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Tuna and Bacon Quinoa Bowl

Cold crisp cucumbers are combined with tart cherry tomatoes, premium quality tuna, nutty quinoa, and salty bacon in this Tuna and Bacon Quinoa Bowl.

Tuna and Bacon Quinoa Bowl Recipe - Allergy Free Alaska Blog

This Tuna and Bacon Quinoa Bowl with Lemony Vinaigrette came to fruition one afternoon when I was trying to think of some new easy and convenient, yet healthy meal ideas. We’ve been so busy lately, that our dinners have often times been made on the fly.

“Fast food” in our family does not mean running through a drive thru somewhere, since none of those places can accommodate our food allergies, nor our desire to eat whole, healthy foods. But this meal… this is my definition of real, fast food. It comes together super fast, yet satisfies the whole family.

Tuna and Bacon Quinoa Bowl Recipe - Allergy Free Alaska

When I made these Tuna and Bacon Quinoa Bowls for the first time, I already had something planned for dinner, but after my girls taste tested a sample of this recipe, both requested we skip what I already had planned. They wanted to eat the quinoa bowls for dinner instead!

I certainly couldn’t blame them. Cold crisp cucumbers are combined with tart cherry tomatoes, premium quality tuna, nutty quinoa, and salty bacon. All balanced out with a light and refreshing Lemony Vinaigrette. My girls inhaled their bowls and immediately asked for another serving! 

Tuna & Bacon Quinoa Bowl Recipe from Allergy Free Alaska Blog

 

I grew up fishing and crabbing with my family on Kodiak Island, Alaska. I have a respect for the ocean and everything in it, including making sure the seafood we catch and eat is wild and sustainable. Unlike other brands of tuna, this Wild Selections tuna has wonderful flavor; it is not super fishy tasting. My family loved it! I also choose to use Wild Selections premium quality tuna because they are :

Breakfast, lunch, dinner… you really can’t go wrong with this recipe! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. 😉 

xoxo,
Megan

Tuna and Bacon Quinoa Bowl with Lemony Vinaigrette Recipe - Allergy Free Alaska

Tuna and Bacon Quinoa Bowl with Lemony Vinaigrette

Tuna and Bacon Quinoa Bowl with Lemony Vinaigrette

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Cold crisp cucumbers are combined with tart cherry tomatoes, premium quality tuna, nutty quinoa, and salty bacon in this Tuna and Bacon Quinoa Bowl.

Ingredients

For the Lemony Vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lite rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard (I use the Annie's Natural brand)
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • sea salt & freshly cracked pepper

For the Tuna and Bacon Quinoa Bowl:

  • cooked quinoa
  • cooked bacon, crumbled
  • canned albecore tuna in water
  • cucumber slices
  • diced cherry tomatoes

Instructions

To make the Lemony Vinaigrette:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a pint-sized canning jar and tightly secure the lid. Shake until all of the ingredients are well combined. Let the vinaigrette sit for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to merry.

To make the Tuna and Bacon Quinoa Bowl:

  1. Cook quinoa according to package instructions.
  2. Fry the bacon or bake it according to these directions
  3. Now assemble your Tuna and Bacon Quinoa Bowl!
  4. Store the leftovers in separate containers and assemble each Tuna and Bacon Quinoa Bowl right before serving (otherwise your ingredients might become soggy).

Notes

The night before, I like to cook the quinoa and bacon, and make the vinaigrette, that way this is a quick meal to put together.


 

Tuna and Bacon Quinoa Bowl with Lemony Vinaigrette Recipe from Allergy Free Alaska

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Liz @ Travelling Table Tales

Thursday 28th of April 2016

This looks amazing. Fast food means the same thing in my household. Just quick, healthy meals that I can throw together. I can't wait to try this. xx

Keith @ How's it Lookin?

Thursday 28th of April 2016

Looks great. Bacon in there sounds tasty, thanks for sharing

Joleen @ Joleen Cuisine

Thursday 28th of April 2016

Ooh this sounds soo good. I've been loving turkey bacon lately, so I might just mix that up with my tuna!

Jessica - The Novice Chef

Wednesday 27th of April 2016

This looks so beautiful and fresh! I love the colors and your photos!

Sabrina

Tuesday 26th of April 2016

It sounds like the crisp, fresh vegetables give this dish a great set of flavors and textures! Thanks for sharing the recipe!