Crispy Heart of Palm Spirals

A crispy and satisfying Chickapea spirals dinner featuring air fried hearts of palm. Topped with a tangy mayo, this recipe will spice up any week night. This Chickapea spiral noodle dish is gluten-free, vegan and nut-free. It contains a variety of nutrients and is a choice you can feel good about, while also indulging in some fried food. 

Crispy Heart of Palm Spirals

  • Prep Time:  20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Course: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Canadian
  • Servings: 3-4 people

Heart of Palm Ingredients:

  • 3 cans of whole hearts of palm, package in liquid (398mL each can)
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 4 cups gluten-free bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Chipotle Mayo Ingredients:

  • 1 cup vegan mayo
  • ½ lime, juice of
  • 1 tsp agave syrup
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder

Pasta Ingredients:

  • 1 Package Chickapea Spirals
  • 2 Tbsp salt, (for cooking pasta)
  • 2-3 cups prepared marinara sauce

Heart of Palm Instructions: 

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350°F
  2. Drain and pat dry all hearts of palm
  3. Slice each piece to a ½” width and place in a bowl
  4. Pour 2 Tbsp of avocado oil into the bowl and mix to cover all the hearts of palm in oil
  5. In a shallow dish combine bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and salt
  6. Roll each oiled heart of palm piece into the bread crumb mixture, coating thoroughly
  7. Lay the coated hearts of palm in the air fryer tray and cook for 10 minutes, turning each piece after five minutes

Chipotle Mayo Instructions:

  1. Add the vegan mayo to a small jar
  2. Stir in lime juice and agave syrup until well combined
  3. Mix in all remaining chipotle mayo ingredients
  4. Set in refrigerator until ready to use in the recipe 

Pasta Instructions:

  1. Prepare Chickapea spirals to package specifications, (heat 16 cups of water in a large pot over high heat until boiling. Add pasta and 2 Tbsp of salt to the water, decrease heat to maintain a gentle boil.  Stir and cook pasta for 7 minutes)
  2. Meanwhile, heat the marinara sauce on the stovetop over medium/low heat, stirring occasionally until hot
  3. Rinse and drain the pasta with warm water
  4. Plate the Chickapea spirals and top with hot marinara sauce
  5. Remove the hearts of palm from the air fryer and place on top of the spirals and hot marinara sauce
  6. Drizzle chipotle mayo over the hearts of palm and serve hot
  7. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • If you do not have an air fryer, brush the breaded hearts of palm very lightly with oil and bake for 10 minutes a side at 400°F or until golden brown
  • Every air fryer is a bit different and will require a different cooking time
  • For best results try not to crowd the basket of your air fryer, cooking the heart of palm pieces in batches 
  • The hearts of palm are best served straight out of the air fryer. 
  • This recipe should only be served hot and does not work well if made ahead
  • Roasted garlic marinara sauce from President’s Choice Organics was used in this recipe