Heart of Palm and Avocado Salad with Cilantro
Heart of Palm and Avocado Salad with Cilantro is a vegan salad that’s so refreshing and amazingly good! This salad is one of the best reasons I know to splurge on hearts of palm!
This amazing Heart of Palm and Avocado Salad with Cilantro is what I’m recommending all of you should make the next time you want a tasty meatless lunch! Every now and then you come across a recipe that just knocks your socks off, and my nephew Jake and I went crazy over this simple salad with hearts of palm, avocado, lime, green onions, and cilantro.
In fact the recipe makes 4 side dish servings, but we finished all but a few spoonfuls of the salad right after we made it. The recipe came from my friend Suebob, who messaged it to me on Facebook along with a note saying she got it from a friend at Weight Watchers. Thanks Suebob; this is definitely something I’m going to be making over and over!
How to Make Heart of Palm and Avocado Salad with Cilantro:
(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)
- If you’re not familiar with hearts of palm, they come in cans and jars and are usually sold near the olives. Let the hearts of palm drain while you cut up the avocado.
- Cut the avocado into small pieces and toss with 2 T of lime juice. (If I had been smarter I would have done that in the bowl where I was making the salad and saved dirtying another dish!)
- When the hearts of palm are well-drained, slice them into pieces about 1/2 inch thick. If they break apart, break into rings. I also cut a few of the larger pieces in half.
- I used 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro and 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion. (You can substitute red onion for the green onion if you’d like.)
- Mix together the diced avocado with the lime juice, sliced hearts of palm, chopped cilantro, and sliced green onion.
- Then stir in 1 more tablespoon of lime juice and season generously with salt. Enjoy!
- I could eat this over and over and I’d never get tired of it!
More Low-Carb Salads with Hearts of Palm:
Kalyn’s Favorite Antipasto Salad ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Hearts of Palm Salad with Cucumber, Tomato, Parsley, and Lime ~ 5 Second Rule
Rich Salad with Hearts of Palm, Avocado, and Radicchio ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Hearts of Palm Salad ~ Leite’s Culinaria
Green Bean Salad with Hearts of Palm, Olives, Red Pepper, and Feta ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
- two 14 oz cans hearts of palm (see notes)
- 2 avocados
- 2 T + 1 T fresh-squeezed lime juice (or more)
- 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion (or chopped red onion)
- sea salt to taste for seasoning finished salad
- Drain the hearts of palm into a colander placed in the sink, and let them drain well while you cut the avocado.
- Dice avocado and toss with the 2 tablespoons of lime juice. (Just use the bowl you’re making the salad in.)
- Cut the hearts of palm into slices about 1/2 inch thick, breaking it apart into rings or cutting the larger slices in half if they don’t break apart.
- Chop cilantro and thinly slice green onion.
- Add the sliced hearts of palm, chopped cilantro, and sliced green onion to the avocado and stir gently to combine.
- Add the final tablespoon of lime juice (or a bit more if desired) and season the salad well with sea salt.
- Serve immediately.
This would probably keep in the fridge for at least one day, but you probably won’t have any left!
Hearts of Palm and avocados do have some carbs, but they are high in fiber so low in net carbs.
Recipe from Suebob with minor adaptation by Kalyn.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1103mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 12gSugar: 1gProtein: 8g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Vegan Heart of Palm and Avocado Salad with Lime, Green Onion, and Cilantro is a great salad for low-carb and low-glycemic diets. All the low-carb ingredients in this salad are great for the South Beach Diet, but avocados are a limited food so you should probably make this a side dish salad for South Beach, especially for Phase One.
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