we now understand is more important to a healthy diet. The old definition prevented foods like salmon or nuts, which did not meet the definition of low fat, from calling themselves healthy. It did, however, allow a sugar-sweetened beverage or candy item with 0g of fat and a good source of vitamin C to be labeled as healthy.

This definition was challenged by industry in 2016. The FDA later issued interim guidance that disregarded the existing definition’s low-fat requirement, so long as 51% of the product’s fat came from poly and monounsaturated fats. It also added Vitamin D and potassium to the list of positive nutrients that needed to be present in at least 10% DV (one must be present to meet the definition). The industry has been long awaiting a final definition for the term healthy from FDA. An updated definition may arrive this year, along with a new symbol to represent it. 

The regulatory definition of the term is complicated, but what does healthy actually mean to you?  

Many people strive to follow a healthy diet. Depending on your lifestyle, healthy eating can look pretty different. You don’t have to follow an entirely organic, plant-based, and local style to feel like you’re making healthy choices. 

Life is crazy, but healthy eating can be fun and enjoyable. Maybe some days you eat locally, while on busier days you rely on pre-prepared foods. Whether it’s takeout, cooking a meal from scratch, or cooking semi-prepped ingredients, the foods that we eat are an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. 

It’s also important to consider mental health. For busy working parents, saving time by having a Blue Apron Wellness box delivered each week can free up time to spend with your family, and will deliver fresh produce straight to your door.

Healthy may have a strict regulatory definition, but that’s not necessarily the way we live our lives. It’s helpful to understand how the term is used in marketing, but it’s equally important to create your own definition of healthy for yourself and your family. 

3 Tips for Maintaining Your Cast Iron Skillet

Perhaps no piece of cookware is more iconic—or dependable—than the cast iron pan. This tried-and-true workhorse is beloved for its durability and versatility; you can fry, grill, sauté, braise or bake in it. Best of all, with proper care, cast iron actually improves with use. Below, we break down how to maintain it.

How to clean a cast iron skillet

After use, wipe your skillet clean, then rinse under hot running water. Scrub off stuck-on debris with salt and a damp towel. Contrary to popular belief, it’s fine to use a little soap on a well-seasoned cast iron skillet. The seasoning on a cast iron pan is polymerized oil, which won’t be broken down by a few suds.

Should you dry a cast iron skillet?

Yes. Immediately and thoroughly dry your pan with a towel. Leaving the pan damp or leaving it in water in it can lead to rusting.

*If your pan rusts, not all is lost! To bring a rusted pan back to life, bake at 450ºF for about an hour, then remove from the oven and carefully rub with oil and a paper towel to loosen and wipe out the rust. Scrub out any remaining rust with salt, then rinse, dry and carefully rub with an oiled paper towel.

How to season a cast iron pan

Use a paper towel to evenly coat the inside of the pan with a small amount of vegetable or canola oil. Use enough oil to give the inside of the pan a nice sheen, but not so much that it feels sticky. Heat the pan gently in the oven or over the stove top, just until is starts to lightly smoke. Let it cool, and put it away until next time.

If you won’t be using your cast iron pan for a while, it’s important to heat the pan to help the oil form a protective seal with the iron. Place the pan on the stovetop and heat on high for a few minutes, until hot and the oil starts to smoke lightly. Remove from heat; when cool enough to handle, carefully wipe out the pan with a dry rag. Let cool completely before storing.

Pick up a cast iron pan of your very own at the Blue Apron Marketplace.

Blue Apron is Carbon Neutral

As of March 31, 2022, Blue Apron is carbon neutral. Kelly Burton, Blue Apron’s Head of Sustainability and Social Impact, is here to answer your questions. Learn more about this initiative, what it means for Blue Apron, and why it’s so important. 

Kelly Burton is Blue Apron’s Head of Sustainability and Social Impact. Before joining Blue Apron in January 2022, Kelly served as the Chief Sustainability Officer of Material Exchange AB, a Swedish-based tech start-up co-developed by the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) and the Footwear Distributors and Retailers Association (FDRA), where she developed and executed the strategic roadmap aligning with ESG, SDG, investor, and value chain commitments. Her favorite meals always include roasted vegetables—the more like the rainbow, the better! Favorite Blue Apron add-on? Breakfast of course!  

Blue Apron: What does it mean for a company to be carbon neutral?

