Greek Pasta Bowl with Tuna & Chickpeas is a coronary heart wholesome, protein packed meal. Colourful and scrumptious – it is going to turn into a daily in your lunch or dinner rotation!
Have you ever observed? The whole lot now appears to come back in a BOWL! Bowls in every single place! The one bowls up to now had 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 combos are the Greek Bowls. One thing in regards to the contemporary 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 could possibly use rice, blended greens, or a combo. Quinoa is gluten free, excessive in fiber and likewise a “full” protein. This implies it comprises all 9 important amino acids that your physique can not make by itself and you may solely be obtained by means of your food regimen. Our our bodies want amino acids to perform and develop correctly. So, first checkmark on well being!
The Greek components had been subsequent. English cucumbers are my favourite, and grape tomatoes are at all times within the kitchen, in order that was straightforward. I’ve shared earlier than in regards to 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!
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?
The lemon dressing is tremendous contemporary and easy. Contemporary lemon juice is essential. Tip: I at all times 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 are able to most likely eat bowls 7 days every week! I feel this development will likely 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 just a few of our different Greekish recipes:
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 contemporary 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 may increasingly seem to be a variety 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, prepare 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 contemporary parsley and serve. Of us can gently toss and add extra dressing if desired. Take pleasure in!