web analytics

Heart of Palm Salad with Tomato, Avocado, and Lime (with or without Cilantro)

I love hearts of palm, and this Heart of Palm Salad with Tomato, Avocado, and Lime is delicious with or without Cilantro. And this tasty vegan salad is also gluten-free, Paleo, Whole 30, low-carb, and South Beach Diet friendly. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

Click here to PIN this tasty salad so you can make it later!

Heart of Palm Salad with Tomato, Avocado, and Lime (with or without Cilantro) found on KalynsKitchen.com

I love combining beloved ingredients in slightly different ways, and this Heart of Palm Salad with Tomato, Avocado, Cilantro, and Lime was the happy result when I arranged a marriage between my favorite Vegan Heart of Palm and Avocado Salad and Colorful Tomato Salad with Hearts of Palm. This offspring salad had all the good qualities of the parents, plus some new qualities of its own!

I tried this salad experiment out on a bunch of food blogging friends, and they all gave it a big thumbs up, which I think is a pretty good recommendation.  And although I rarely say it, this combination is one where I think the cilantro is really 100% optional, so if you can’t get too excited about cilantro, just leave it out.

Of course this lovely vegan salad is my Meatless Monday post for this coming week, which I’m posting on Sunday in case anyone wants to try it out on Monday.  You could serve this as a side salad, but I’d happily eat a big bowl of this and call it lunch!  (You can find more meatless recipes by using the label Meatless Monday or checking Vegetarian Recipes in the recipe index.  For more Meatless Monday ideas from other bloggers, check Meatless Monday at BlogHer, where I write a weekly post spotlighting one of the fabulous meatless recipe ideas I find around the web.)

Heart of Palm Salad with Tomato, Avocado, and Lime (with or without Cilantro) found on KalynsKitchen.com

Put the hearts of palm into a colander and let them drain well.

Heart of Palm Salad with Tomato, Avocado, and Lime (with or without Cilantro) found on KalynsKitchen.com

While the palm hearts drain, cut up the avocados and toss them with 2 T lime juice.

Heart of Palm Salad with Tomato, Avocado, and Lime (with or without Cilantro) found on KalynsKitchen.com
Cut the drained hearts of palm into slices and separate into rings.   (The ends of the stalk may not separate, so just cut them into halves.)

Heart of Palm Salad with Tomato, Avocado, and Lime (with or without Cilantro) found on KalynsKitchen.com

Cut grape tomatoes in half to make 1 cup.

Heart of Palm Salad with Tomato, Avocado, and Lime (with or without Cilantro) found on KalynsKitchen.com

Thinly slice the red onion and chop the cilantro.  (If you’re skipping the cilantro, I might use a little more sliced green onion.)

Heart of Palm Salad with Tomato, Avocado, and Lime (with or without Cilantro) found on KalynsKitchen.com
Toss the hearts of palm, tomatoes, and sliced green onions with the avocado/lime juice mixture, and then add as much more lime juice as desired.  (I used 1 T more lime juice.  (I use my fresh-frozen lime juice for recipes like this.)  Season the salad generously with salt.

Heart of Palm Salad with Tomato, Avocado, and Lime (with or without Cilantro) found on KalynsKitchen.com

Then toss in the chopped avocado and gently combine with the salad. Try hard not to eat all the salad in one sitting!

Heart of Palm Salad with Tomato, Avocado, and Lime (with or without Cilantro)
(Makes about 4 servings; recipe created by Kalyn by combining two beloved heart of palm salads.)

Ingredients:
1 can (15 oz.) hearts of palm (or half of a 25 oz. jar), drained and cut into slices
2 small avocados, diced
2 T + 1 T fresh squeezed lime juice
(I use my fresh-frozen lime juice for recipes like this.)
1 cup small grape tomatoes, cut in half
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion (or more if not using cilantro)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro (optional)
sea salt to taste

Instructions:

Put palm hearts into a colander placed in the sink and let them drain while you prep other ingredients.  Dice avocados, put them in a bowl large enough to hold all the salad ingredients, and toss with 2 T of fresh lime juice.