Kelly: Carbon neutrality means that a company has found a balance between what they emit in greenhouse gasses and solutions to offset those emissions. 

How did Blue Apron begin this process?

We made a commitment in September 2021 that we would be carbon neutral by the end of Q1 2022 through the purchase of carbon offsets. We conducted a carbon footprint analysis of the company for the very first time. That meant taking measurements of Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 emissions in 2021, as defined by the GHG Protocol. Scope 1 is everything that’s owned and operated—such as our business offices and fulfillment centers. Scope 2 looks deeper into the sources of energy that we use when it comes to keeping the lights on. Scope 3 covers the most material emissions from all the goods and services that we need to purchase and deliver meal kits. This was a heavy lift that included working with our Procurement team, our Facilities teams, and several others who were able to pull together the data. 

We also worked with an external consultant* to help us map out our carbon footprint, and once that was done, it was estimated that we emitted 124,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent for 2021. That meant that in order to be carbon neutral based on this footprint, we had to purchase offsets to equal the 124,000 metric tons.

What is a carbon offset?

A carbon offset is anything that works to reduce or remove emissions of carbon dioxide or equivalents from the atmosphere. These projects can take several forms. They can come in the form of soil carbon farming; there are programs in the US that support farmers to use mechanisms that pull down carbon rather than release it from the soil. It also could mean forest conservation projects, or creating projects to deliver greener energy, like building a dam or creating a solar farm. The market for offsets is expansive, and it includes a lot of different options. 

Why are we using offsets?

Until we get to a place where people, organizations, and countries can be net zero, which means that all carbon emissions are balanced by removal of carbon from the atmosphere, we’re always going to need offsets. I like offsets because they are creating investments and opportunities to pull down or sequester carbon in innovative ways. Some of the challenges and critiques about offsets are that they allow companies and individuals to continue with business as usual. To move beyond this, and to make meaningful change, everyone needs to find ways to reduce emissions.

We’ve used this opportunity to get a sense of where our emissions lie in Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 categories. This year, we’ll work to find ways to reduce our emissions.

Why is this initiative important to Blue Apron?

When Blue Apron was started almost 10 years ago, it was with the vision to streamline the path that food takes from farms to homes. Blue Apron has always been focused on bringing good, wholesome food to customers in a way that is mindful of our environmental impact. If you look at emission sources, food waste is a significant emitter when it comes to the climate crisis. A study from the University of Michigan reinforced that meal kits really do help to reduce food waste. With the help of our internal food donation strategies, the carbon footprint analysis calculated that waste only accounted for approximately 1% of our total corporate emissions, but there’s more we can do. Maintaining carbon neutrality makes us wrap our arms around all the emissions that it takes to bring a box to a customer. That includes the logistics, the packaging, and everything else. This carbon neutral announcement marks the continuation of our journey. We’ve created a business model that values reducing food waste at its core; we’ve committed to recyclable, reusable, or compostable meal kit packaging by 2025; and now we’ve added carbon neutrality for this year to ease the concern about environmental impact for our consumer. 

What did it mean to you to lead this initiative? 

The advantage of having your meal kit company be carbon neutral makes me excited, and I am so grateful for the work the Blue Apron team did to make this go from concept to reality in less than 5 months. It’s not enough to make good products. It is incumbent upon companies to take responsibility for their environmental impact, and Blue Apron is on our way to doing that.

What is unique about Blue Apron’s approach to Carbon Neutrality? 

We’re taking responsibility for our impacts; both direct and indirect, and that sets us apart from our competitors. Some companies address only direct emissions from their owned and operated facilities—but we know a meal kit has a bigger footprint than that. By excluding Scope 3 in a carbon footprint, a company is not really addressing the whole problem. I’m extremely proud that we have included Scope 3 because it gives us the tools to find solutions and organic ways of reduction. We’re continuing to find ways to create dietary and planetary wellness for our customers.

What was the most difficult part of achieving this goal?

Anybody who’s tried to do a carbon footprint analysis knows that compiling the data is challenging, especially because the data lives within different departments, like logistics or accounting. Completing this footprint allowed us to start to centralize the data so that we can track it and find ways to reduce it over time. The carbon footprinting and data gathering is definitely the biggest challenge in the beginning. Now, the real challenge begins. Next, we hope to find ways to reduce emissions. I’m super excited that the team that we’ve assembled is ready for that challenge, and we plan on more good news to come.

Now that this initiative has launched, what’s next for Blue Apron?

