Our Whole Foods, Plant-Based Lunch at Black Marlin

Today our group ate lunch at the Black Marlin on Hilton Head Island. That's such a bargain right now because with the VIP passport, through the end of February, two can eat for the price of one.

I had the Vegetable Primavera.

As it comes off the menu, the ingredients are mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, garlic, spinach, asparagus, onion, olive oil, goat cheese and a touch of marinara. Unfortunately, they did not offer a whole wheat pasta for this dish.

It was very enjoyable nonetheless. To stay true to the diet, I requested that they not include the feta cheese that is part of this luncheon plate. I did keep the olive oil though since that helps to absorb the lycopene from the tomatoes.

Two of our group ordered the black bean burger, which they loved. Each ordered a little bit differently, so here's a picture of each.

As you can see, each was topped with a pineapple, which was kind of a unique topping. One person got the burger with a side of black beans and one got the burger with a side of fruit. Both really enjoyed the burger, in fact, enough to try and get the recipe.

Our server did in fact provide us with the ingredients:

  • Cooked black beans, mashed
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika
  • Cumin
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Panko (or breadcrumbs)
We decided as a group that oatmeal could be used in place of the breadcrumbs. The primary purpose is to hold the rest of the burger together.

One person in our group had the mahi mahi, which is also a whole food rich in EPA and DHA omega-3s. And it came with lots of vegetables and rice so as to make the overall meal a plant-based meal.

Everyone enjoyed their meal and left fully satisfied.