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Costa Rica Ensalada de palmito (Hearts of Palm Salad)

Course Salad
Cuisine Costa Rica
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author International Cuisine


  • 1 can or jar of Hearts of Palm
  • 2-3 cups of loose lettuce leaves
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 cup of cherry or grape tomatoes
  • For the dressing
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • Cracked black pepper and salt to taste


  • Drain the can or jar of hearts of palm, rinse and slice.
  • Peel and slice the cucumber and halve the cherry tomatoes.
  • Arrange the lettuce on a platter and top with the cucumber, tomatoes and hearts of palm.
  • Combine all remaining ingredients in a jar and shake well to combine. Drizzle over the salad and top with more chopped cilantro, to taste.