Hearts of Palm Dip

hearts of palm dip
Photo: Ren Fuller
Total Time:
15 mins
3 cups

This zesty little appetizer is going to have everybody at the party guessing the secret ingredient. It doesn't get that creaminess from avocado, or that crunch from edamame. Give up? It's hearts of palm. The core of the tropical plant is mild and sweet, with a tender bite similar to that of artichoke hearts. No need to mention it's super-healthy. Just set it out with some chips and crudités, and bask in the compliments!


  • 2 cans (14-ounces each) hearts of palm, drained

  • ¼ cup chopped chives

  • ½ cup packed cilantro leaves, plus more for serving

  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest, plus 2 teaspoons fresh juice

  • cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • Plantain chips and crudités, for serving


  1. Place hearts of palm, chives, cilantro, lime zest and juice, oil, salt, and pepper in a food processor; pulse until combined. Serve, drizzled with more oil, with plantain chips and crudités alongside.

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