Today I am so excited to share this recipe with you! It is probably one of the best meals I’ve created so far in this 5 1/2 years vegan. Besides being extremely healthy compared to a traditional tuna salad, it is so delicious and flavorful, all my non vegan friends, family and even patients have absolutely loved it (and I hope you do too!).
Gastrawnomica’s Heart of Palm VEGAN “Tuna” Salad
1 can hearts of palm, drained (or fresh if you find available)
1/3 cup chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
2 celery sticks, finely chopped
1 tsp dulse flakes or other seaweed flakes
1/4 cup soaked raw cashews (for 3-4 hrs)
1/2 cup water
1/2 lime juice
Sea salt to taste
Put your hearts of palm on a food processor or vitamix until you have a tuna-like consistency. You don’t have to blend too much.
Transfer to a medium bowl and add the rest of the ingredients except for cashew cream. Mix and let it sit while you prepare the cream.
Using a high speed blender, blend all the cream ingredients until you have a very creamy consistency. You might need to add more or less than 1/2 cup, depending on the nuts your using. Make sure it isn’t too watery or too thick, you want a creamy and rich consistency, mayonnaise-like.
Transfer cream to salad and mix well. Add only as much cream as you want to, with 2 large Tbsp it will cover most of the salad, so add little by little as needed.
Let it sit on the fridge for 10-15 minutes, so it can absorb the flavors and serve with your favorite baked corn tostadas, chips or make lettuce tacos with it!
So yummy and versatile, no one will know is VEGAN!
If you wish to watch the step-by-step video here’s the link:
Hope you like it and please let me know what you think leaving me a comment or sharing your photo on Instagram or Facebook and tagging me @gastrawnomica.
Talk to you soon!