[Recipe] Blue Apron favorites

[Recipe] Blue Apron favorites

We’ve been loving getting packages from Blue Apron recently! Each week we get a box of ingredients and recipes for three complete meals for two. It’s been a fun ride of new and different recipes that we honestly wouldn’t try before. And it’s SO easy. Even Tom enjoys how easy it is…

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Below are some of my favorite pieces of recipes we’ve had so far!

cabbage apple slaw katekatebear

Cabbage Apple Slaw
Original recipe: Blue Apron Salmon Pastrami on Rye

  • 1 Granny smith apple
  • 1 Lemon (cut into wedges)
  • 1/4 head red cabbage
  • 2 T Olive oil
  • 1 T Honey
  • 1 T Whole grain mustard
  • S&P


  • Wash apples and cabbage. Core and chop into thin slices.
  • Squeeze one lemon wedge over apples to prevent browning.
  • In a medium bowl, combine mustard, honey and juice from two lemon wedges. Whisk in olive oil until mixed.
  • Stir in cabbage and make sure the mix coats.
  • Mix in apples. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Enjoy!


Dried Cherry Pistachio Quinoa

Original recipe: Blue Apron Pan-Seared Chicken

  • 3 T Dried cherries (chopped)
  • 3 T Pistachios (chopped)
  • 2 Garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1 Shallot (chopped)
  • 1/2 C Quinoa
  • 5 oz Spinach
  • 2 oz Feta cheese (optional)
  • S&P


  • Heat a medium pot of salted water to boiling on high
  • Once the water is boiling, add the quinoa. Cook 11 to 13 minutes, or until tender. Drain thoroughly and set aside.
  • While the quinoa cooks, add the pistachios to a large, dry pan and heat on medium for 3-5 minutes, or until the nuts are toasted and fragrant, stirring frequently.
  • Add the chopped shallot and garlic and cook for approximately 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  • Add spinach and season with salt & pepper. Cook for approximately 1-2 minutes.
  • Stir in the cherries, pistachios and quinoa.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined and heated through. Remove from heat. 
  • Garnish with feta, if you want. 🙂
  • Enjoy!

Pork Meatballs

Original recipe: Blue Apron Vietnamese Bun Cha

  • 1/2 Shallot (chopped)
  • 10 oz Ground pork
  • 1 oz Hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 Cup panko breadcrumbs
  • S&P


  • In a medium bowl, combine ground pork, breadcrumbs, shallot and the hoisin sauce. Add salt and pepper.
  • Roll mixture into 16-18 small meatballs (slightly smaller than a golf ball).
  •  In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium until hot. Add the meatballs and cook, stirring occasionally for about 6-8 minutes or until browned.
  • (Now of course this is meant to go into this dish, but I LOVED them and I feel like you could put them with anything! Roasted veggies, etc. would be a great pair!)
  • Enjoy!

blue apron beef ramen katekatebear

Beef Ramen

Original recipe: Blue Apron Beef Ramen

  • 9 oz Flank steak
  • 4 oz Choy sum (finely chopped)
  • 4 Garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 3 Scallions (sliced, white bottoms and green tops separated)
  • 2 oz Enoki mushrooms (root cut off and discarded)
  • 1 1-Inch piece ginger (chopped)
  • 3 T Beef demi-glace
  • 3 T White miso paste
  • 2 T Soy sauce
  • 1/8 C Hoisin sauce
  • 4 t Olive oil
  • 4 C Water
  • 12 oz Fresh ramen noodles


  • Heat a large pot of water to boiling on high.
  • Season the steak with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • In a medium pot, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium until hot. Cook the steak 3-4 minutes per side, or until it reaches your desired degree of doneness.
  • Transfer the steak to a plate, leaving any drippings in the pot. Let the steak rest for at least 5 minutes, loosely covering the plate with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  • To the pot with the steak drippings, add 2 teaspoons of olive oil and heat on medium until hot. Add garlic, ginger and white parts of scallion. Cook for approx 1-2 minutes.
  • Add choy sum and season with salt and pepper. Cook approx. 1-3 minutes of until soft/wilted.  
  • Increase the heat to high. Stir in the mushrooms, beef demi-glace, miso past, soy sauce and water.
  • While the soup is boiling, thinly slice the beef against (perpendicular to) the grain. Toss sliced steak with hoisin sauce until well coated.
  • To the large pot of boiling water, add the ramen noodes and cook 1-2 minutes, or until tender. Then drain noodles.
  • Add cooked noodles into the soup and remove from heat.
  • When serving, lay flank steak slices on top. Garnish with green pieces of scallions.
  • Enjoy!

Looking forward to move yummy recipes!