Have you ever tried plant-based spaghetti alternatives? I recently discovered hearts of palm, a vegetable that comes from the edible bud of certain palm trees. Whenever I have a craving for Italian food (which is often!) I like to have a massive serving of Palmini’s spaghetti pasta with marinara sauce. It’s a great way to indulge in comfort food without the guilt afterward. Hearts of palm is more than 90% water so you can skip that uncomfortable bloated feeling you get after eating traditional spaghetti. You know, the kind that makes you want to unbutton your pants in public.

This distinctive vegetable is high in fiber, potassium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, copper, vitamins B2, B6, and C. Not to mention this pasta has the same resemblance, texture, and taste of regular spaghetti without the yucky gluten, sugar, and GMO’s. I decided to whip up my favorite spaghetti marinara recipe below. This recipe is quick, simple, and really tasty. It’s perfect to take to lunch and tastes even better the next day.

Bon appétite!

 

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cube Dorot Gardens chopped cilantro
1 cube Dorot Gardens chopped parsley
2 cubes Dorot Gardens crushed garlic
Pinch of basil seasoning
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons dried oregano
¼ teaspoon pepper
24 oz marinara sauce
1 can Palmini linguine
Grated parmesan cheese

 

Instructions:

1. Saute cilantro, parsley, and garlic in olive oil until tender.
2. Add marinara sauce, basil, salt, pepper, oregano, and stir together over and cook under low heat for 6-8 minutes.
3. Follow Palmini pasta instructions.
4. Serve sauce over pasta, then add parmesan cheese over top and enjoy!

If you are interested in learning more about Palmini, then check out their website by clicking here!