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Vegan Asparagus Salad for Spring with Tomatoes, Hearts of Palm, and Chives

I love the flavors in this Vegan Asparagus Salad for Spring with Tomatoes, Hearts of Palm, and Chives, and this tasty salad is low-carb, low-glycemic, gluten-free, dairy-free, meatless, Paleo, Whole 30, and South Beach Diet approved. Use Vegan Recipes to find more recipes like this one.

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Vegan Asparagus Salad for Spring with Tomatoes, Hearts of Palm, and Chives found on KalynsKitchen.com

I love to pull things out of the fridge or pantry and experiment to see what I can come up with, and this Vegan Asparagus Salad for Spring with Tomatoes, Hearts of Palm, and Chives started with the Hearts of Palm I was so excited to find back in stock at Costco. I had fresh asparagus in the fridge and chives growing in the garden, both of which seemed like they would be good with hearts of palm, and then I added a few of the small grape tomatoes I start buying in the spring when I’m craving the flavor of tomatoes.Mixed with a lemony vinaigrette, this salad was a great side dish for Herb Encrusted Grilled Salmon.  And when I can have an easy meal that includes hearts of palm, asparagus, and grilled salmon, I’m a happy camper.

I am still not 100% up to par after being so sick, but I didn’t want to miss posting something for Meatless Monday again this week, so I was glad this vegan salad turned out so well.

Vegan Asparagus Salad for Spring with Tomatoes, Hearts of Palm, and Chives found on KalynsKitchen.com

Remove a few large pieces of hearts of palm from the jar and let them drain.  (If you have a large jar from Costco, you can keep the rest in the fridge for a week or two, but keep the liquid in the jar.) Bring a pot of salted water to a boil while you slice asparagus into diagonal 1 1/2 inch pieces until you have about 2 cups. Cook the asparagus in the boiling water for 2-3 minutes, then drain immediately.

Whisk together the lemon juice, red wine vinegar, and Dijon and then whisk in the olive oil a little at a time to make the dressing. Then mix a few tablespoons of the dressing with the warm asparagus and let it sit while you prep the other ingredients. Slice the hearts of palm into 1/2 inch slices.  Break the slices apart into rings or cut them in half if they don’t separate.

Slice cherry tomatoes in half until you have a cup of sliced tomatoes. Gently mix the tomatoes and hearts of palm with the marinating asparagus, and add enough dressing to moisten the salad.  (You might not need all the dressing.) Wash the chives and then slice or snip into short pieces.  You can use green onions if you don’t have chives. Then gently mix in a handful of chopped chives, season with salt and fresh ground black pepper, and serve.

Make it a Meal:

Vegan Asparagus Salad for Spring would taste great with Spicy Vegan Peanut Butter Tofu for a low-carb vegan meal!

More Salad Recipes with Asparagus:

Salad with Asparagus, Cherry Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, and Feta from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Shaved Asparagus Salad with Balsamic Syrup and Almonds from Cookin’ Canuck
Farro Salad with Asparagus, Red Bell Pepper, and Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Spring Green Salad with Asparagus, Snow Peas,  Radishes, and Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette from Andrea Meyers

Vegan Asparagus Salad for Spring with Tomatoes, Hearts of Palm, and Chives

You’ll love the flavors in this Vegan Asparagus Salad for Spring with Tomatoes, Hearts of Palm, and Chives.

Ingredients:

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb. fresh asparagus spears, ends snapped off and cut into diagonal slices (2 cups sliced asparagus)
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced heart of palm (about 8 oz.)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup sliced chives or green onion
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 T fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 1/2 T extra-virgin olive oil

Directions:

  1. Remove about 8 oz. hearts of palm from the jar and put them in a colander to drain.
  2. Bring a medium pot of salted water to boil, adding a generous amount of salt to the water (slightly less than a teaspoon.)
  3. Snap one piece of asparagus to see where to trim off the woody ends, then trim other pieces to that same length.
  4. Cut asparagus on the diagonal into slices about 1 1/2 inches long.  (You should have about 2 cups, or a little more.)
  5. When the water comes to a boil, add the asparagus and cook 2-3 minutes (no longer; use a timer!)
  6. Drain asparagus into a colander.
  7. Mix together the lemon juice, red wine vinegar, and Dijon, and then whisk in the olive oil a little at a time to make the dressing.
  8. When the asparagus has drained put it in a bowl large enough to hold all the salad and add about 2 tablespoons of the dressing.
  9. Stir to coat the asparagus and let it marinate while you prep other ingredients.
  10. Slice the hearts of palm into 1/2 inch thick slices; then break the slices into rings or cut them in half if they don’t separate easily.
  11. Cut cherry tomatoes in half and slice the chives (or green onions.)
  12. Gently mix the hearts of palm and tomatoes in with the marinating asparagus and add enough dressing to moisten all the ingredients.  (You may not need all the dressing.)
  13. Gently mix in the chives, season salad to taste with salt and fresh ground black pepper, and serve.  (Remember that the asparagus was cooked in salted water, so this salad will not need too much salt.)
  14. I recommend only making as much of this as you can eat at one meal, because it did not keep that well in the refrigerator.

Notes:

Recipe created by Kalyn when she was delighted to find Hearts of Palm at Costco again.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Hearts of palm, asparagus, and tomatoes are all wonderfully low-glycemic ingredients, and this Vegan Asparagus Salad is a great choice for any phase of the South Beach Diet and other low-carb eating plans. The highest carbs here are in the cherry tomatoes, so if you’re trying to limit carbs go easy on those.

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    22 Comments on “Vegan Asparagus Salad for Spring with Tomatoes, Hearts of Palm, and Chives”

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  2. Delicious! I made this for dinner, and had it the next day for lunch. It kept fine, although the asparagus got a bit softer than I would prefer from sitting in the dressing. Not really any different from any other salad leftovers though.