Easy Mediterranean Pasta


This fusion dish is quick and easy. It combines some classic ingredients from the lovely Mediterranean region with a Middle Eastern touch. This simple recipe is perfect hot or cold for summer evenings.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package penne pasta

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 4 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced

  • 1 small green bell pepper, diced

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can fava beans, drained

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • ½ cup grated halloumi cheese

  • ¼ cup sliced almonds


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and return the water to a boil. Stir the olive oil and garlic into the pasta and water; continue cooking until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain. Reduce the heat to medium-low and return the pasta to the pot.

  2. Stir the tomatoes, bell pepper, fava beans, onion, and lemon juice into the pasta; simmer together until hot and the flavors have melded, 7 to 8 minutes. Top with halloumi cheese and sliced almonds to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

604 Calories
11g Fat
105g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 604
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 364mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 105g 38%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 31mg 157%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 479mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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