21 vegetarian recipes for students - cheap, healthy and easy! | hurrythefoodup.com
Add to Collection
Print Pin
5 from 2 votes

21 Vegetarian Recipes for Students – cheap, healthy and easy!

cheap, healthy, easy, vegetarian or vegan
Course Mains, Salads
Cuisine Asian, Vegan
Time 15 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 660kcal
Author Hurry The Food Up


  • 5 oz pasta
  • 1 small salad mix (lettuce, red cabbage, purple kale, carrot all go great)
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (or honey if that's fine with you)
  • 2 tbsp vinegar (malt or white are fine)
  • ½ thumb ginger, fresh (chopped or grated, dried is fine too)
  • 1 clove garlic (chopped, dried is fine too)
  • 1 small dash water
  • 1 small handful peanuts (roasted)


  • a few sprigs cilantro/coriander, fresh (for garnish)
  • 1 lime (for garnish)


  • Get the pasta cooking away.
  • Rinse, then chop or rip the salad, peel and grate the carrots and chuck in large bowl.
  • Mix the peanut butter, soy sauce, honey and vinegar together well in a small bowl.
  • Add the ginger and garlic.
  • Add a spot of water to thin the sauce (just a little!) and stir well.
  • Roughly chop the peanuts. Then roast them on medium heat until lightly brown. No oil necessary!
  • Drain the pasta and throw in with salad.
  • Add the sauce, mix up and voilà! Serve with lime and coriander/cilantro.



Try out different salad combos - and remove the pasta for a lower calorie version!
Recipe adapted from Cookie and Kate. Thanks Kate :-)


Serving: 359g | Calories: 660kcal | Carbohydrates: 104g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2.8g | Sodium: 686mg | Potassium: 485mg | Fiber: 15.4g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 4500IU | Vitamin C: 29.7mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 7.7mg