If you are looking for a delicious way to learn how to cook, or to expand the foods you eat every evening, then Purple Carrot, the meal and snack subscription service is what you need.
The delicious ingredients you receive can be made into one of their recipes. There is everything from a Punjabi Kadhi and a sweet potato flatbread, to a tofu peanut stir-fry and loaded cauliflower steaks.
And yes, as you can see, it is all suitable for those on a meat-free (and often dairy free) diet.
In this article we shall take a look at 28 easy purple carrot recipes you will want to try. So, without further ado, let’s get to it!
1. Sweet Potato Flatbread
This sweet potato flatbread recipe only takes 30 minutes to create, and makes a delicious lunch or easy dinner.
It is high in protein and low in calories too, making this a light meal overall.
2. Autumn Crunch Salad
If you love your salads all year round, then this tasty autumn salad will be right up your street. It includes the sweetness of red grapes and the crunch of cashew nuts.
It basically looks like fall but in a bowl.
3. Punjabi Kadhi
The Punjabi kadhi recipe is a wonderful vegetarian dish, however, this vegan version is super delicious and quick to make.
The sweetness of the mango chutney pairs well with the spinach dumplings. You will be wanting seconds.
4. Japanese Yam Fries
Who does not love a handful of fries with their meal? If you want to feel like you are eating a cheeky takeout (but you are not, obviously), then you will love these delicious Japanese yam fries.
For a blast of heat, wasabi is added as a dipping sauce for that authentic Japanese touch. You can substitute this for something else if you would prefer.
5. Lemon Pepper Tofu
As you will gather by now, Purple Carrot likes to share recipes that take less than 40 minutes to create.
This lemon pepper tofu makes a wonderful light summer dish. It is really healthy too, with a low amount of calories but high in protein.
6. Stir-fried Miso Ramen
This delicious stir-fried miso ramen includes a tang of kimchi. It can be eaten as an easy-to-make dinner that looks very impressive.
However, it does include quite a lot of ingredients. All natural and included in the box – phew!
7. Vibrant Veggie Burger
Just because you are vegan does not mean you can’t enjoy a burger. It also does not mean you have to eat the bun.
This tasty veggie alternative includes putting it with a kale and beet salad.
8. Nashville Hot Fried Tofu Sandwiches
If you are homesick for Nashville, or just grew up on these bad boys, then you will love the Nashville hot fried tofu sandwiches.
The recipe includes making the creamy cabbage and pear slaw.
9. Tomato Farro Risotto
Whether it is date night or you want to make something that looks great, then this recipe is what you need to go for.
The tofu acts as feta, while the farro and tomatoes make up the risotto. Delicious!
10. Summer Nourish Bowls
During the summer we all like to up our game when it comes to being healthy. This tasty summer nourish bowl is perfect for that.
It includes sweet potato, tomatoes, green beans and even sunflower seeds – among so much more.
11. Chili Mac
Who says a vegan can’t eat mac ‘n’ cheese? This dairy free version goes one step further by adding heat using Jalapeños along with red beans.
It also only takes 25 minutes to cook in the oven.
12. Caprese Mac ‘N’ Cheese
Speaking of mac ‘n’ cheese, if you do not want something as hot, then this recipe will suit you much better.
It includes using sun-dried tomatoes and adding breadcrumbs. It feels very comforting to eat too.
13. Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos
Tacos are often enjoyed by those who eat meat, but this vegan friendly version will even convert those who enjoy regular tacos.
Using a caramelized pineapple sauce and a chipotle ranch, there is still some spice but with added sweetness.
14. Tofu Peanut Stir-Fry
Who doesn’t love a stir fry? This light lunch (or even a quick dinner) will be your go-to. It is really healthy as it includes broccoli and grains.
It does have a spice to it with the use of a chile, but you could remove this.
15. One Pot Chile Pie
This one pot chili pie is great to eat on those colder evenings because it is so warming with the use of Jalapeños.
