Do you guys know Jackie Sobon? She runs one of my favorite blogs, Vegan Yack Attack, and is an amazing photographer. Vegan Bowl Attack is her very first book and I’m so glad I get to share her recipe for Hearts of Palm Vegan “Fish” Taco Bowl with you today.
She uses hearts of palm to replace the seafood, and I love the texture. You can also get it in a regular grocery store making it easier to get your hands on than jackfruit for some of you. It’s a perfect recipe for a hot summer meal!
Try serving some Vegan Slow Cooker Mole with Potatoes and Beans to round out the meal!
Hearts of Palm Vegan Fish Taco Bowl from Vegan Bowl Attack
Taco Tuesday is a weekly holiday that I celebrate regularly and for good reason—tacos are freakin’ awesome! I will admit, however, that sometimes I’m not into getting my hands dirty from tortillas bursting at the seams with fillings, so this “Fish” Taco Bowl is a great alternative. - Jackie Sobon (printed with permission of Fair Winds Press)
For the cabbage slaw:
- 1 cup 70 g shredded red cabbage
- 1 cup 70 g shredded green cabbage
- 1 cup 110 g grated carrot
- 1/4 cup 60 g vegan mayonnaise (soy-free, if necessary)
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
For the pico de gallo:
- 1/2 cup 90 g diced tomato
- 1/3 cup 55 g diced red onion
- 1 tablespoon 1 g minced fresh cilantro
- 1 tablespoon 6 g minced fresh jalapeno (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon lime juice Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
For the “Fish”:
- 2 cans, 14 ounces, or 400 g each hearts of palm, drained
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon dulse seaweed flakes
- Pinch of salt
For the assembly:
- 4 small corn tortillas cut into strips
- 1/4 cup 4 g loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
- 2 tablespoons 11 g sliced fresh jalapeno
- 8 lime wedges
- To make the cabbage slaw:Place all of the ingredients in a bowl, stir together until combined, and then refrigerate for 20 minutes.
- To make the pico de gallo:Place all of the ingredients in a bowl, stir together until combined,
- and then refrigerate for 20 minutes.
- To make the “fish”:Preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C, or gas mark 4) and coat a baking sheet with a thin layer of oil or nonstick cooking spray. In a mixing bowl, using two forks or your hands, pull apart the hearts of palm until they appear shredded. Stir in the lime juice, dulse flakes, and salt until combined and then spread the mixture out on the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until the edges start to turn golden brown.
- To assemble:While the “fish” is baking, place the tortilla strips on a baking sheet, brush with a thin layer of oil, and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until crispy. Divide the slaw, pico de gallo, “fish,” and tortillas among 4 shallow bowls, arranging the components in quadrants. Nestle the cilantro, jalapeño, and lime wedges in with the tortilla strips. Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving Calories 143Saturated Fat 1gSodium 412mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 5gSugar 4gProtein 4g
Nigel Brynga says
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This sounds tasty. There are lots of great sounding recipes in this book that I’ve seen previewed online. I actually won a copy a year ago, but I never received it. It’s too bad because it sounds like I would have loved it.
Kathy Hester says
I’m so sorry to hear that. You might email Jackie Sobon and ask her to pass your address on to her publisher’s PR person.
My boyfriend and I made this Tonight as tacos (instead of bowls )with flour tortillas. The taste of the heart of palm was so fishy and delicious. Yummily hit the mark! We also loved the slaw. I will be making this again some time soon. Easy to make. The recipe was beautifully clear in instructions. The taste was perfection!!
Thank you !