Posted by Calin Denny employment August 25, 2021
Heart Palm Salad with Tomatoes and Avocados has fresh lemon juice and can be made with or without cilantro. And hearts of palm are rich in fiber so they are low in net carbs!
Heart of palm salad with tomatoes and avocado The happy outcome was when I decided to make a tomato salad inspired by my favorite Heart of palm and avocado salad. This salad has all the good qualities of an inspiring salad, plus a few new ones of its own, and I love combining the beloved ingredients in a little different ways. If you are a fan of hearts of palm, I bet you will love this salad as much as I did, and if you have fresh garden tomatoes, this will make this delicious salad even better!
I tried this salad on a bunch of food blogger friends when I first came up with the recipe, and they all gave it a big thumbs up, which I think is a pretty good recommendation. And I recently updated the photos of this delicious salad, so I urge you to prepare it during the fresh tomato season. And while I rarely say it, this one is a blend I think cilantro is really 100% optional, so if you’re not too enthusiastic about cilantro, just leave it out.
You can serve this as a side salad, but I’d be happy to have a big bowl of this and call it lunch! And if you are a palm lover like me, check this out Low carb and keto salads with hearts of palm For more delicious salads.
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
- palm hearts (affiliate link)
- Avocado, cubed
- Fresh lemon juice, I used mine Fresh and frozen lemon juice
- grape tomato
- green onion
- Chopped cilantro, or use sliced green onions if you’re not a fan of cilantro
- sea salt to taste
What are palm hearts?
palm hearts (affiliate link) A lightly crunchy vegetable harvested from the midst of domesticated palm trees. It has been somewhat controversial, but newer harvesting methods do not damage the trees and wild palm trees are protected in many places. And hearts of palm are very delicious! Here More about Hearts of Palm And How to use it.
Where can you buy Hearts of Palm?
Most grocery stores sell Hearts of Palm, which is sold nearby with olives and artichokes in cans and jars, but it’s often more expensive in a regular grocery store. Could you Buy Hearts of the Palm on Amazon.com (Referral link) And sometimes you’ll find some that are a little less expensive. (Amazon even carries these two packs of big jars as I loved so much at Costco, but they were definitely more of a bargain at Costco, or of course!)
More salads with hearts of palm:
Tomato salad with hearts of palm, olives and feta ~ Calin’s Kitchen
Quinoa salad with tomatoes, hearts of palm and goat cheese ~ Aji’s Kitchen
Heart of palm and avocado salad From Kalin’s Kitchen
Salad of hearts of palm, artichoke, artichoke, butter and lettuce ~ This skinny chick can bake
Chicken salad with hearts of palm ~ Calin’s Kitchen
Tomato and hearts of palm salad From Foodie Crush
Shrimp salad with avocado, heart of palm, and feta cheese ~ Calin’s Kitchen
How to prepare the heart of palm salad with tomatoes and avocados:
(Scroll down for the full recipe with nutritional information.)
- palm hearts (affiliate link) It’s easy to find in a jar or can, sold near the olives.
- Put the hearts of palm in a colander and let it drain well. This was my first time buying pre-cut hearts from palm, but it worked well.
- While the hearts of palms are draining, chop the avocados and toss them with lemon juice.
- Cut the drained hearts of palm into slices (if needed) or if you are using hearts cut from the palm like I did, you may want to cut the slices in half.
- Cut the grape tomatoes in half to make one cup, or use fewer tomatoes if you prefer fewer carbohydrates.
- Thinly slice the green onions and chop the cilantro, if using. (When we took new photos for this, we left out the cilantro, but use some if you’re a fan.)
- Stir the hearts of palm, tomatoes, and chopped green onions with the avocado/lemon juice mixture, then add more lemon juice to taste. (I used 1 TB of lemon juice Fresh and frozen lemon juice for recipes like this.)
- Then add the chopped cilantro (if using it) and mix gently with the salad.
- Generously season the salad with salt.
- Try hard not to eat all the salad in one sitting!
One 14 oz. Jar hearts of palm, drained and sliced (see notes)
2 small avocados, cut into cubes
2 T + 1 T fresh lemon juice (or more)
1 cup small grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions (or more if not using cilantro)
1/2 cup chopped coriander (optional)
sea salt to taste
- Place the hearts of palm in a colander set in the sink and allow them to dry while you prepare the other ingredients.
- Cut the avocado into cubes, put in a bowl large enough to hold all the salad ingredients, and put in 2 tons of fresh lemon juice.
- Cut the hearts of palm into slices if necessary, and cut them in half if desired.
- Cut the tomatoes in half.
- Cut the green onions into strips and chop the cilantro (if using).
- Stir in hearts of palm, tomatoes, and green onions with the avocado/lemon juice mixture, then add more lemon juice to taste. (I added another tablespoon of lemon juice.)
- Season the salad generously with sea salt, then mix in the finely chopped cilantro (if using).
- I thought it was best to serve this right away, but recently a small dish of it has been buried in my fridge, and I’m still devouring it after it’s been in the fridge for days!
Amount per service:
Calories: 199Total fat: 15 gramsSaturated fat: 2 gramsUnsaturated fats: 0 gramsUnsaturated fats: 12 gramsCholesterol: 0 mgsodium: 579 mgCarbohydrates: 15 gramsthe basic: 10 gramssugar: 2 gramsprotein: 5 grams
Nutrition information is calculated automatically by the Recipe Plug-In I’m using. I am not a dietitian and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, as many variables affect these calculations.
Low carb diet/low glycemic diet/ South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Hearts of palm, tomatoes, and avocados contain some carbs, but they also contain fiber, so a heart of palm salad with tomatoes and avocados very low in net carbs would be good for low-carb, low-glycemic diet plans. Avocado is a limited food for the original South Beach Diet, but if you stick to a portion size of no more than a quarter of this salad as a serving, this will be close to the recommended amount of SBD.
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Historical notes for this recipe:
This recipe was first published in 2012. It has been updated with better photos and an option to delete the cilantro in 2021.