You can still sit in the slack laundry, if you eat very expensive all the time while it can also be done for less, that is of course a very waste of money. And that is exactly why we dived into the Culy archives to list 10 x the best low budget recipes for you. Not only delicious for your taste buds, your wallet will also go wild.
Healthy vegetable omelette with spinach and spring onion
In the vein of low budget recipes, a well-filled omelette should of course not be missing. It’s simple, it’s right on the table and often low budget. This healthy vegetable omelet is filled with spinach and spring onion, but you can of course also add other vegetables that you like. Eat it with a bun from the oven and you have a complete meal on the table!
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Creamy fennel soup with white beans and crispy chorizo
Another topper on the low budget list are of course soups. You can make a whole pan of soup from just a little that you can eat for days. It becomes even cheaper if you make that soup from seasonal vegetables. Take fennel! The tubers are currently larger, tastier and better priced than ever. A good excuse to put this fine fennel soup on the table. If you are not a fan of chorizo, you can also opt for fried bacon or something else salty.
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Shakshuka from the baking tray
It’s tasty, it’s low budget and it’s also super easy to make. This shakshuka from the baking tray requires only a few actions and you can tastefully conjure it out of the oven. Eat it with a baked Turkish bread from the superbuur (budget tip) or bake your own naan with yogurt and flour and you have a delicious low budget meal. Pro tip: want to spice up the shakshuka a little more? Then you can dress it up with pomegranate seeds or chili oil.
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Summer tomato tart with ricotta
Tomatoes steal the show in this quick summer tomato tart. A star role that they quite rightly fulfill, because in the summer you see tomatoes in the most beautiful shapes and colours. It’s their season and so the prices are friendly. This cake is suitable for two people as an evening meal (if you are a big eater, make a salad or a soup with it). If you don’t feel like messing with filo dough, you can also opt for a large roll of puff or flammkuchen dough.
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Low budget red lentil soup with coconut and coriander
This red lentil soup is not only incredibly filling and nutritious, but also very friendly to your wallet. Because if you play it right, a large pan for more than four people costs less than €10 in total. Can you have another dessert!
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Tomato risotto with parmesan and lemon
The Italian kitchen is known for its cucina povera (the poor man’s kitchen) and therefore has countless low budget recipes. So is this tomato risotto. Parmesan budget tip: large pieces of Parmesan cheese quickly seem very expensive. Yet they are the cheapest of all (and also the tastiest). So do not think that you are faster and cheaper with prepackaged grated cheese . Do you want a big piece, but still pay attention to the small ones? Then choose a supermarket’s own brand. The taste is almost identical, but the price is much friendlier.
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Smoky oven dish with halloumi and tomato
Oven dishes are also a super handy low budget way of cooking. In this variant we opt for halloumi and tomato and make a smoky (!) casserole. The result is as delicious as it sounds. This simple one-pot dish contains everything that will make your taste buds happy. This smoky casserole with halloumi, white beans and tomato is simply a very good, easy and wallet-friendly weekday recipe.
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Spaghetti Aglio E Olio
It’s easy, it’s tasty and it’s low budget: this aglio e olio ticks all the boxes. It’s just about the simplest pasta recipe out there, but so delicious. Do yourself a big fat favor and make this. Just think about whether you still have appointments in the evening because of that inevitable garlic breath…
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Boiled beans with crispy breadcrumbs and a poached egg
Beans are every wallet’s favorite: they are low budget, healthy and filling like crazy. Plus, beans are hot! You see them on the menu in many restaurants: served in their own stock, on a hummus or in another tasty spread. Served in the tasty cooking liquid with a poached egg and crispy breadcrumbs on top, you won’t know what you will taste. This dish is also super healthy and affordable.
To the recipe: Perfectly cooked beans with crispy breadcrumbs and a poached egg