5 Top Vegetarian Recipes For Spring

By on April 14th, 2023


Spring Vegetarian recipes

Springtime is perfect to try some fantastic vegetarian recipes. To celebrate Spring, we’ve put together some healthy and hearty vegetarian recipes to cover breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Take a look.

Downing Students Spring Vegetarian Recipes


Start the day off right with a nutritious spring breakfast. One of our favourite options is this easy to make recipe.

Mocha Oatmeal

This simple high-fuel breakfast takes only minutes to make. Tip is to make it the night before so you don’t have to do anything in the morning. It’s an easy way to combine breakfast and morning coffee in one go and the fibre will help to keep you feeling full throughout the day. Perfect if you are starting the day by a morning routine in your resident gym.  Ready in just 7 minutes, all you need is:

  • 1x banana
  • ½ cup of oats
  • 1x teaspoon of coffee
  • ½ teaspoon of honey
  • 1x cup of water
  • ½ cup of milk of your choice
  • 1x teaspoon of crumbled walnuts

Look at Hurry The Food up for full step-by-step instructions.


Lunchtime is great to celebrate spring with some light spring vegetarian recipes. Try our go to sharing board this spring.

Spring Sharing Board

Sharing boards are a popular choice to include all types of foods. Celebrate spring with some of our favourite spring produce ideas. You can sustainably use what ingredients you have, sharing with your flatmates.

Fresh vegetables – enjoy fresh and crunchy spring vegetables like: radishes, carrots, sugar snap peas and peppers. You can arrange them in a colour co-ordinated and eye-catching way on your board.

Dips & Spreads – humous, tzatziki, or even enjoy a homemade vegetable dip.

Fruit –Spring is the season for fresh berries, so include some strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. You can also include some sliced apples, pears, and grapes for variety.

Nuts & Seeds – Add some crunch to the board with roasted nuts and seeds like almonds, cashews, or pumpkin seeds.

Olives & Pickles – Enjoy some savoury fresh produce like olives and pickles. For example, you can buy supermarket’s own in deli counters or in jars.

Fresh herbs – Add some fresh herbs to the sharing board for extra flavour. Rosemary, thyme, or basil can add a perfect finishing touch to your spring sharing board.

Breads & crackers – Invest in some affordable crackers to use a base for your spring produce toppings.


Top Spring Vegetarian Sharing Board

Vegetarian Chilli from Downing Students


Our team at Newcastle offer residents some regular tasty mealtime inspiration, taking away the stresses of mealtime and food prepping. Here are Lexy, Lauren, and Maxine’s favourite vegetarian recipes for the Spring. If you are a student living in Newcastle with us, be sure to join your exclusive resident Facebook groups for regular updates.

Vegetarian Chilli is a quick and easy to recipe to make, with just a few affordable ingredients needed. Some of which you may already have in your cupboards or you can include some fresh spring produce. Even better, this dish can include some of your 5 a day!


Vegetarian Yaki Udon

Vegetarian yaki udon is a delicious and easy to make Japanese stir-fry dish made with udon noodles, spring vegetables, and a savoury sauce. A super tasty dish, that is really healthy for you too, low in fat and calories. Give this a go with some spring produce and let us know what your next spring vegetarian recipes will be.

Vegetarian Yaki Udon

Meal in a reel

Our meal in a reel feature is great for regular meal ideas, including spring vegetarian recipes. This week, we are  featuring our Easy Vegan pasta thanks to our Content Creator Charlotte.  Keep an eye on our Meal in a Reel highlight for regular meal inspiration. Share how you get on making the dishes and tag us: @downing_students  Have Your Own Recipes? Get in Touch with Downing Students.

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