10 Hearts of Palm Recipes

If you’re at the beginning of your journey to becoming vegan, you might feel overwhelmed by all the different options that are available to you.

There’s a whole realm of vegan-friendly recipes, and today we will expand it even more with various hearts of palm recipes.

If you’re not sure what the hearts of palm are and how to prepare them, don’t worry. You’ll find all the answers and many fantastic recipes below!

What Are Hearts of Palm?

Hearts of palm is a vegetable that is sourced from palm trees. It can be found in the inner core of the trees, most commonly – coconut trees. This vegetable resembles asparagus spears, but it’s white and thicker than asparagus.

Most importantly, it’s a superfood filled with fiber, vitamins B2, B6, and C, and potassium.

Canned hearts of palm are easy to find in many supermarkets or online. So if you haven’t tried it, this is your sign to change that.Here are our favorite hearts of palm recipes that will make you the biggest hearts of palm enthusiast.

1. Vegan Hearts of Palm Ceviche

This vegan ceviche is made with lime, red onion, and love. It’s a twist on the classic ceviche that is made with fish “cooked” in citrus juice.

Traditionally Peruvian dish gained some popularity over the years, and now its vegan version, made with hearts of palm, wins the taste buds of people worldwide.

Vegan ceviche with hearts of palm is really easy to make – all you need is limes, canned hearts of palm, avocado, red onion, jalapeños, cherry tomatoes and salt.

The prep time is rather short, as all you have to do is chop the veggies and put them in a bowl. Mix the ingredients and eat up.

2. Hearts Of Palm Tacos

It’s easy to love tacos. There are numerous variations of this dish, many of which are completely meatless.

If you’re interested in delicious hearts of palm tacos, we’ve got the best recipe for you.

You will need ingredients such as canned hearts of palm, flour, and bread crumbs, as well as oil for frying. These tacos go great with Chipotle Baja Sauce which you can prepare from scratch, and sliced cabbage.

Hearts of palm tacos are crunchy, tasty and unforgettable. We’re sure they’ll be the main star of every friend gathering.

3. Hearts of Palm Salad with Avocado

The best thing about salads is that you can customize them to fit your current food preferences as well as the contents of your fridge.

The best thing about this heart of palm salad with avocado is that it tastes out of this world while still being a healthy option.

It’s super easy to make with only nine ingredients plus spices. Mayonnaise dressing is optional, but we would recommend it if you want to add a little bit of dimension to the flavors of the dish.

Overall, it’s a great option for a stand-alone meal or an appetizer.

4. Vegan Lobster Rolls

Fresh, heavenly-tasting vegan lobster rolls can steal your heart in a matter of seconds.

Seafood is beloved for a reason, and this reason is its incredible taste. But vegan alternatives are not far behind, and this lobster rolls with hearts of palm recipe is proof of that.

Some ingredients you will need to make the rolls are chopped canned hearts of palm, Old Bay seasoning, olive oil and veggies like onions, paprika, celery, lemon juice, and vegan mayo.

To achieve the best flavor, it’s good to marinate the vegetables for one day. The rolls are gluten-free, and you can serve them with bread or as a salad.

5. Hearts of Palm Pasta with Spinach Sauce

Pasta is universally loved, and it’s not surprising. It’s easy to make, very fulfilling and can be paired with various ingredients.

To make this pasta with spinach sauce, you will need a handful of ingredients, including garlic, chopped spinach, hearts of palm pasta, olive oil, red pepper, cream cheese, seasoning, and parmesan cheese.

The preparation is also straightforward. It takes only around 30 minutes to prepare. The sauce can be done in one pan, and you only need to cook the pasta separately.

And if you want to make it vegan, swap dairy ingredients to their vegan alternatives.

6. Vegan Crab Cakes

Those who thought life couldn’t get any better may change their minds after tasting these vegan hearts of palm crab cakes. They are gluten-free, made with very few ingredients and can be baked or fried – depending on your preferences.

All you need are hearts of palm, the Old Bay seasoning, mayo, green onions and panko crumbs.

Formed crab cakes can be baked in the oven, or you can use your frying pan to give them that crispy texture. Fry them until they get lightly browned – you want to give them a golden color, so keeping them on medium heat is preferable.

These vegan crab cakes will make every food lover very happy.

7. Hearts of Palm Soup

Fans of delicious appetizers will be glad to learn this hearts of palm recipe for a delicate, creamy soup.

This recipe came to us from Brazil, and it’s an amazing entree dish that can be consumed on its own as well. A common thread in our hearts of palm recipes is that their prep time is relatively short, and this soup is no exception.

You can make the entire dish in under half an hour. The cooking process takes the longest – after that, all you need to do is blend hearts of palm with other ingredients to a smooth cream.

It’s fresh, quick and flavorful – everything we love about food!

8. Hearts of Palm Vegan Barbecue Sandwiches

If hearts of palm soup is our first course, vegan barbecue sandwiches can be the main dish.

For a long time now, we have known that you don’t have to quit eating what you love just because you’re vegan. In contrast – you can discover a whole new world of flavors while still enjoying alternatives to dishes that are traditionally served with meat.

These hearts of palm vegan barbecue sandwiches are very good at imitating the taste of authentic barbecue food. Although the texture of hearts of palm chop is not exactly the same as pork, the flavor makes up for it.

It’s also worth mentioning that this is a healthier alternative to sandwiches with meat. Hearts of palm are packed with fiber, Vitamin C and other nutrients, so it’s a solid choice for those who like to eat well.

9. Hearts of Palm Dip

Hearts of palm taste very neutral, so it’s a perfect vegetable to use in a dip.

