Sunday, April 14, 2024

Greek Pasta Bowl with Tuna and Chickpeas


Greek Pasta Bowl with Tuna & Chickpeas is a coronary heart wholesome, protein packed meal.  Colourful and scrumptious – it’s going to turn out to be a daily in your lunch or dinner rotation!

Greek Pasta Bowl Overhead with cucumbers

Have you ever observed?  All the pieces now appears to come back in a BOWL! Bowls in every single place! The one bowls prior to now had been the Tremendous Bowl and authentic pasta bowl…NOW each café, menu and frozen grocery entrée touts the “bowl”.  And I LOVE it!

A few of my favourite mixtures are the Greek Bowls.  One thing concerning the recent tomatoes, cucumbers, and Greek feta….yum!  I assumed I’d create a excessive protein variation incorporating a few of our enjoyable Coronary heart pasta and see what occurred.

Greek Pasta Bowl with heart bowl and feta in background

First thought was the bottom…I select quinoa, though you may use rice, blended greens, or a combo.  Quinoa is gluten free, excessive in fiber and in addition a “full” protein. This implies it accommodates all 9 important amino acids that your physique can not make by itself and you’ll solely be obtained by your eating regimen.  Our our bodies want amino acids to operate and develop correctly. So, first checkmark on well being!

Greek Pasta Bowl side angle with heart pasta

The Greek elements had been subsequent. English cucumbers are my favourite, and grape tomatoes are at all times within the kitchen, in order that was simple.  I’ve shared earlier than concerning the Greek feta I purchase from Costco.  It’s the BEST including simply the correct amount of saltiness with a creamy texture.

Chickpeas additionally appear to be popping up in each recipe, so I added a small quantity plus some canned tuna too!  This Greek Pasta Bowl is protein packed!

Two square bowls of Greek Pasta with ingredient display

The Coronary heart Pasta appears apropos since Valentine’s is across the nook and that is such a “coronary heart wholesome” dish. You may change up the pasta form and serve this for any vacation or theme…enjoyable to theme your meal! Dinosaurs, Sport shapes – Princesses – why not?

Close up of Greek Pasta in square bowl overhead shot

The lemon dressing is tremendous recent and easy.  Recent lemon juice is vital.  Tip: I at all times make additional dressing and apply it to different salads through the week.

Side angel of bowl showing ingredients in background

“Bowls” give us the flexibleness so as to add or subtract any elements we wish.  We are able to in all probability eat bowls 7 days per week!  I believe this pattern will probably be round for a very long time and I plan on taking full benefit. Have enjoyable experimenting with elements in your pantry and please share your creations – bowl me over!🙂

In case you are feeling the Greek vibe, attempt a couple of of our different Greekish recipes:

Angel Hair Greek Pasta

Mild and Herby Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Tzatziki Pasta Salad

And for extra happenings with Pastabilities, observe us on Instagram @worldofpastabilities, or Fb @pastashoppeusa!  Get pleasure from!

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Substances


Scale

2 cups cooked quinoa (could make or purchase precooked!)

4 cups cooked pasta (I cooked a 14 oz. bag of pasta and saved the remaining!)

1 cup canned chickpeas (drained and rinsed)

1 can white albacore tuna in water, drained

1 ½ cups chopped English cucumber

2 cups grape tomatoes, halved

1 cup feta, crumbled

Recent parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Dressing:

½ cup recent lemon juice

½ cup olive oil

1 T. honey

1 t. kosher salt

½ t. black pepper

Directions

Mix all dressing elements in a bowl or jar.  Whisk or shake till mixed.  This may occasionally look like loads of dressing, however I wish to have some left over to make use of on different salads and dishes. It’s a terrific on a regular basis dressing to have available.

In every of 4 bowls, organize ½ cup quinoa, 1 cup pasta, ¼ cup chickpeas, ¼ cup tuna, ½ cup cucumber, ½ cup tomatoes, and ¼ cup feta.

Drizzle dressing over every bowl, sprinkle with recent parsley and serve.  Of us can gently toss and add extra dressing if desired. Get pleasure from!



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