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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 would turn out to be an everyday in your lunch or dinner rotation!

Greek Pasta Bowl Overhead with cucumbers

Have you ever seen?  All the things now appears to come back in a BOWL! Bowls in all places! The one bowls previously 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 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.

Greek Pasta Bowl with heart bowl and feta in background

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 in addition a “full” protein. This implies it incorporates all 9 important amino acids that your physique can’t make by itself and you may solely be obtained via your food 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 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!

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’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?

Close up of Greek Pasta in square bowl overhead shot

The lemon dressing is tremendous contemporary and easy.  Contemporary lemon juice is essential.  Tip: I at all times make additional dressing and apply it to different salads in the course of the week.

Side angel of bowl showing ingredients in background

“Bowls” give us the pliability so as to add or subtract any elements we would like.  We are able to most likely eat bowls 7 days per week!  I feel this pattern can 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!🙂

If you’re feeling the Greek vibe, strive a number 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, comply with us on Instagram @worldofpastabilities, or Fb @pastashoppeusa!  Take pleasure in!




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 elements in a bowl or jar.  Whisk or shake till mixed.  This may increasingly seem to be a whole lot of dressing, however I wish 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 contemporary parsley and serve.  Of us can gently toss and add extra dressing if desired. Take pleasure in!


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