This Quick Salad Has A MAJOR Secret Ingredient

saladPhoto: Courtesy of Lauren Conrad.
This post was originally published on June 2, 2014.
Some days, nothing sounds more refreshing than a crisp, healthy salad. This truffled avocado, tomato, and hearts of palm salad is a go-to recipe of mine for everything from dinner parties to weekend lunch get-togethers. The hearts of palm and truffle salt give it a gourmet twist, but the truth is you can whip up this foolproof recipe in about 10 minutes flat. It’s rather filling, delicious, and a real crowd-pleaser to boot. So, if you’re focused on healthy eating that tastes great, this is your salad!
Here’s how to make it.

Truffled Avocado, Tomato, And Hearts of Palm Salad

Serves four to six


1 basket cherry tomatoes
2-3 ripe but firm avocados
1 can hearts of palm
Olive oil
Truffle salt


1. Chop your avocados into small, bite-sized pieces, and cut the cherry tomatoes in half. Drain the hearts of palm, and then mix all three main ingredients together in a serving bowl (ours is from Lauren’s fair trade shop The Little Market).

2. Drizzle with olive oil to lightly coat the salad, and toss gently (without mashing up the avocado).
3. Sprinkle with truffle salt and serve immediately, or refrigerate for up to an hour. If you don’t have truffle salt on hand, a sprinkle of regular coarse-ground sea salt is just as delicious. You can also get the truffled taste by subbing in truffle oil for olive oil.
P.S. Here are four more yummy salad recipes to enjoy.

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