It does take slightly longer at 45 minutes compared to other recipes, but it is well worth it.
16. Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese
Do you get those days where you crave grilled cheese sandwiches? Well you are not alone! Fortunately, as a vegan you can still eat them.
This recipe uses vegan cheese instead, plus a few extras such as Jalapeños, a potato and oregano.
17. Harissa Roasted Eggplant
This delicious recipe is great to eat during the warmer months. The roasted eggplant teams up nicely with the butter beans and sweet tomatoes.
It also makes a really nice light dinner for those days when you want something tasty but not too heavy.
18. Mango Glazed Brussels And Chickpeas
Another fall favorite, the mango glazed brussels with chickpeas recipe. It has a sweet flavor that is cut through by the chickpeas.
You will be wanting seconds of this meal, as it is so delicious. It also is very high in protein too!
19. Thai Tempeh Khao Soi
If you want to create a simple Thai dish, then this recipe will interest you. It includes rice noodles along with swiss chard, red curry paste, and Tofurky tempeh.
There is no doubt you will be wanting to make this delicious recipe again!
20. Stuffed Peppers
If you are looking for a simple starter, then stuffed peppers are always a good go-to. Try it with avocado and a tomato crema.
21. Black Bean Burger
For those wanting to make a tasty vegan alternative to a meat burger, then listen up. You will love this black bean burger.
Alongside it are glazed onions and a spicy salad. You can add whatever burger bun you like.
22. Romesco Grain Bowls
For a super healthy dish, this romesco grain bowl is a must-have recipe. It includes tasty mushrooms and butter beans along with sweet red peppers.
23. Loaded Cauliflower Steaks
Whether you love cauliflower or not, these loaded steaks are going to be a firm favorite. They will taste like you have never experienced before.
The cauliflower is topped with coconut ‘bacon’ and chives too. Yummy!
24. Sri Lankan Beet Curry
This Sri Lanken beet curry includes roasted carrots and a coconut peanut sambal. Unless you add the Fresno chili, it isn’t too hot.
It only takes 35 minutes to cook and includes less than 600 calories.
25. Plantain Fritters
For those who have never known what to do with plantain, well here is a recipe to try.
The plantain fritters are teamed up with a balck bean salad and a wonderful chili seasoning. It has a nice hint of heat without being overbearing.
26. Summer Gazpacho
There is nothing like a gazpacho in the summertime. Not only is it super tasty, but it is cooling too.
This recipe includes using sweet peppers, a zucchini and Yuko Gold potatoes.
27. White Lentil Risotto
If you want to make a ‘proper’ risotto with rice, then this recipe is it. Using walnuts, currants and miso paste, this risotto recipe will be your number 1.
Add some broccoli stems to the dish for extra fiber.
28. Smoky Two Bean Chili
Whether you have your friends around or you are looking for something fun to eat, this smoky two bean chili bowl with tortilla chips is a go-to.
Nobody will even question that it is completely vegan either.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is In A Purple Carrot Box?
When you receive a Purple Carrot box, there will be the ingredients that you need to prepare for 8 dinners that week (you do the math), as well as 2 lunches and 2 breakfasts. Along with this you get a recipe card to follow.
How Will The Purple Carrot Subscription Box Work?
You sign up to receive a Purple Carrot delivery box every week. While daunting, you can skip weeks, and you do not get charged for those boxes either. This means you can go on vacation and not receive a box.
Is Purple Carrot Vegan?
The Purple Carrot weekly food subscription service is fully vegan. Any recipe that includes dairy products has been substituted for vegan alternatives.
And there you have it: 28 delicious Purple Carrot recipes to try. If you are someone who does not eat meat (or even dairy), then it is easy to fall into a trap of bland or same-y food.
Fortunately, Purple Carrot has lots of tasty and inventive ways to create wonderful meat free dishes without it being complicated!
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