Heart of Palm Salad

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This heart of palm salad with arugula, chicken, and hard-boiled eggs is an easy, flavorful main course for two people. It can easily be scaled up. It’s a refreshing and healthy main course salad recipe that we think you’ll love.

What is Heart of Palm?

Heart of palm is a vegetable that’s harvested from the center of a palm tree. They are typically cultivated in Central and South America, but some are harvested in Hawaii as well. They have a delicate flavor that resembles artichoke – there’s a little grassiness and creaminess. Heart of palm is a good source of fiber and protein and they are low in calories.


Why You’ll Love this Heart of Palm Salad

This salad is a great lunch or dinner main course – it’s a more filling salad due to the eggs and chicken. If you want a refreshing meal that’s healthy and full of flavor, this salad will hit the spot. It’s easy to pull together if you have pre-cooked or leftover chicken and hard-boiled eggs that are ready to go.


Ingredients You’ll Need for this Salad

You’ll need just a few ingredients to make this heart of palm salad recipe. We typically purchase pre-cooked hard-boiled eggs and cooked chicken breast to make this salad preparation quick. If you don’t have either pre-cooked, hard boil your eggs using this method and either poach or sauté your chicken breasts.

Here’s what you’ll need.

  • 4 cups arugula
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, halved
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded or diced
  • 1 cup heart of palm, cut into coins
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • optional – chive blossoms to garnish


How to Make this Salad Recipe

  1. Assemble to arugula, eggs, chicken, and heart of palm on a large salad platter. Scatter the chives and chive blossoms across the top. 
  2. Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Drizzle the vinaigrette across the salad and gently toss to combine. 
  4. Serve immediately. 

heart of palm salad in a bowl
heart of palm salad recipe in a bowl

More Main Course Salad Recipe to Try

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Enjoy this delicious heart of palm salad recipe.

Yield: 2 servings

Heart of Palm Salad

Heart of Palm Salad

This heart of palm salad with arugula, hard-boiled eggs, and chicken is a delicious main course salad recipe.

Prep Time 12 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups arugula
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, halved
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded or diced
  • 1 cup heart of palm, cut into coins
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • optional - chive blossoms to garnish

Instructions

  1. Assemble to arugula, eggs, chicken, and heart of palm on a large salad platter. Scatter the chives and chive blossoms across the top. 
  2. Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Drizzle the vinaigrette across the salad and gently toss to combine. 
  4. Serve immediately. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 444Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 369mgSodium: 1552mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 45g

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