The dining hall is your epicenter for food while in college (and some of us out of college still miss it) but sometimes you are too tired or stressed with studying to walk all the way over there. For those days—and nights, these easy Mediterranean food options make it feel like your back home with Mom. We know you miss your mother cooking all your meals, so we want to help you out with some comfort food.
Easy Mediterranean Food Options to Make in the Comfort of Your Dorm
These easy food recipes are essential for those days where the dining hall is not on your to-do list. If you’re also on a college budget, these Mediterranean diet options help you save some money from buying unhealthy food.
Shakshuka avocado toast
Toast with an avocado spread is all the rage, but for the price at the restaurants, you can get all the ingredients and make it yourself. This twist on avocado toast is tasty to make and a great recipe for easy Mediterranean food options.
- One garlic clove, chopped
- Two eggs
- Two tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 to 1 cup vegetable stock
- 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
- One bag frozen spinach, thawed out and the excess water squeezed out
- Salt and pepper
For avocado spread
- One avocado, cut into small dice
- One lime
- One red chili pepper, thinly sliced
- 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
Microwave your eggs in a mug with plastic wrap cover for 50 seconds. If you have access to an electric stove, grab a pan and heat up the olive oil, onion, salt, pepper, and garlic until soft. Add the spinach and vegetable stock to cook until liquid is gone.
Create the avocado spread by combining the avocado, lime, red chili pepper, and red onion. Place spread on toast and top with the spinach mixture and top with an egg.
Baked sweet potatoes with mediterranean toppings
If you are a lucky student with access to an oven, these baked sweet potatoes are filling and comforting for those late night study sessions.
- Two sweet potatoes
- ½ teaspoon each of cumin, cinnamon, smoked paprika, and coriander
- ½ tablespoon of olive oil
- One 15 oz can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- Salt for taste
- ¼ cup of chopped parsley
- ¼ cup diced cherry tomatoes
For the garlic herb sauce
- One teaspoon of dried dill
- Three cloves of garlic
- Juice of half a lemon
- Water for thinning the sauce
- ¼ cup of hummus or tahini
Scrub and rinse the sweet potatoes and cut in half. Rub with olive oil and place on a baking sheet, along with the chickpeas and seasonings. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes.
Add all the garlic herb ingredients in a bowl to mix them. Toss the parsley and cherry tomatoes in a little lemon juice. Take the sweet potatoes out of the oven and place on a plate. Place the chickpeas on the sweet potatoes and top with sauce and tomato and parsley mixture.
Paymon’s is an Easy Mediterranean Food Option
UNLV students, ditch the dining commons for something more delicious and nutritious. Paymon’s is right by campus and helps fuel you for all the extra studying you need this week. We have an excellent Mediterranean restaurant to help you with your cravings.
Plus, UNLV students get a 15% discount when they visit our Maryland Parkway location. Stop by today!