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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’ll turn into a daily in your lunch or dinner rotation!

Greek Pasta Bowl Overhead with cucumbers

Have you ever observed?  Every little thing now appears to return in a BOWL! Bowls in all places! The one bowls previously 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 combos 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.

Greek Pasta Bowl with heart bowl and feta in background

First thought was the bottom…I select quinoa, though you would use rice, blended greens, or a combo.  Quinoa is gluten free, excessive in fiber and likewise a “full” protein. This implies it accommodates all 9 important amino acids that your physique can not make by itself and you may 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 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 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 recent and easy.  Recent lemon juice is essential.  Tip: I all the time 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 will most likely eat bowls 7 days every week!  I feel this development shall 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, attempt just a few of our different Greekish recipes:

Angel Hair Greek Pasta

Gentle 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!




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

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

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)


½ cup recent 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 occasionally appear to be numerous dressing, however I prefer to have some left over to make use of on different salads and dishes. It’s an excellent 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.  People can gently toss and add extra dressing if desired. Get pleasure from!

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