Hearts of Palm Salad is refreshing and easy to make with only a few ingredients like tomato, cucumber, and avocado. It’s naturally vegan and gluten free and perfect for summer.
What are Hearts of Palm?
Hearts of Palm are the inner portion of the stem of the cabbage palm, which is Florida’s official state tree.
This vegetable resembles white asparagus stalks and is delicately flavored.
I wonder who first discovered this stem is edible and delicious.
Their taste reminds me of artichoke hearts.
And you can find them in cans or jars in most markets.
They add an exotic twist to a classic summer salad of cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and avocado.
Hearts of Palm Salad Ingredients
I love the ingredients in this salad because they are all part of a healthy plant-based Mediterranean diet:
- hearts of palm
- lemon juice
- olive oil
It’s so fresh and simple.
And to make the salad all you need to do is slice the hearts of palm and other vegetables, combine them in a bowl, and toss them with the lemon juice, olive oil, and salt.
You can serve it right away or refrigerate until later.
Part of an easy summer meal
For a delicious warm-weather dinner, I like to combine Hearts of Palm Salad along with other dishes.
And you can’t go wrong with Raw Key Lime Pie for dessert.
More ways to use hearts of palm
You can also add them to a simple green salad.
And my friend Melissa uses them to make Vegan Crab Cakes.
Hearts of Palm Salad Recipe
This recipe serves 4 as a side dish. If you have leftovers, they can be refrigerated for a day or two, but this salad is best fresh. It’s perfect for bringing to potlucks and pairs well with other cuisines like Mexican and Italian.
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Hearts of Palm Salad with Avocado
- 1 can hearts of palm, (14 ounces) rinsed, patted dry, and sliced into circles (don't worry if they fall apart.)
- 1 cucumber, peeled and seeded, sliced into half moons
- 1 dry pint cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 avocado, cubed
- 3 Tablespoon lemon juice, (about one lemon)
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- salt, to taste
- Add all the ingredients in a large bowl. Carefully fold to combine.
- Serve immediately, or chill in the refrigerator and enjoy later!