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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!

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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!

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How to Make Heart of Palm and Avocado Salad with Cilantro:

(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. 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.
  2. 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!)
  3. 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.
  4. 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.)
  5. Mix together the diced avocado with the lime juice, sliced hearts of palm, chopped cilantro, and sliced green onion.
  6. Then stir in 1 more tablespoon of lime juice and season generously with salt. Enjoy!
  7. 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

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Heart of Palm and Avocado Salad with Cilantro

Yield 4 side dishes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Heart of Palm and Avocado Salad with Lime Cilantro is an amazing combination of flavors, and if you haven't had hearts of palm this salad is a good reason to try them.


  • 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


  1. Drain the hearts of palm into a colander placed in the sink, and let them drain well while you cut the avocado.
  2. Dice avocado and toss with the 2 tablespoons of lime juice.  (Just use the bowl you’re making the salad in.)
  3. 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.
  4. Chop cilantro and thinly slice green onion.
  5. Add the sliced hearts of palm, chopped cilantro, and sliced green onion to the avocado and stir gently to combine.
  6. Add the final tablespoon of lime juice (or a bit more if desired) and season the salad well with sea salt.
  7. 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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


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.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

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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    20 Comments on “Heart of Palm and Avocado Salad with Cilantro”

  1. Bridget, welcome, and so glad you like it!

  2. I just made this salad. I added 1/2 a seeded jalapeño. It is wonderful. So fresh. So green. So alive. Thanks. I just discovered your site-I am so excited to try your dishes.

  3. Glad you liked it!

  4. I found your recipe on pinterest and made it tonight. It was so delicious and easy. Love a quick healthy recipe. Thanks, and I have a new blog to follow (yay!)

  5. I'm eating a bowl of this right now!!! Soooo tasty!!! I didn't have lime, but I had lemon. Still wonderful!

  6. Looks wonderful. We enjoy both heart of palm and avocado; never tried them together. We will give this recipe a try. Thanks.

  7. I love heart of palm. This salad looks totally yummy. Such fresh, vibrant flavors! 🙂


  8. What a great combination for a salad! I have not had hearts of palm in awhile, but need to grab some 🙂

  9. I think we have discussed this before. I LOVE HEARTS OF PALM

  10. I love hearts of palm, and I'm sure that this is a salad that I would just devour. Thanks for linking up my salad!

  11. Jamie, I agree that there are lots of things that could be added to this (tomatoes, olives, jicama, artichoke hearts, and on and on.) Love the lime and cilantro combination.

    Diane, glad you are enjoying the blog, and thanks for all the pins!

    Dara, Jake and I could barely stop eating it!

    Laura, thanks. Hope you do get to try it.

  12. I have only had hearts of palm a few times in my life. Your gorgeous salad makes me want to go out and try them right now!

  13. This is such an interesting and inventive combination of flavors and I truly can't wait to try this out for lunch this week!

  14. I've been reading your blog for awhile now, have never commented, but I wanted to take a moment to pop in today and say THANK YOU for all the wonderful recipes that you share (I've pinned tons of them!) You take wonderful pictures too, which I really appreciate 🙂

  15. Kalyn, this is so simple yet the flavor must be amazing! I am such a cilantro freak and paired with lemon or lime is heaven. What's fabulous about this is that the lime, green onions and cilantro (and yum avocado) as a base one could really add so many things to this great salad. Love it!

  16. Jenny, the mild flavor of the hearts of palm goes well with the kick of the lime juice.

    Joanne, you must try them! So low in calories and so good!

    Thanks TW! Loved this!

    Maria, me too. I'm glad they are healthy!

  17. I love this salad. Anything with avocado wins me over!

  18. I can practically taste the salad from the photos – what a vivid green!

  19. So…I've actually NEVER had hearts of palm…but all that green is making me think that it's about time I try it in the form of this salad! A salad that vibrant has to be delicious!

  20. I've only tried hearts of palm once. They were plain, but still very good. I can only imagine how great this would taste! Thanks for a great recipe.