#BaptistHealthy Easy Eats: Heart of Palm Salad

Prized for its culinary versatility, heart of palm is both refreshing and filling, and may help prevent overeating.  Served as an appetizer or side dish, this vegan recipe is healthy, low in calories, inexpensive and convenient to add to salads, any meals, or enjoyed as a healthy snack

Heart of Palm Salad

(Makes 2 servings)


  • One 14 ounce can of hearts of palm
  • ½ cup of diced tomatoes, peppers and onion
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • Dash of salt


  • Chop all ingredients into bite size pieces.
  • Combine all ingredients
  • Enjoy!

Nutritional information: Per serving:Sodium 500g, Fat O, Carbohydrate 9g, Fiber 3g, Protein 4g, Calories 52.

Meet Carla Duenas

Carla Duenas is a registered dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator and Care Specialist (CDCES) with Community Health at Baptist Health South Florida. A passionate promoter of wellness and prevention, and nutrition’s role in managing chronic diseases, Ms. Duenas’ expert tips and advice have been featured in print and broadcast media, including Miami Herald, CNN, CNN en Español, NBC and Univision. She has consulted with the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade to help local restaurants offer healthy meals. Ms. Duenas is also an avid endurance athlete, competing regularly in races and marathons.

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