Salmon-wrapped hearts of palm

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Impress your guests with this  eye-catching appetizer without compromising flavor. This recipe is gluten-free, low-carb, Paleo and low-FODMAP friendly

What makes it healthy? Salmon is a potent source of omega-3 fatty acids which help decrease triglycerides, reduce blood clotting, decrease stroke and heart failure risk and reduce irregular heartbeats. Hearts of palm contain fiber, which lowers risk of heart disease. Avocados are not only a good source of healthy fats, but also potassium, which is linked to reduce blood pressure.  Plus, including a source of lean protein helps curve your appetite.

Serves: 3 portions

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. fresh salmon *please note, buy fresh salmon from reputable supplier, the packing date = the day you buy = packing date = day making the recipe*
  • 3 small hearts of palm, raw from a jar (rinse with water)
  • 1/8 avocado
  • ¼ tsp white sesame seeds
  • ¼ tsp black sesame seeds
  • Fresh greens for garnish

For the sauce:

  • ½ tsp gluten-free, low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp lime juice

Instructions:

  1. Thinly slice the salmon into 3 pieces and sprinkle some drop of lime juice.
  2. Wrap each heart of palm with salmon and top with slices of avocado.
  3. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and place over fresh greens for garnish.
  4. For the sauce, mix soy sauce with lime juice and serve on the side.

Alternatives:

  • You can swap fresh salmon for smoked salmon, but be aware this may increase your total sodium per portion from 200 mg if using fresh to 260 mg if using smoked salmon.

Nutrition Facts per serving (44)g

Calories: 57
Fat Calories:19.8

Total Fat 2.2g

Saturated Fat 0.4g

Cholesterol 7.8mg

Sodium 200.6mg

Total Carb 5.2g

Dietary Fiber 0.8g

Sugars 2.7g

Protein 3.9g