Hearts of Palm Salad with Passion Fruit Dressing

Mild-tasting hearts of palm and avocado pair up for a delicious side-dish salad. The sweet-tart passion fruit dressing bestows an exotic tropical beat.

Hearts of Palm Salad with Passion Fruit Dressing
Servings: 6 Prep 15 mins


  • 1/2 cup grapeseed or olive oil
  • 1/4 cup passion fruit puree (such as Goya)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 shallot, peeled and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
  • 2 hearts of romaine lettuce, cut into 1-inch ribbons (about 12 cups total)
  • 6 hearts of palm, cut into 1/4-inch slices (from a 12-ounce can)
  • 2 Haas avocados
  • Fresh cracked black pepper, if desired

Make It

1. Place oil, passion fruit puree, lime juice, vinegar, sugar and salt in the bowl of a blender. Blend until well combined. Stir in shallot and parsley and set aside.

2. In a large salad bowl, mix the lettuce and hearts of palm.

3. Cut avocados in half, remove the pit and score the flesh into cubes with a knife. Scoop the avocados out with a spoon and add to the salad bowl.

4. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently. Finish with some fresh cracked black pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 313, Fat, total (g): 29, chol. (mg): , sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 14, fiber (g): 5, pro. (g): 4, sodium (mg): 278, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.