Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Seafood, Avocado, and Hearts of Palm Salad

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  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 30 min
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1 cup sour cream

1 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

3 green onions, chopped

2 jalapenos, seeded, minced

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

Salt, to taste


2 (7 1/2-ounce) cans hearts of palm, drained

2 large tomatoes

2 large avocados, peeled, pitted

Red leaf lettuce leaves

1 1/2 pounds cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

8 cooked crab claws


  1. To make dressing, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, lime juice, green onions, jalapenos, chili powder and dry mustard in a medium bowl. Season to taste with salt. Cover and refrigerate (can be made 2 days ahead of time). 
  2. Cut hearts of palm, tomatoes, and avocados into 1-inch pieces. Combine in medium bowl. Mix vegetables with just enough dressing to coat lightly. Line large platter with lettuce leaves. Mound vegetables in center. Surround with shrimp and crab. Serve remaining dressing on the side.