41 Easy College Dorm Room-Friendly Vegan Recipes

41 Easy Vegan College Dorm Room Recipes, compiled by Beautiful Ingredient

41 Easy Vegan College Dorm Room Recipes, compiled by Beautiful Ingredient

Nutritious vegan options are becoming more prevalent in college dining halls - yay!  Still, it's not necessarily a wide variety of options available day to day, so I called on some of my fellow food bloggers to help me compile a resource for you college students to help you discover what you can cook on your own.  That's right, in your dorm room.

Tools

All of these recipes can be made with just the following appliances:  

  • a mini-fridge
  • a microwave

It would also be a good idea to have the following basics:

  • a bowl
  • a dish
  • a cup
  • utensils
  • a jar with a lid
  • a cutting board and knife (if not allowed, use one in the dorm kitchen or buy already-chopped fruit & veg from the dining hall)

Where to Find Ingredients

  • See what you can bring back to your room from the dining halls.  Remember the on-campus market, too, where you can also (usually) use your dining card.
  • Most college towns have a farmers market nearby, which can add much-desired variety to your diet, even with a small amount of cash.  And you get to support local, hard-working farmers!  You can't beat the quality found at most markets, with their fresh-picked selections.
  • Check out the nearby grocery store.  Some schools even have a shuttle that will take you on the weekends.  
  • Try growing a few herbs on your windowsill!  It's easy and adds so much to your dish.  Think fresh mint in your water, basil in your salad.

Your roommate or someone else in your hall might want to go in on some groceries and use these recipes, too!  They're bound to find something they like on this long list, whether or not they consider themselves "vegan".  You'll be doing them a favor, introducing them to some delicious and nutritious food.  More brain power for school!

Easy College Dorm Room-Friendly Recipes

 
 

Drink Up


 

Get the day started:


Coconut Maple Vegan Cold Brew, by Tater to Truffles

Coconut Maple Vegan Cold Brew, by Tater to Truffles


Get through the day:


Lemon Mint Water, by Beautiful Ingredient

Lemon Mint Water, by Beautiful Ingredient

 
 

The Sweet Side


 

Get Cozy with Comforting Oatmeal:


Quick Vegan Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal by Veggie Primer

Quick Vegan Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal by Veggie Primer

Quick & Easy Vegan Banana Porridge with Warm Berries

Quick & Easy Vegan Banana Porridge with Warm Berries

Homemade Flavored Vegan Instant Oatmeal - Four Flavors!  by Veganosity

Homemade Flavored Vegan Instant Oatmeal - Four Flavors!  by Veganosity

 

A Fun Way to Get those Omega-3s:  Chia Pudding!


Vegan Almond Joy Chia Pudding, by Dianne's Vegan Kitchen

Vegan Almond Joy Chia Pudding, by Dianne's Vegan Kitchen

Vegan Chocolate Chia Pudding, by Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Vegan Chocolate Chia Pudding, by Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Vegan Tropical Chia Pudding, by Beautiful Ingredient

Vegan Tropical Chia Pudding, by Beautiful Ingredient

 

Fast French Toast


Vegan Mini Microwave French Toast, by Strength & sunshine

Vegan Mini Microwave French Toast, by Strength & sunshine

 

Have Your Cake


Vegan Peanut Butter Microwave Mug Cake 3-Ingredients, by Rhian's Recipes

Vegan Peanut Butter Microwave Mug Cake 3-Ingredients, by Rhian's Recipes

 

Energy Bites without a Food Processor

11. COOKIE DOUGH PROTEIN BALLS

Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Balls, by V Nutrition & Wellness

Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Balls, by V Nutrition & Wellness

No Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Coconut Bites, by Delightful Adventures

No Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Coconut Bites, by Delightful Adventures

Vegan Protein Balls with Almond Butter, Cacao Nibs & Maple, by Taters to Truffles

Vegan Protein Balls with Almond Butter, Cacao Nibs & Maple, by Taters to Truffles

 

Beautiful Banana


Vegan Peanut Butter, Raspberry, and Banana Spirals, by Veganosity

Vegan Peanut Butter, Raspberry, and Banana Spirals, by Veganosity

 

