This Vegan Tuna Salad is made with hearts of palm (without chickpeas) and includes all the classic ingredients of traditional tuna salad. Vegan, plant-based and full of flavor, this healthy flavorful salad can be turned into wraps or sandwiches!
Every day you play with the light of the universe.~ Pablo Neruda
Need a quick, healthy lunch? This Vegan Tuna Salad is full of amazing flavor and can be made in 15 minutes flat- and the best part? It’s totally plant-based. Don’t have hearts of palm? Feel free to swap out jackfruit, or use a mix of both if you like! The salad keeps 3-4 days in the fridge and makes enough for 3-4 hearty sandwiches or wraps.
Going low carb? Mound it in an avocado- always a delicious option!
What is Hearts of Palm?
Hearts of Palm is harvested from the core of the buds of various types of palm trees, depending on the location. In Southeast Asia, they are often harvested from coconut trees, and in Central and South America, they are harvested from juçara palms and açaí palms. Once harvested, they are canned and preserved in a brine. They are tender, mild in taste, and can be found in the grocery store aisle near the jarred artichoke hearts.
Health Benefits of Heart of Palm
- high in fiber
- high in vitamins and minerals
- good source of protein
- low in calories
Vegan Tuna Salad Ingredients:
- hearts of palm or jackfruit
- celery or fennel bulb
- red onion or green onion
- fresh herbs- parsley, dill or cilantro or a combo!
- pickles, sweet pickle relish, or capers
- mayo or vegan mayo
- whole grain mustard
- salt and pepper
- optional additions: dulse flakes, lemon zest or chili flakes
How to make Vegan Tuna Salad:
- Drain the Hearts of Palm and cut them into small pieces.
2. Place the hearts of palm along with the remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine.
3. Season with salt and pepper.
The Hearts of Palm Tuna Salad is herby, fresh and full of so much flavor. To elevate add dusle flakes or lemon zest!
Build your sandwiches or make wraps!
Toast your bread- here I’m using a seeded wholegrain sourdough loaf which I will share soon!
Mound the toasted bread with a scoop of Vegan Tuna Salad.
This recipe makes 3-4 sandwiches or wraps.
Top with avocado slices if you like and fresh homemade microgreens.
Keep it open-faced or add the top-up to you!
This Hearts of Palm Tuna Salad is such a delicious alternative to traditional tuna salad- made without chickpeas and you won’t even miss the fish!
Hope you are having a fun, light-filled week.
More recipes you may like!
- Hearts of Palm Ceviche
- Jackfruit Tacos (Vegan!)
- Vegan Jackfruit Bulgogi Bowl
- Herby Chickpea Salad Sandwich
- Vegan Chickpea Salad Sliders with Herbs, Capers and Arugula