A Spicy Perspective

Brazilian Chopped Salad

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission.

Healthy Brazilian Chopped Salad RecipeYou are going to love this healthy Brazilian Chopped Salad, Salada de Palmitos, with tons of perky flavor and crunch!

Crunchy Brazilian Chopped Salad Recipe
Pin it on Pinterest!

It’s salad season! Who’s excited?!

If you are not a salad lover, I’d like to suggest that there’s a chance you’ve been eating the wrong kinds of salads.

Perfect Brazilian Chopped Salad Recipe

Slimy over-dressed greens with a little bit of carrots and unripened tomatoes, right? Or maybe those weird restaurant “after-thought” salads with the chunks of raw broccoli that are too big to fit in your mouth?

I hear you… Salads can be painful.

However, they can also be ridiculously exciting with tons of color, contrasting flavors, and crunch!

Making Brazilian Chopped Salad Recipe

Today I’m going to share a salad with you that is going to rock your world. (Do people still say that?)

Introducing Brazilian Chopped Salad, AKA Hearts of Palm Salad or Salada de Palmitos.

How To: Brazilian Chopped Salad Recipe

It’s bold and zesty with soft tangy slices of hearts of palm, and cool sweet notes of fresh fennel and tomatoes. This particular version also includes creamy avocado, sharp red onion, and an herbaceous kick from fresh chopped mint!

As if that weren’t enough all these flavors and textures are tied together by a simple perky garlic-lime vinaigrette.

Salad heaven!

How to Make Brazilian Chopped Salad Recipe

Brazilian Chopped Salad is all a raw vegetable dish should be, and more. Bold and surprising, with a hefty load of healthy vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

It’s salad bowl utopia. Like taking a bite of a grilled cheese sandwich and discovering it has bacon on it, this Brazilian Chopped Salad recipe is pleasantly so much better than expected.

Crunchy Brazilian Chopped Salad Recipe

If you are looking for light and lean recipes to add to your kitchen arsenal, give our Brazilian Chopped Salad a try. You may find yourself converting your meat-n-potatoes friends to the green side!

Best Brazilian Chopped Salad Recipe

More Chunky Summer Salads

Crunchy Beet Carrot Slaw

Thai Quinoa Salad

Greek Cucumber Dill Salad

Vietnamese Cold Chicken Salad

15 Bean Salad

The Best Broccoli Salad

Watermelon Feta Salad

Best Brazilian Chopped Salad Recipe
Print Recipe
5 from 5 votes
Leave a Review »

Brazilian Chopped Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Brazilian Chopped Salad Recipe (Salada de Palmitos) A zesty gluten-free and vegan salad with tons of crunch! Made with hearts of palm, tomatoes, avocado, fennel, mint and lime.
Servings: 8


For the Brazilian Chopped Salad:

  • 14 ounces hearts of palm
  • 12 ounces cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint

For the Lime Vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon honey or agave
  • Salt and pepper


For the Vinaigrette:

  • For the vinaigrette: Pour all the ingredients in a jar. Add 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper.  Screw the lid on tight and shake to combine.

To Assemble:

  • Drain the can of hearts of palm, then chop into 1/4-inch rounds. Cut the tomatoes in half. Cut the stems off the fennel bulb. Then cut the bulb in half and remove the core. Lay the fennel bulb halves flat, and slice into thin "shaved" pieces. Cut the avocado into chunks. Cut the onion half, in half again, then slice into thin strips. Finally, chop the fresh mint.
  • Place the shaved fennel on a large platter (or in salad bowl.) Top with tomatoes, hearts of palm, onion, avocado, and mint. Drizzle the salad dressing over the top and toss.


Serving: 1cup, Calories: 182kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 29mg, Potassium: 1258mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 375IU, Vitamin C: 23mg, Calcium: 36mg, Iron: 1.6mg
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Brazilian
Author: Sommer Collier

Making this recipe? Follow us on Instagram and tag @ASpicyPerspective so we can share what you’re cooking!

Share This Recipe With Friends!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Did you make this recipe? Rate it!

15 comments on “Brazilian Chopped Salad”

  1. This salad was absolutely delicious, refreshing, and very easy to put together. My boyfriend, who doesn’t even love salad, had it for a snack the next night after dinner.

  2. This is a delicious salad! Everyone at my Brazilian themed dinner party raved about it and asked for the recipe!

  3. Pingback: 27 Delicious Brazilian Recipes - Whimsy & Spice

  4. It is a great recipe.

  5. Pingback: 50+ Enticing Brazilian Recipes In 2022 That Will Make Your Day

  6. Pingback: 17 Popular Brazilian Recipes - IzzyCooking

  7. This looks wonderful!! It’s the second time in a week I’ve I’ve run across the ingredients “Hearts of Palm”.  I’ve never heard of it before. Does it come in a jar, can or fresh. Is there a substiture (although it sounds like a very important ingredients), but just in case I can’t find it at our local Rosauers or Albertsons?
        Also, I’ve never heard of fennel bulb??? Substitute?? Darn I hate to ask for subs.

  8. Can this recipe be made a day ahead to marinate longer? I would not put the avocados in until I was ready to serve. Thank you.

  9. Pingback: Healthy Summer Recipes – Laila Ali Lifestyle

  10. Pingback: Healthy Rainbow Chopped Salad - A Spicy Perspective

  11. This was delicious! Thx for the yummy recipe. 

  12. Sounds delicious! I can’t wait to make it!

  13. Love it; perfect for my office lunch ! Thank you !