Give Yourself a Break - Sit Around & Eat Bon Bons


Vegan Tahini Bon Bons, by Fried Dandelions

Vegan Tahini Bon Bons, by Fried Dandelions

by Fried Dandelions

 - use toasted sesame seeds instead of toasting yourself

Vegan Healthy Black Forest Bon Bons, by Sunnyside Hanne

Vegan Healthy Black Forest Bon Bons, by Sunnyside Hanne

 

Find Your Own Path with Trail Mix


Step by Step Guide to Healthy Vegan DIY Trail Mix, by Food Pleasure & Health

Step by Step Guide to Healthy Vegan DIY Trail Mix, by Food Pleasure & Health

 
 

Simply SavorY


 

Let's Get This Party Started:


Vegan Peach & Black Bean Salsa, by Cadry's Kitchen

Vegan Peach & Black Bean Salsa, by Cadry's Kitchen

Vegan Hempy Guacomole, by Triad to Wellness

Vegan Hempy Guacomole, by Triad to Wellness

 
Vegan Ceviche & Hearts of Palm, by Cadry's Kitchen

Vegan Ceviche & Hearts of Palm, by Cadry's Kitchen

Creamy Vegan Avocado Hummus, by Yumsome

Creamy Vegan Avocado Hummus, by Yumsome

 

Satisfying Sandwiches


Vegan Broccoli Slaw Veggie Wrap with Apples & Spicy Hummus

Vegan Broccoli Slaw Veggie Wrap with Apples & Spicy Hummus

Vegan Hummus, Ricotta, Kale, & Spinach Wrap

Vegan Hummus, Ricotta, Kale, & Spinach Wrap

Easy Vegan White Bean Salad Sandwich, by Veggie Inspired

Easy Vegan White Bean Salad Sandwich, by Veggie Inspired

 
Vegan Apple Walnut Chickpea Salad Sandwich, by Where You get Your Protein

Vegan Apple Walnut Chickpea Salad Sandwich, by Where You get Your Protein

Vegan Tuna Salad, by Veggies Save the Day

Vegan Tuna Salad, by Veggies Save the Day

 

Sensational Salads


Vegan Arabic Green Tabouleh Salad, by Black White Vivid

Vegan Arabic Green Tabouleh Salad, by Black White Vivid

by Black White Vivid

29. AVOCADO CHICKPEA LETTUCE CUPS                                               

Vegan Avocado Chickpea Lettuce Cups, by Tasting Page

Vegan Avocado Chickpea Lettuce Cups, by Tasting Page

Vegan Cannellini Bean Salad with Basil & Sun-dried Tomatoes, by Food Pleasure & Health

Vegan Cannellini Bean Salad with Basil & Sun-dried Tomatoes, by Food Pleasure & Health

Simple Vegan Black-eyed Pea Salad, by Delightful Adventures

Simple Vegan Black-eyed Pea Salad, by Delightful Adventures

 
Vegan Black Bean Mango Salad, by Dianne's Vegan Kitchen

Vegan Black Bean Mango Salad, by Dianne's Vegan Kitchen

Healthy Vegan Greek Salad, by Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Healthy Vegan Greek Salad, by Yummy Mummy Kitchen

 
Vegan White Bean Cherry Tomato Basil Salad, by Veggies Save the Day

Vegan White Bean Cherry Tomato Basil Salad, by Veggies Save the Day

Vegan Balsamic Bean Salad, by Fried Dandelions

Vegan Balsamic Bean Salad, by Fried Dandelions

Simple Vegan Panzanella, by Yumsome

Simple Vegan Panzanella, by Yumsome

Vegan Avocado Artichoke Lentil Salad, by Tasting Page

Vegan Avocado Artichoke Lentil Salad, by Tasting Page

Easy Vegan Buddhan Bowl, by Beautiful Ingredient

Easy Vegan Buddhan Bowl, by Beautiful Ingredient

 

Super Soup


Vegan Mason Jar Miso Soup, By Sunnyside Hanne

Vegan Mason Jar Miso Soup, By Sunnyside Hanne

 

Mmm: Mac & Cheese


Microwave Gluten-free + Vegan Mac & cheese for One, by Strength & Sunshine

Microwave Gluten-free + Vegan Mac & cheese for One, by Strength & Sunshine

 

Taco Tuesday (or Every Day)


5 Minute Vegan Tacos, by Happy Kitchen. Rocks

5 Minute Vegan Tacos, by Happy Kitchen. Rocks

by Happy Kitchen. Rocks