We have an opportunity now to figure out what to do with this data and how to reduce our emissions across the organization. This year, we intend to plan how to centralize the data, and how to use the carbon emissions data in our decision-making process. Once we do that, I think we’ll have a better sense of where we can find reductions, where we can improve the product, and how to improve our impact numbers for years to come.

Want to find out how you compare? Calculate your carbon footprint at carbonfootprint.com to find out how you’re doing.

*Carbon footprint assessment conducted by an outside party that may be deemed to be an affiliate of the company.

Forward Looking Statements

This post includes statements concerning Blue Apron Holdings, Inc. and its future expectations, plans and prospects, including its environmental, sustainability and governance goals,  that constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For this purpose, any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “may,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “forecasts,” “anticipates,” “could,” “intends,” “target,” “projects,” “contemplates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” or “continue,” or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions. The company has based these forward-looking statements largely on its current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that it believes may affect its business, financial condition and results of operations. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this post and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions including, without limitation, the company’s ability, including the timing and extent, to achieve and set its environmental, sustainability and corporate governance goals , on its anticipated timeframe or at all and other risks more fully described in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 filed with the SEC on February 25, 2022, and in other filings that the company may make with the SEC in the future. The company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this post as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

9 WW Recommended Recipes We Love 

If you spot the WW logo next to a Blue Apron recipe, get excited! These recipes are designed with your WW goals in mind. Our WW recommended dishes factor in calories, sugar, saturated fats, and protein to help guide you toward nutritious foods—while still keeping dinner satisfying and delicious. PersonalPoints™ are assigned to recipes on an “as packaged” basis. 

Try some of our favorite WW Recommended recipes to fill your week with nutritious meals, and check the Blue Apron menu for new meals added every week. 

Blue Apron x WW recipes

Tomatillo Chicken & Brown Rice Bowls with Roasted Shishito Peppers & Orange Salsa

ww recommended chicken bowl

These vibrant bowls feature our citrusy tomatillo-poblano sauce in two ways: half is used to coat bites of chicken as they sear in the pan, while the rest is whisked together with sour cream for a cooling drizzle on top. It’s all served over a base of hearty brown rice studded with sweet golden raisins and crunchy toasted pepitas.

Greek Farro Salad with Chickpeas, Tzatziki & Feta

ww recommended farro bowl

We’re serving this hearty chickpea and vegetable salad topped with an irresistibly creamy layer of tzatziki, or Greek cucumber-yogurt sauce. A duo of marinated bell pepper and tomatoes, plus crumbly feta cheese, add a bevy of vibrant flavors to the nutty farro served underneath.

Hot Honey Butter-Glazed Pork with Mashed Potatoes

honey pork chop

To accompany our irresistibly spicy-sweet glazed pork, we’re whipping up a vibrant side of tomatoes and snap peas sautéed with just a touch of garlic and olive oil. An additional side of smooth mashed potatoes completes the dish on a hearty note and helps to soak up the flavorful glaze.

General Tso’s-Style Tofu with Snap Peas & White Rice

For a quick, crowd-pleasing variation on a takeout favorite, bites of hearty tofu and tender vegetables come together in a sweet and spicy sauce made from honey, hoisin, sambal oelek, and more.

Seared Chicken & Kale Salad with Pear & Sesame-Dijon Dressing

The star of this wholesome salad is the rich, savory dressing (made with tahini, dijon mustard, parmesan, and more) that brings together tender kale, sweet pear, and roasted carrots—all topped with seared chicken and crunchy sesame seeds.

Turkey & Feta Meatballs with Vegetable Farro & Labneh

Here, meatballs get a tangy, salty lift from crumbly feta cheese mixed right into the turkey. You’ll serve them over a bed of nutty farro with olives and vegetables and top it all off with a touch of creamy labneh.

Roasted Paneer & Vegetables with Brown Rice, Arugula & Creamy Cilantro Sauce

This hearty vegetarian dish showcases paneer—a type of firm, fresh cheese that holds up against heat—marinated in a creamy, shawarma-spiced yogurt, then roasted until beautifully golden brown. We’re serving it over a bountiful mix of brown rice, roasted tomatoes, onion, and carrots, and fresh arugula, then topping it all with a drizzle of cilantro sauce.

