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Hearts of Palm Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time15 mins

This salad is perfect to serve as an appetizer, but is also hearty enough for lunch or even a light dinner. Add salmon for a twist!

Hearts of Palm Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

 1 ripe avocado
 2 tbsp mayonnaise made with olive oil
 Zest and juice of 1 lime
 2 tbsp Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 2 (14oz) cans hearts of palm, drained, rinsed, and sliced into 1/2 thick slices
 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
 4 scallions, thinly sliced
 Kosher salt
 Freshly ground black pepper
 Butter lettuce leaves or endive leaves
 Pomegranate seeds and chopped parsley for garnish

Pulse avocado, mayonnaise, lime zest and juice, and EVOO in a food processor or blender until it becomes a creamy and thick puree. Make ahead tip: place in a jar or covered container and store in the fridge for up to two days.


Toss hearts of palm, celery, and scallions in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.


Divide the hearts of palm mixture between lettuce cups and drizzle with avocado dressing. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and chopped flat-leaf parsley as desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4