Hearts of Palm Faux Noodle Salad


Hearts of Palm linguini salad 1


1 cup corn (fresh, if available, or frozen, thawed, cooked and drained)
1 cup grape tomatoes, whole or halved
1/4 cup scallions, chopped finely
1/3 cup black olives
1/4 cup cilantro or basil, chopped
1 can (12 ounces) Hearts of Palm spaghetti or linquini pasta, rinsed and drained  (such as Gefen Brand  or Palmini Brand) 
1 avocado, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
Optional: 1/2 lb. faux kosher crab (surimi) cut into chunks or poached salmon

1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Zest of one lemon
Fresh  lemon juice squeezed from 1 lemon
3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
2 garlic cloves, crushed
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


In a large serving bowl, combine all salad ingredients., except avocado
Mix dressing and pour over the salad. Gently toss to mix and taste for seasoning, adding salt or pepper, if desired.
Just before serving, add avocado and toss again.  Garnish with additional cilantro or basil, if desired.
The Hearts of Palm  noodles we used  is a new kosher ingredient a friend recommended. It is so good, and our tasters did not even realize that there were no real wheat or rice  noodles in this dish.
Additonal optional ingredients:  A few shakes of hot sauce, chopped  cucumbers, diced red peppers 

Palmini collage 

Approximately 6-8 servings

Recipe: kosher, parve, appetizer, gluten-free, vegetarian, pescatarian