If you’re a member of the 131 Method, you have access to our 700+ recipe database. In it, you’ll find several recipes using shirataki noodles (AKA Miracle Noodles). Practically calorie, fat and carb-free, these noodles are a go-to pasta substitute for people who eat low-carb. They do have some limitations, however. Even though we love them, the texture is much better for Asian cuisine versus Italian, and some people struggle to like the texture at all.
Our new fun find is by a brand called Palmini. This pasta comes from hearts of palm. “Palmini is a low carb pasta substitute, made completely out of a natural plant known as Hearts of Palm. When this plant is cut and cooked in the proper way, its resemblance to regular pasta is remarkable. Not only does it look like pasta, but it can also taste like pasta!” So, we went out and found the best low carb pasta recipes made with this yummy new noodle. We found cans of it at our local health food store (Sprouts), but you can also order it online from them and on Amazon. And while we love us some zucchini noodles, variety is the spice of life, right?! Zucchini noodles sometimes release liquid into dishes, and these Palmini noodles don’t!
- Featured on Shark Tank and in various publications, this new type of pasta is getting lots of buzz
- Only 4 grams of carbs per serving
- Only 20 calories per serving
- High in fiber and almost 90% water
- Pre-cooked for easy preparation
- Sustainably sourced
What is Palmini?
This pasta contains only one ingredients: hearts of palm, the edible inner core of a palm tree. So, it’s a vegetable high in fiber and water. They cook it and cut it to resemble pasta. Since it’s fully cooked, you can eat it straight from the can or pouch, however, there are tricks to making it taste more like regular pasta. But you decide on how to eat it! Cold, hot, soaked and prepared…the options are endless.
One trick we found is to rinse the noodles, then soak in nondairy milk for 20 minutes, which removes any “heart of palm” flavor. Rinse again, and then use for cooking.
The Best Low Carb Pasta Recipes Using Palmini
Palmini with Creamy Butternut Squash
Our first recipe comes from the Palmini site. We gravitated towards this vegan dish because of its use of butternut squash in the sauce. The creamy and natural sweetness from this gourd is a favorite with us in general, and pairs beautifully with their neutral pasta. It’s also a great way to sneak in more veggies! Palmini with Creamy Butternut Squash
Tuna Noodle Casserole
Remember these types of casseroles from when you were a kid?! Well, this one gets a low-carb update, and it’s creamy, keto-friendly, and wildly delicious. Warm and comforting, it contains all the ingredients you know and love from this classic. Head over to Debbie Makes Low Carb Delicious for the mouthwatering recipe. (If you need it dairy-free, opt for butter flavored coconut oil instead of ghee, coconut milk instead of cream, and vegan cheese in place of the Parmesan). Tuna Palmini Noodle Casserole
Super Greens Lemon Pesto Pasta
This recipe is as simple as soaking your Palmini noodles in some nondairy milk for a bit, rinsing, warming and tossing with our outrageously delicious vegan pesto. Packed with basil, spinach, arugula, lemon and pistachios, this pesto is definitely “extra!” Super Greens Lemon Pesto
Low Carb Palmini Pasta with Truffle Cream Sauce
This vegan dish comes together in a few minutes and tastes like a savory, creamy flavor explosion. But don’t worry! If you want to make it without truffles, go right ahead. We included an option for you in the recipe:) Pasta with Truffle Cream Sauce Recipe
Who can hearty layers of meat, marinara, mushrooms and melty cheese?! We fell head over heels for this clean lasagna recipe brought to you by Healthy with Nedi. She uses high quality ingredients, just like us. From grass-finished beef to one of our favorite vegan cheeses, this recipe gets an A+. Palmini Lasagna
Comment below on the one you might try first! We love hearing from you!