Fresh and Zesty Hearts of Palm Salad

Are you in search of a refreshing and colorful salad that’s great for any event? This Fresh and Zesty Hearts of Palm Salad is an excellent option. It pairs tender hearts of palm with juicy cherry tomatoes and a tangy lemon-Dijon dressing, making for a light yet satisfying dish. Easy to prepare, it serves wonderfully as a side dish or a light main course. Let’s delve into the steps to create this delightful salad!


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 (14-ounce) jars of hearts of palm, drained and sliced into ½-inch pieces
  • Take a pint of cherry or grape tomatoes and slice each one in half.


  1. Prepare the Dressing:
    • In a small bowl, mix together the extra-virgin olive oil, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and Dijon mustard until you have a smooth, well-blended dressing. Sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper according to your preference.
  2. Prepare the Salad:
    • Drain the hearts of palm and slice them into ½-inch thick pieces. Halve the cherry or grape tomatoes and place them in a large salad bowl.
  3. Combine Ingredients:
    • Add the sliced hearts of palm to the bowl with the tomatoes. Pour the prepared dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine, ensuring all the ingredients are evenly coated with the dressing.
  4. Season and Serve:
    • Taste the salad and adjust the seasoning with more salt and pepper if needed. Serve immediately for the freshest flavor, or refrigerate for a bit to allow the flavors to meld together.


This Fresh and Zesty Hearts of Palm Salad is a simple yet elegant dish that brings a burst of freshness to your table. The combination of creamy hearts of palm, juicy tomatoes, and the tangy lemon-Dijon dressing creates a delightful balance of flavors. Perfect for a quick lunch, a side dish at dinner, or a potluck contribution, this salad is sure to impress. Enjoy the vibrant flavors and the ease of preparation with this delicious recipe!