Tahini-Dressed Chicken & Kale with Pickled Peppers & Roasted Sweet Potato

To bring together seared chicken and a hearty bed of kale and sweet potato, we’re topping it all with an irresistibly rich and creamy dressing of tahini, soy sauce, mayo, fresh lemon juice, and punchy garlic paste.

Tilapia & Creamy Romesco Sauce with Barley, Tomatoes & Brussels Sprouts

In this dish, flaky tilapia fillets are seared with a coating of earthy oregano, then served over a bed of barley tossed with brussels sprouts and juicy, blistered tomatoes. It’s all topped with a mix of creamy fromage blanc and bold romesco sauce (made with almonds, roasted red peppers, garlic, and more).

Seared Chicken & Spiced Vegetable Salad with Savory Ranch Dressing

The star of this dish is our togarashi seasoning—a vibrant blend that highlights paprika, poppy seeds, dried orange peel, and more—which lends bold flavor to the medley of zucchini, carrots, and cabbage we’re serving underneath juicy seared chicken. We’re bringing it all together with a bright, savory mix of citrusy ponzu and creamy ranch dressing.

Garlic-Ginger Turkey Meatballs over Sweet Potato & Apple Curry

Here, aromatic turkey meatballs find sweet and savory complement from the vibrant curry served underneath, which features sweet potato, bok choy, and grated apple cooked with soy sauce and spicy yellow curry paste.

Check the Blue Apron menu for new WW Recommended meals added every week. 

Save Time and Space with the Panasonic 4-in-1 Multi-Oven

space-saving panasonic multi-oven

Whether you live in a small apartment or a roomy house, kitchen counters tend to fill up. That’s why we love space-saving multi-tasking kitchen tools.

The Panasonic 4-in-1 Multi-Oven might look like a microwave at first glance, and it is, but it’s also a whole lot more. 

This multi-oven’s features include: a Convection Oven, an Air Fryer, an Inverter Microwave, and a FlashXpress Broiler. With combination cooking, you can achieve the textures and flavors your microwave has always been missing–perfectly cooked insides and brown, crispy outsides. This appliance is already doing a lot, but on top of those main features it includes simple settings that make cooking and reheating a breeze. Use the keep warm function to keep your sides hot while you finish cooking a main dish, or try turbo defrost or 1-Touch Sensor Reheat to bring life back to leftovers. 

In addition to saving space, this multi-oven saves time. It’s high-powered, and doesn’t require any time to preheat. Have you ever made it halfway through a recipe before realizing you forgot to preheat the oven? Say goodbye to that frustration forever. 

The Panasonic 4-in-1 Multi-Oven also includes a silent mode for those times that you want to heat up a snack without waking up the family. 

Order a Panasonic 4-in-1 Multi-Oven for your home at the Blue Apron Marketplace, and follow this post to learn how a multi-oven can help you prepare your favorite Blue Apron dinners.

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Try using your Panasonic 4-in-1 Multi-Oven to save time in this recipe for Mafalda Pasta & Roasted Broccoli by skipping the preheating step. Just use the convection bake oven function to roast the broccoli for 14-16 minutes at 425°F.

Use the air fry function to make the crispy prosciutto for these Crispy Prosciutto Lettuce Cups with Sambal Mayo & Pepper Rice. Using the included air fryer basket, lay out whole pieces of prosciutto in an even layer and air fry for 6 minutes or until crispy.

The air fry function will make perfect crispy potatoes and free up the oven when you’re making this Gochujang Beyond Burger™ with Scallion Jam & Roasted Potatoes. To use, just place the potato wedges in the fry basket and cook on the air fry setting for 25 minutes.

Save oven space by using the Panasonic 4-in-1 Multi-Oven to make this Pork Sausage & Beef Ragú Pasta Bake. Use the bake setting to bake the pasta at 400°F for 9 to 11 minutes. Finish the dish by using the broiler setting for 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden brown. 

For these Cheesy Balsamic Onion Crostini, you can use the bake setting to create a quick appetizer. Bake the crostini at 400°F for 7 to 9 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. 

Use the microwave setting to warm and soften your tortillas for these tasty Chorizo Tacos. Just cover with a damp paper towel and microwave tortillas for 30 seconds.

For the Steaks and Black Bean-Butter Sauce, you can use the convection oven setting to roast the vegetables at 425°F. Follow the timing instructions on your recipe card.

You can use the air fryer setting to make the croutons for the Smoky Steaks & Romesco Panzanella. Just season the diced bread with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat and air fry for 10 minutes.