If your schedule is jammed with classes, parties, charity events, yoga lessons and more classes, you’ll welcome these 5 dorm room friendly recipes. Even if you don’t live in a dorm room, even if you don’t have a hectic life, go ahead and give them a try. They will help you save the money that you’d spend ordering junk food. Turn to these healthier suggestions that are quick to make, don’t require too many ingredients and are ideal for small kitchens. Ready to get popular in your dorm? Spoiler alert: these recipes might get you so many new friends you really won’t have time for anything else. Grab your apron and let’s get started.
1. Super Easy Hummus
We all love it. It’s savoury, spreadable and packed with nutrients. If you’ve been buying the canned version of this delicious food, now you won’t have any more excuses for not making your own. All you need is a blender. Add all your ingredients: one can of garbanzo beans (don’t throw away the liquid), the juice of a lemon, one tablespoon of olive oil, one clove of garlic, half a teaspoon of salt, half a teaspoon of ground cumin and two drops of sesame oil. Use the liquid from the garbanzo beans to achieve the consistency you like. And presto! You have fresh homemade hummus that you can use as a side dish or add to your sandwiches.
2. Thai Peanut Stir Fry Sauce
This may sound fancy and complicated, but in reality it’s very easy to make. Start by combining two tablespoons of red wine vinegar, two tablespoons of soy sauce, two tablespoons of peanut butter, one tablespoon of brown sugar, one teaspoon of garlic powder, some ground ginger and a bit of cayenne pepper in a pan on medium heat. The sauce is ready when the sugar has melted. Add it on top of salads, rice and everything else for a touch of flavour.
3. French Toast in a Cup
This yummy dessert will be ready in ten minutes. To begin with, melt one tablespoon of butter in your microwave for thirty seconds. Make sure all the mug’s sides are covered in butter and then add one fourth of a cup of milk, one beaten egg, half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon, as much sugar and vanilla extract as you want and two slices of bread that you’ve cut into cubes. After ninety seconds in the microwave, this will taste like heaven and everyone will want to have a bite.
4. Spicy Tuna Fish Sandwich
If you love tuna, you won’t get enough of this quick recipe. You’ll need one can of drained tuna to mix with one fourth of a cup of cheddar cheese, a few slices of jalapeno, two tablespoons of mayonnaise, one tablespoon of pickle relish, one tablespoon of lemon juice and pepper to taste. Spread your mixture on toast or crackers of your choice. Bon appetite!
To end our list of quick recipes, here’s the healthiest option of them all: guacamole. If you don’t like avocado, or if you’ve never tried it before, this recipe will make you fall in love with it. Choose three ripe avocados, peel them and mash the pulp with the juice of one lime and sprinkle salt to taste. Add one cup of diced onion, fresh chopped cilantro, two ripe diced tomatoes and one teaspoon of minced garlic. It’s up to you, but for even more flavor we recommend also adding a pinch of ground cayenne pepper. If you can wait, leave the guacamole in the fridge for one hour. If you’ve had a long day, go ahead and dig in.