Posted by Calin Denny On May 31, 2021
I love the low carb asparagus and tomato salad with hearts of palm, and if you haven’t tried hearts of palm, they really are amazing in salads!
I like to take things out of the fridge or pantry and do experiments to see what I can come up with, and this Asparagus and tomato salad with hearts of palm I started with Hearts of Palm which is one of my favorite salad ingredients. I also have fresh asparagus in the fridge and garden-grown chives, although you can definitely use green onions if that’s what you have on hand. I added a few small grape tomatoes which I started buying in the spring when I crave the flavor of the tomatoes.
Mixed with a sour vinaigrette, this salad would make a great side dish Grilled chicken breastOr anything cooked on the grill! And when I can have an easy meal that includes hearts of palm, asparagus, and grilled salmon, I’m happy.
What are palm hearts?
palm hearts (affiliate link) A lightly crunchy vegetable harvested from the midst of domesticated palm trees. It has been somewhat controversial, but newer harvesting methods do not harm the trees and wild palm trees are protected in many places. And hearts of palm are very delicious! Here More about Hearts of Palm And the How to use it.
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
- Fresh asparagus spears
- sliced palm hearts (affiliate link)
- cherry tomatoes
- Sliced chives or green onions (optional)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Fresh lemon juice (I was using Fresh and frozen lemon juice)
- red wine vinegar
- Dijon Mustard
- Extra virgin olive oil
How to make this salad:
(Scroll down for the full printable recipe, including nutritional information.)
- Removal palm hearts (affiliate link) from the jar and allow them to dry.
- Bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil while chopping the asparagus into 1 1/2-inch diagonal pieces until you have about 2 cups.
- Cook asparagus in boiling water for 2-3 minutes, then drain immediately.
- Whisk together the lemon juice, red wine vinegar, and Dijon, then whisk in the olive oil a little at a time to make the sauce.
- Then mix a few tablespoons of the sauce with the warm asparagus and leave it while you prepare the other ingredients.
- Cut hearts of palm into 1/2-inch strips. Divide the fillets into rings or cut them in half if they don’t separate.
- Cut the cherry tomatoes in half until you have a cup of diced tomatoes.
- Gently toss the tomatoes and hearts of palm with the seasoned asparagus, adding just enough dressing to moisten the salad. (You may not need all the seasoning.)
- Wash the chives if necessary (or use green onions) and chop them into short pieces.
- Then gently mix in the chopped chives, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, and serve.
Make it a low carb meal:
This asparagus salad will taste great Low carb roast chicken دجاجAnd the Grilled steak with olive sauce, or Grilled sausage and pepper! You can serve with Vegan Peanut Butter Spicy Tofu Low carb vegetarian meal!
More asparagus salad recipes:
Asparagus salad with cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives and feta cheese From Kalin’s Kitchen
Asparagus salad with balsamic syrup and almonds From Cookin’ Canuck
Spring green salad with asparagus, peas, radish and Dijon honey vinegar From Andrea Myers
- 1/2 pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed edges and sliced diagonally شرائح
- 1 1/2 cups heart slices of palm
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
- 1/4 cup chopped chives or green onions
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1 1/2 T fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp. red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
- 2 1/2 tons extra virgin olive oil
- Remove about 8 oz. Palm hearts from the jar and put in a colander to drain.
- Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil, adding plenty of salt to the water (just under a teaspoon).
- Pick up one piece of asparagus to see where to trim the woody ends, then cut the other pieces to the same length.
- Cut the asparagus on the diagonal into 1 1/2-inch strips. (You should have two cups or a little more.)
- When the water boils, add the asparagus and cook for 2-3 minutes (no longer, use a timer!)
- Drain the asparagus in a colander.
- Mix lemon juice, red wine vinegar, and Dijon, whisking in the olive oil a little at a time to make the sauce.
- When the asparagus is dry, place it in a bowl large enough to hold all of the salad and add about 2 tablespoons of the dressing.
- Stir to coat the asparagus and leave it to marinate while you prepare the other ingredients.
- Cut hearts of palm into 1/2-inch-thick slices; Then slice the slices into rings or cut them in half if they don’t come apart easily.
- Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and chop the chives (or green onions).
- Gently toss the hearts of palm and tomatoes with the seasoned asparagus and add just enough sauce to moisten all ingredients. (You may not need all the dressings.)
- Gently mix in the chives, season the salad to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper and serve. (Remember that asparagus has been cooked in brine, so this salad won’t need much salt.)
- I only recommend making as much of this as possible in one serving, because it didn’t keep that well in the fridge.
The recipe created by Kalyn when she was thrilled to find Hearts of Palm at Costco once again.
Amount per service: Calories: 115Total fat: 9 gramsSaturated fat: 1 gramUnsaturated fats: 7 gramsCholesterol: 0 mgsodium: 423 mgCarbohydrates: 8 gramsthe basic: 3 gramssugar: 2 gramsprotein: 3 grams
Nutrition information is calculated automatically by the Recipe Plug-In I’m using. I am not a dietitian and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, as many variables affect these calculations.
Low Carb Diet / Low Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Hearts of palm, asparagus and tomatoes are all wonderful Low blood sugar Ingredients, vegan asparagus salad is a great choice for any stage of the South Beach Diet and other low-carb eating plans. The highest carbs here are in cherry tomatoes, so if you’re trying to limit carbs, there’s no need.
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Historical notes for this recipe:
This recipe was first published in 2012. Since then I’ve made it every summer, and the recipe has been updated with better pictures in 2021.