Delicious food and recipes from Gousto – A review

Gousto is a company that let you pick ingredients and recipes for delicious meals directly to your door. The concept is a very simple one. You go onto the Gousto website, pick the dishes you would like to cook, pick the date you’d like the ingredients delivered and checkout with the whatever you have placed in your basket. You then sit back and wait for the ingredients and recipe cards to be delivered to your door and off you go.

We were lucky enough to review 3 meals not long ago and we opted for 3 vegetarian dishes; Courgette pasta, beetroot risotto and a black bean curry. As you can see the dishes are varied and the menu ranges from very simple classic dishes to more complex recipes for the more adventurous diners. There are 10 choices to choose from and I’ve noticed these do change every so often, presumably to keep up with the seasons and provide fresh high quality ingredients at all times. The delivery came nice and neatly packed in special bags so I think, if you were out, your neighbour could easily keep it for you for a few hours.





The recipe cards included are simple to follow and take you step by step through the whole thing. There are also pictures along the way demonstrating what to do so you can’t get lost or get anything very wrong. I am not the most accurate of cooks and even I didn’t get anything hugely wrong.



A Gousto box is a great idea if you want to expand your skills a bit. I would never think to put beetroot into risotto, grated at that, but its a very nice combination and not tart at all. I also would never have thought that just courgette with pasta sheets would make a nice meal but it was so delicious I’ve made this one about 3 times after that.



A Gousto box is not something I would choose to get on a weekly basis but I do think it would make a lovely treat every so often or an excellent present for someone who may be recovering at home. Having had a baby not long ago I think it would make a lovely present for someone who’s finding it difficult to pop out for some food and needs a nice little pick me up.

We were provided with a Gousto box of ingredients and recipe cards to review. All opinions and taste testing are honest and my own.



  1. Sarah MumofThree World January 7, 2016 / 9:04 am

    This sounds like a really good idea! Being able to cook decent meals is something I dream of and this sounds like it would give me a kick up the backside to really give it a go. Like you say, it would be perfect for someone who’s just had a baby or recovering from an operation.
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  2. Claire Thomas January 8, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    I like to pick my own veg so I never do online grocery shopping. However, I like the idea of trying one or two of these box schemes to get some recipe inspiration. I love cooking but I do get stuck in a rut. That beetroot dish looks ace!

  3. Mummy Fever January 19, 2016 / 9:17 am

    I love the idea for using these for date nights in! Yummy! #triedtested

  4. Shahnaz January 19, 2016 / 9:46 am

    What a fab idea, I need more recipe ideas like this. #TriedTested

  5. Suz January 19, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    Great review! I’m always looking for new things to try out and this looks great! Thanks for sharing, I’m off to check it out! Suz x

  6. Colette B January 25, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    I’ve heard a bit about Gusto – I love the idea of inspiring you to try something new.
    Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week :)_
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  7. Zomick's April 12, 2016 / 8:56 am

    Great box, meals tasty and interesting, however it would be expensive if we did this every week. If you are short on time to shop and like really tasty food then this is a great option.
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