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Vegan Scampi in Lemon Garlic White Wine Sauce in white bowl with green napkin and white wine in background

Vegan Scampi in Lemon Garlic White Wine Sauce

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan shrimp scampi
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 363kcal
Author: The Meatless Monday Cookbook
This is a really simple dish that tastes elegant. Hearts of palm are the perfect stand-in for scallops. They have a similar look when sliced and a briny quality reminiscent of seafood—great for those with a shellfish allergy.
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Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil divided
  • 1 14.8 ounce hearts of palm jar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounces linguine or pasta of choice (including gluten-free)
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine dry
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • Handful fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons panko bread crumbs gluten-free if desired
  • 1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast optional

Instructions

  • Fill a large pasta pot with water and bring to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, carefully slice the hearts of palm crosswise into ½-inch (1 cm) slices.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the hearts of palm. Sprinkle with¼ teaspoon of salt and ⅛ teaspoon of pepper. Sear until gold brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Gently flip each slice over. Sprinkle with the remaining ¼ teaspoon of salt and ⅛ teaspoon of pepper. Sear for another 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown. Transfer toa plate.
  • Drop the pasta in the boiling water and cook according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons (28 ml) of olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the garlic for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the white wine and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes until the liquid reduces by about half. Add the lemon juice and vegetable broth and simmer for 5 minutes until reduced and glossy.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and toss to combine. Add the seared hearts of palm to the skillet along with the parsley and crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Stir together the panko bread crumbs and the nutritional yeast, if using. Sprinkle over the pasta and toss everything to combine.

Notes

Notes:
Swap It! Are you avoiding alcohol? Use the same amount of vegetable broth with 2 tablespoons (28 ml) of white wine vinegar.
Kids in the Kitchen? Have your kids stir the bread crumbs and nutritional yeast together and sprinkle it over the pasta.

Nutrition

Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 568mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg