Greek Pasta Bowl with Tuna & Chickpeas is a coronary heart wholesome, protein packed meal. Colourful and scrumptious – it is going to change into an everyday in your lunch or dinner rotation!
Have you ever observed? The whole lot now appears to come back in a BOWL! Bowls in all places! The one bowls up to now have been the Tremendous Bowl and unique 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 believed I’d create a excessive protein variation incorporating a few of our enjoyable Coronary heart pasta and see what occurred.
First thought was the bottom…I select quinoa, though you might 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’t make by itself and you’ll solely be obtained by your food plan. Our our bodies want amino acids to operate and develop correctly. So, first checkmark on well being!
The Greek components have been subsequent. English cucumbers are my favourite, and grape tomatoes are all the time 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 quantity 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!
The Coronary heart Pasta appears apropos since Valentine’s is across the nook and that is such a “coronary heart wholesome” dish. You’ll be able to change up the pasta form and serve this for any vacation or theme…enjoyable to theme your meal! Dinosaurs, Sport shapes – Princesses – why not?
The lemon dressing is tremendous recent and easy. Contemporary lemon juice is essential. Tip: I all the time make further dressing and apply it to different salads through the week.
“Bowls” give us the pliability so as to add or subtract any components we wish. We will most likely eat bowls 7 days every week! I believe this pattern can be round for a very long time and I plan on taking full benefit. Have enjoyable experimenting with components in your pantry and please share your creations – bowl me over!🙂
In case you are feeling the Greek vibe, strive a couple of of our different Greekish recipes:
Angel Hair Greek Pasta
Mild and Herby Mediterranean Pasta Salad
Tzatziki Pasta Salad
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
Contemporary parsley, chopped (for garnish)
½ cup recent lemon juice
½ cup olive oil
1 T. honey
1 t. kosher salt
½ t. black pepper
Mix all dressing components in a bowl or jar. Whisk or shake till mixed. This will likely appear to be a whole lot of dressing, however I prefer to have some left over to make use of on different salads and dishes. It’s an incredible on a regular basis dressing to have readily 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!