Slice the hearts of palm and separate into rings (or cut in half if they don’t separate easily.)  Cut the grape tomatoes into half.  Slice the green onions and chop the cilantro (if using.)

Toss the hearts of palm, tomatoes, and green onions with the avocado/lime juice mixture, then add more lime juice to taste.  (I added another tablespoon of lime juice.)   Season the salad generously with sea salt and then gently mix in the chopped cilantro (if using.)  

I thought this was best served right away, but recently a small dish of it got buried in my fridge, and I still gobbled it up after it had been in the fridge for several days! 

Click Here for Printer Friendly Recipe

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:

This tasty salad would be good for most low-carb and low-glycemic diet plans. Avocados are a limited food for the South Beach Diet, but if you stick with portion size of not more than one-fourth of this salad as a serving, this would be fine.  

Find More Recipes Like This One:

Use the Recipes by Diet Type photo index pages to find more recipes suitable for a specific eating plan. You might also like to Follow Kalyn’s Kitchen on Pinterest to see all the good recipes I’m sharing there.

Nutritional Information?

If you want nutritional information for a recipe, you can sign up for a free membership with Yummly and use the Yum button on my site to save the recipe and see the nutritional information. Another option is entering the recipe into this Recipe Nutrition Analyzer, which will calculate it for you.

More Lovely Salads with Hearts of Palm:
Tomato, Hearts of Palm Salad, Olive, and Feta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Toasted Garlicky Quinoa Salad with Tomatoes, Hearts of Palm, and Goat Cheese ~ Aggie’s Kitchen

Vegan Heart of Palm and Avocado Salad with Lime, Green Onion, and Cilantro from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Hearts of Palm, Artichoke, Artichoke, and Butter Lettuce Salad ~ That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Chicken Salad with Mustard, Hearts of Palm, and Olives ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Tomato and Hearts of Palm Salad from Foodie Crush

Lemony Shrimp Salad with Avocado, Heart of Palm, and Feta ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Heart of Palm Salad with Tomato, Avocado, and Lime (with or without Cilantro) found on KalynsKitchen.com
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

14 comments on “Heart of Palm Salad with Tomato, Avocado, and Lime (with or without Cilantro)”

  1. Love the combination of flavors and colors in this salad, and I can just imagine the lime dressing that makes it sparkle. Isn't it fun when you take something old and make something completely new out of it?

  2. I think I will like this one. I do love heart of palm and avocados. Thank you.

  3. I know i say this every time you post something like this but, I can't believe I've never tried hearts of palm! Crazy and weird and just wrong of me!

  4. WITH cilantro please! I love hearts of palm. I always add them to lettuce salads. Never thought to actually feature them in a salad without lettuce. Thanks!

  5. I was just raving to my sister about this salad, and I can't wait to make it now!!

  6. This looks wonderful. I have never tried heart of palm, but all the other ingredients are things I love so I suspect I will love the heart of palm too. Definitely on my next shopping list.

  7. A fabulous salad! That combination is awesome. I am such a big fan of palm hearts.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  8. So glad everyone is liking this! I agree, with cilantro for me. And Rosa I share your love for palm hearts!

  9. I can personally attest the deliciousness of this salad. The cilantro and lime really make it! Another great dish, Kalyn!!

  10. Thanks Kelley; I am excited to make it again soon!

  11. I made this for dinner tonight with mint to replace the cilantro, because it's what I had on hand. Also used one avocado instead of two, since it's just me and I didn't want the leftovers to go overly brown before lunch tomorrow. Mint-lime-avocado is my new favorite combination. Thanks for sharing, Kalyn!

  12. This was really good! Thanks for sharing. I couldn't find hearts of palm so I used artichoke hearts and really liked it.

  13. This looks delicious and is definitely going on my "must try" list (WITH cilantro)! I love hearts of palm and always add them to my lentil salad����

Leave a comment »