Hearts of Palm Toona

One of my favorite things to eat as a child was my mom’s tuna sandwich. No one makes it like mom. I took a twist on an old favorite by subbing tuna for kelp and palm hearts. The results? Astounding!

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Hearts of Palm Toona

1 14.5oz jar of hearts of palm (drained)

2-3 tbls kelp flakes

¼ cup mayo substitute (avocado is a great substitute)

1 small carrot (4-5 in)

½ celery stalk

1 tbls minced onion

2 tbls minced green bell pepper

1 tsp fresh dill (optional)

½ tsp Lemon juice

½ tsp salt

½ tsp pepper

Drain the hearts of palm, then pat dry and chop.  Place chopped palm hearts in a medium bowl.  Add 2tbls of kelp flakes and mayo substitute (I prefer Just Mayo) then mix.  Now it’s time to add the veggies!!! Everything can be cut to your preference; however, I suggest to mince everything.  Mince the carrot, celery, onion, and green pepper and add it to the palm heart mixture and mix.  If the mix doesn’t taste oceany enough for your preference, throw another tablespoon of kelp flakes into the mix.  Add some chopped dill, salt, pepper, and lemon juice.  Now your creation is ready!

I like to eat this in sandwich form on multigrain bread or a sourdough baguette, with Just Mayo, yellow mustard, avocado, romaine lettuce, and sprouts.  But, its mighty delicious in stuffed avocados, with pita chips, tortilla chips, crackers, or crudité (a fancy word for cut up veggies).

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