This recipe for hearts of palm dip includes lime zest and freshly squeezed lime juice, which makes it incredibly fresh – perfect for spring and summer. You will also need olive oil, garlic and spices.

If you feel like it, you can also add some greenery, like cilantro.

Of course, the preparation part is incredibly simple. To make this dip, you must blend all the ingredients in a blender.

Ready in under ten minutes, this is a perfect addition to all your meals and works as a side dish as well.

10. Vegan Ceviche with Mango

We’re closing this list as we started it – with vegan ceviche!

This hearts of palm recipe for ceviche with mango will make an impression on you, trust us. It’s really effortless to make as well, so if you’re not feeling like an avid cook, this one might be perfect for you.

You will need canned hearts of palm, avocado, red mango, chile pepper, and lime for zest or a little bit of lemon juice.

All the different flavors, from saltiness and spiciness to sweetness, work amazingly together. And hearts of palm are great at imitating seafood, so you really couldn’t ask for a better alternative for fish.

Try Your Favorite Hearts of Palm Recipes

There are a lot of directions where you can take this ingredient, so anyone can find something tasty to prepare. And what’s best is that most of these recipes are straightforward and can be accomplished in 30 minutes or less. Discover more recipes in our Recipes tab and see how you can change simple ingredients into amazing dishes!

Hearts of Palm Pasta with Creamy Spinach Sauce + More

It's hard to believe how delicious this recipe is! You'll only need a couple of simple ingredients to make this mouth-watering dish. The incredible combo of the hearts of palm pasta and the rich, creamy spinach sauce makes this dish a real winner! Plus, this vegetarian (or vegan) dish is supper-easy to prepare and is ready to chow down on in under 30 minutes.
This is a dish you don't want to miss! It's the perfect low-carb and gluten-free dinner that's certain to satisfy even the most ravenous meat-eaters. It's an excellent option for those entering the vegetarian or vegan lifestyle or those who wish to enjoy a meatless meal every so often.
This is a hearty meatless meal that's perfect for any occasion. Whether it's a warm summer night or a cold winter evening, this meal will fill you up without leaving you feeling weighed down. Plus, it's a reasonably healthy option that celebrates the deliciousness of spinach. Popeye, the Sailor, would certainly approve!
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 463 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 24 Oz hearts of palm pasta rinsed and drained
  • 16 Oz fresh baby spinach chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 Oz cream cheese sliced into cubes
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • ¼ – ½ Tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 Tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • Tsp Ground nutmeg
  • Pepper and salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the heart of palm noodles inside a colander. Shake the colander to dry the seats of palm pasta while you start on your spinach pasta sauce.
  • Using a large sauté pan, place the skillet over medium heat. Add in the garlic and olive oil, sautéing your garlic for about 1-2 minutes, and roughly chop your spinach.
  • Add spinach to the pan and stir. Add just a few handfuls at a time, allowing the spinach to begin wilting. After all the spinach is in your pan, add the milk, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, crushed red pepper, ground nutmeg, and dried Italian seasoning.
  • Allow the sauce to simmer for about 5 minutes while stirring until the sauce begins to thicken into the consistency of "heavy cream."
  • Now stir in the hearts of palm pasta and allow everything to simmer for about 1-2 minutes or until the noodles are warmed up. Serve with a few more sprinkles of Parmesan cheese.

Notes

You can use vegetarian pasta for a grain-free, low-carb option.
You can also use plant-based cheeses and milk to create a completely vegan version of this recipe.
You can also add your favorite mushrooms to the recipe, sautéing them with your garlic and olive oil. Add a few more minutes to that process until the mushrooms are soft and well-cooked.
Other ingredients, such as onion, bell peppers, zucchini, and crushed tomatoes, can add more flavor.
Experimenting with different cheeses, such as Mascarpone, Ricotta, and Parmigiano-Reggiano, can also open up new and exciting avenues.

Nutrition

Calories: 463kcalCarbohydrates: 57gCholesterol: 48mg
Keyword hearts of palm pasta with creamy spinach sauce, hearts of palm recipes
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are some popular salad recipes using hearts of palm?

Hearts of palm are a versatile ingredient in salads. You can try a classic hearts of palm salad with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and avocado with a light vinaigrette dressing. Another option is a hearts of palm and quinoa salad with red onion, bell pepper, and a citrus dressing.

How do I air fry hearts of palm?

To air fry hearts of palm, first, cut them into rounds or strips and coat them lightly with olive oil. Then, season with salt, pepper, and any desired herbs or spices. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F and cook the hearts of palm for about 10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through to ensure even cooking.

What are some simple ways to prepare hearts of palm?

Simple preparation methods for hearts of palm include sautéing in olive oil with garlic and onions, adding them to a stir-fry with your favorite vegetables, or tossing them in a pasta dish. They can also be added to a simple dip or spread made from cream cheese or hummus for an extra flavor boost.

What are the side effects of consuming hearts of palm?

Hearts of palm are generally safe to consume and are low in calories. However, if you have an allergy to latex, be cautious, as they contain a small amount of a natural latex substance. Overconsumption may lead to bloating or gastrointestinal discomfort due to the fiber content.

What are some appetizer ideas using hearts of palm?

You can create delicious appetizers with hearts of palm, such as skewers with cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, and mozzarella cheese. Another idea is to stuff hearts of palm with a mixture of cream cheese, garlic, and herbs, then wrap them in prosciutto or thinly sliced cucumbers.

How can I make crispy hearts of palm dishes?

For a crispy dish, try making hearts of palm “fries” by cutting them into thin strips, coating them in seasoned flour, dipping them in egg, and then rolling them in breadcrumbs. You can either air fry them at 400°F for about 10 minutes or bake them in the oven at 425°F for 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway to ensure even crisping. Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce!

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