3-Ingredient Pesto “Pasta” with Chicken Meatballs - Lakeside Natural Medicine

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3-Ingredient Pesto “Pasta” with Chicken Meatballs

BySarah Axtell, ND October 15, 2023

This 3-Ingredient Hearts of Palm “pasta” recipe is a staple of mine when I am in a hurry. Unlike most dried pastas, it does not need to be boiled (making it ready in a flash!), is low in carbs, and is packed full of fiber. It’s technically not a pasta as it is made from vegetables, but you can treat it just as you would pasta- add in a dollop of Kale Cashew Pesto and pre-made chicken meatballs. Voila- dinner is ready in less than 5 minutes!

I get all of the ingredients at Trader Joe’s.


  • 1 package of Hearts of Palm pasta (found in the shelf-stable pasta section)
  • 3-4 TBSP Vegan Kale, Cashew & Basil Pesto
  • Package of fully-cooked Chicken Meatballs


  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, add hearts of palm pasta.
  2. Stir in pesto.
  3. Add chicken meatballs. Stir well to combine and remove from heat.

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