Posted by Calin Denny On May 12, 2021
The palm heart salad and avocado are amazingly good. Use a little chopped green onion if you want to skip the optional cilantro! This salad is one of the best reasons I know to flaunt the hearts of palms.
Every now and then, you come across a recipe that knocks your socks off, and that’s when we tested it out Palm Heart Salad And Avocado My nephew Jake I’ve gone crazy with this simple salad with palm hearts, avocado, lemon, green onion, and cilantro. And then over the years I made it a few times, sometimes leaving cilantro (to avoid cilantro in my family), and decided it was good that way too. So make this with or without cilantro, whichever looks best on you!
The recipe came from my friend Sweepp, That she sent me on Facebook with a note saying she got it from a friend at Weight Watchers. Thanks Suebob. This amazingly simple salad is really a winner! And I add it to Quick recipes And the Five recipes for ingredientsYou can find the simplest and easiest recipes on my site!
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What are palm hearts?
Palm hearts are a lightly crunchy vegetable harvested from the midst of the domesticated palm trees. They used to be a controversial ingredient, but now harvesting methods do not damage the trees and wild palm trees are being protected in many places. And palm hearts are so delicious! Here More on Hearts of Palm And the How to use it.
Where can you buy Hearts of Palm?
Most grocery stores sell Hearts of Palm, which are sold near olives and artichokes in cans and jars, but are often more expensive in a regular grocery store. you may Buy Palm Hearts on Amazon.com (Referral link) And sometimes you’ll find some that are a bit less expensive. (Amazon carried a couple of large jars like I liked so much at Costco, but they were definitely more of a bargain at Costco, or of course!)
How to prepare the salad:
(Scroll down for a complete recipe with nutritional information.)
- Palm hearts come in cans and jars and are usually sold near olives. Let palm hearts drain while slicing up the avocado.
- I used palm slices to make it easier to cut, but it is not difficult to cut it. If you have large chunks, cut the slices in half.
- Cut the green onions into thin slices (and chop cilantro if you are using them).
- Cut the avocado into small pieces and put 2 tablespoons of lemon juice on them.
- Mix avocado, lemon juice, palm slices, green onion slices, and chopped cilantro (if you use).
- Then add another tablespoon of lemon juice and season generously with salt. Enjoy!
- I can eat this over and over and never tire of it!
More palm heart salads to enjoy:
- Two 14-ounce cans of palm hearts (see notes)
- 2 avocados
- 2 T + 1 T freshly squeezed lemon juice (or more)
- 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh coriander (optional)
- 1/4 cup finely sliced green onions (or more if you don’t use cilantro)
- Sea salt, to taste, to season the final salad
- Drain the palm hearts in a colander placed in the sink, and allow them to dry well while cutting the avocados.
- Chop the avocado and stir with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. (Just use the bowl you are making the salad in.)
- Cut palm hearts into slices about 1/2 inch thick, and if the slices are large, cut in half to make half-moon shapes.
- Chop the green onions into thin slices and chop the cilantro if using it.
- Add palm slices, green onions, and chopped coriander (if used) to the avocado and stir gently until blended.
- Add the final spoonful of lemon juice (or more if desired) and season the salad well with sea salt.
- Serve immediately.
This will likely stay in the fridge for at least a day, but you probably won’t have anything left!
Palm hearts and avocados contain some carbs, but they are rich in fiber, low in net carbs.
Recipe from Sweepp With a slight adaptation by Kalyn.
Amount per serving: Calories: 150Total fat: 11 gramsSaturated fat: 2 gramsUnsaturated fats: 0 gramsUnsaturated fats: 8 gramsCholesterol: 0 mgsodium: 735 mgCarbohydrates: 13 gramsthe basic: 8 gramssugar: 1 gramprotein: 5 grams
Feed information is calculated automatically by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a dietitian and I cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, because so many variables affect these calculations.
Low-carb diet / low-glycemic diet / South Beach diet suggestions:
Palm Heart Salad and Avocado is a great salad for low-carb and low-blood sugar diets. All of the low-carb ingredients in this salad are great for the original South Beach Diet, but avocados are a finite food, so you should make this a South Beach side salad, especially for the first stage.
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Historical notes for this recipe:
This salad was first published in 2012. It has been updated with the recommendation that cilantro can be optional in 2021.