Best Recipes for College Students

Here are the best healthy recipes for college students for breakfast, lunch and dinner! They’re fast and easy to make in a basic kitchen: and they taste incredible.

Best recipes for college students

Hi there! Are you a college student? Or know someone who is? If you’re looking for recipes for college students: we applaud you. Alex and I met in college. But we rarely got brave enough to cook! We cook all our meals together now, but back in our college years, we had no interest. BUT! We know how hard it is to cook with limited tools and a limited budget. And limited time!

Here, we’ve put together a list of our top favorite recipes for college students. What’s the criteria for selecting each one?

  • It’s relatively fast. College students don’t have a ton of time for cooking: we’ve been there!
  • It’s easy to make in a kitchen that doesn’t have fancy tools. Each recipe below lists the tools required. *Some recipes do require a stove or oven, but some do not!
  • It’s healthy and full of good for you ingredients. You need nutrients to learn! So these meals are full of healthy ingredients to keep you studying all day long.

And now…our best recipes for college students!

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Chickpea salad sandwich | Vegetarian chicken salad sandwich | Easy lunch recipes

Dorm Room Chickpea Salad


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Description

Want an easy lunch recipe for college students? This tasty chickpea salad sandwich features a vegetarian chicken salad using chickpeas: and it can be made in a dorm room!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 15 ounce can chickpeas or 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas*
  • 1 rib celery
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (or vegan mayonnaise)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • Kosher salt & fresh ground pepper
  • For serving: bread, crackers, wrap, hummus (see below), etc

Instructions

  1. Thinly slice the celery (if it’s a large rib, cut in half lengthwise first). Thinly slice the green onions.
  2. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. In a medium bowl, smash the chickpeas with a fork.
  3. Combine the chickpeas with the chopped celery and green onions, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and celery seed. Add about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, depending on your chickpea brand and taste preferences, and fresh ground pepper to taste. Taste and salt until the flavor pops! If the salad is dry, add more mayonnaise (cooked chickpeas have a drier texture than canned).
  4. If serving as a sandwich, spread the bread with hummus (this amps it up a bit but not required). Top the sandwich with lettuce or greens and chickpea salad. Or serve with crackers or in a wrap!

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Keywords: Recipes for College Students, Dorm Room Recipes, Chickpea Salad

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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