PROTEIN PACKED PASTA SALAD

Pasta salad was something my mother used to make me all the time as a kid! It was one of the go-to lunches when I would come home from school. I looked forward to it so much and to this day, I still love it. This version is so healthy and satisfying. It is packed with protein and yummy veggies! It is perfect for lunch, dinner and can easily be a new addition to your meal prep game! It lasts in the fridge for a few days!   

Adding Wild Planet Foods Albacore Tuna is a game changer. I know I am getting quality protein and healthy fats! Omega 3 fatty acids are essential and this is an excellent source! Plus, the Tuna works super well with this Greek-style pasta salad, but the salmon option would also be delish! Wild Planet has tons of different fish options. I also love them because they are focused on sustainability and bringing healthy options to them consumer! I personally think those are two super important things. You can learn more about their mission here.

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Yields1 Serving

For the Salad:
 1 cup Pasta (I like chickpea / lentil pasta because it is high in protein + fiber)
 2 cups Chopped raw vegetables (I used cucumbers, tomato, and bell pepper)
 ¼ cup Crumbled Feta Cheese
 1 Can Wild Planet Foods Albacore Tuna
 Microgreens to garnish
For the Dressing:
 ½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
 1 tsp Oregano
 Sea salt + pepper to taste

1

Cook pasta to your liking. I use chickpea pasta because it’s loaded with fiber and protein. Once you drain the pasta, rinse in cool water and set aside in a large bowl.

2

As the pasta is cooking prepare your veggies. I used cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and bell pepper. Place the veggies in the same large bowl as the pasta.

3

If you want to add cheese, cube up some feta and add it to the large bowl.

4

Open a can of Wild Planet Foods Albacore Wild tuna and drain. Using a fork, break up the tuna into the large bowl.

5

Prepare the dressing. In a mason jar, add 1/2 C extra virgin olive oil, 2 tbsp red wine vinegar and 1 tsp of oregano. Mix. Add in salt and pepper to taste.

6

Pour dressing into the large bowl with noodles, veggies, cheese, and tuna. Toss!

7

Serve cold and enjoy!

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Ingredients

For the Salad:
 1 cup Pasta (I like chickpea / lentil pasta because it is high in protein + fiber)
 2 cups Chopped raw vegetables (I used cucumbers, tomato, and bell pepper)
 ¼ cup Crumbled Feta Cheese
 1 Can Wild Planet Foods Albacore Tuna
 Microgreens to garnish
For the Dressing:
 ½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
 1 tsp Oregano
 Sea salt + pepper to taste

Directions

1

Cook pasta to your liking. I use chickpea pasta because it’s loaded with fiber and protein. Once you drain the pasta, rinse in cool water and set aside in a large bowl.

2

As the pasta is cooking prepare your veggies. I used cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and bell pepper. Place the veggies in the same large bowl as the pasta.

3

If you want to add cheese, cube up some feta and add it to the large bowl.

4

Open a can of Wild Planet Foods Albacore Wild tuna and drain. Using a fork, break up the tuna into the large bowl.

5

Prepare the dressing. In a mason jar, add 1/2 C extra virgin olive oil, 2 tbsp red wine vinegar and 1 tsp of oregano. Mix. Add in salt and pepper to taste.

6

Pour dressing into the large bowl with noodles, veggies, cheese, and tuna. Toss!

7

Serve cold and enjoy!

PROTEIN PACKED PASTA SALAD

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