8 Delicious Vegan Hearts Of Palm Calamari Recipes For Your Kids

8 Delicious Vegan Heart Of Palm Calamari Recipes For Your Kids

8 Delicious Vegan Hearts of Palm Calamari For Your Kids

Hearts of Palm Calamari, a vegan meal that will blow your mind! It's also simple to make and create using items that you can find in any grocery store. It's ideal for presenting as an appetizer before lunch or as part of a guest's meal.

What Are The Hearts Of Palm?

Palm hearts are a vegetable that grows inside the core of some palm trees. They have a flavour similar to a cross between white asparagus and artichokes but with a more delicate flavour and crunchier texture.

Vegan Hearts Of Palm Calamari Recipes

Vegan Heart Of Palm Calamari With Homemade Dipping Sauces

1. Vegan Hearts Of Palm Calamari With Homemade Dipping Sauces

Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour: ½ cup
  • Corn starch: ¼ cup
  • Seasalt: ½ teaspoon or to taste
  • Garlic powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Avocado oil for frying
  • Heart of palm: 1- 398ml can, drained, cut into 1″ pieces, rings separated

Ingredients For Optional Garnishes

  • Lemon: 1, cut into wedges
  • Parsley: 1 handful, chopped

Ingredients For Dipping

Method

  • Combine the flour, cornstarch, salt, and garlic powder in a medium mixing basin.
  • Place a 14-inch layer of oil in the bottom of a skillet over medium-high heat. Take a handful of the heart of palm rings (still wet after draining) and place them in the hot oil. Coat the rings in the flour mixture, shake off any excess, and gently add them to the hot oil.
  • Rep with the rest of the palm heart. To avoid overcrowding the pan, you may need to do this in batches. Fry the pieces, flipping them occasionally until they are slightly brown. Using a paper towel, absorb excess liquid. Serve immediately with additional garnishes if desired.

Vegan Hearts Of Palm Calamari With Nori Seaweed

2. Vegan Hearts Of Palm Calamari With Nori Seaweed

Ingredients

  • Nori seaweed: ½ sheet or nori flakes: 1 tablespoon (optional)
  • Hearts of palm: 2- 14-oz cans (800g), drained
  • All-purpose flour: ½ cup (65 g), gluten-free if needed
  • Garlic powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon
  • Black pepper: ¼ teaspoon, freshly ground
  • Oil for frying
  • Lemon: 1, cut into wedges (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a strong blender, mix the nori sheet until it becomes nori flakes. You can either use store-bought nori flakes or finely chop the nori sheet using a knife. Remove from the equation.
  2. Cut the palm hearts into ½ inches (1 cm) with the rings separated. Set aside.
  3. Combine the nori flakes, flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a big zip lock bag. Although you could combine them in a dish, the bag approach is more practical.
  4. Mix in the hearts of the palm and give it a good shake to coat everything in the seasoned flour. Remove any excess flour from the rings by sifting them. You can also use a shaker to get rid of the excess.
  5. ¼ inch (about ½ cm) of oil should cover the bottom of a skillet. When the oil is hot, drop the rings and cook for 2 minutes over high heat, rotating them until they're gently brown. You might want to fry the vegan calamari in 2 or 3 batches to keep your skillet from becoming too crowded.
  6. Drain the heart of palm calamari in a colander and serve right away with lemon wedges, vegan aioli, marinara sauce, or vegan mayonnaise.
  7. Store leftover vegan calamari for 3-5 days in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

  • The nori flakes are optional, but they will give your hearts of palm a calamari-like flavour.
  • If necessary, use gluten-free flour.
  • Any kind of oil will suffice.
  • You may use any spices or herbs you like.

 

Vegan Hearts Of Palm Calamari With A Delicious Tempura Batter

3. Vegan Hearts Of Palm Calamari With A Delicious Tempura Batter

You don't have to sacrifice our oceans, the planet or animals to eat fantastic food. This vegan calamari recipe is healthy, light, crispy, and delicious.

Serve the vegan calamari with a classic vegan cocktail sauce, which complements the crispy, battered hearts of palm calamari. This delicious vegan hearts of palm calamari dish only requires a few ingredients and takes just half an hour to prepare.

Ingredients For The Batter

  • Tempura mix: 1½ cups
  • Ice-cold water: 1-2 cups
  • Nori seaweed: 3 sheets, finely ground
  • Kosher salt: ½ teaspoon
  • Black pepper: ½ teaspoon

Ingredients For The Calamari

  • Hearts of palm: 2- 14-ounce cans, drained
  • All-purpose flour: 1½ cups
  • Old Bay seasoning: 1 tablespoon, plus more to taste
  • *Seasoning of your choice: 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon wedges for serving
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients For The Cocktail Sauce

  • Vegan ketchup: ¼ cup
  • Extra hot horseradish: 2 teaspoons
  • Lemon juice: ½, squeezed
  • Pepper: ½ teaspoon
  • Salt to taste

Method To Make The Batter

  1. Add tempura mix to a large mixing basin.
  2. Slowly add ice-cold water, constantly stirring, until the mixture is thick and creamy, similar to pancake batter.
  3. Combine the ground seaweed, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl. Set this aside for now.

Method To Make The Calamari

  1. Cut each palm heart in half.
  2. Push out the soft center of the heart of the palm with your pinky or a straw, leaving only a hollow barrel.
  3. Cut each barrel into 1-inch thick rings.
  4. Combine the flour and the remaining ingredients in a large plastic bag.
  5. Close the bag and give it a good shake to combine the flour and seasonings.
  6. Add the calamari rings to the batter in batches, then to a plastic bag.
  7. Gently toss the plastic bag with the rings until they are completely coated.
  8. Add coated rings to the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
  9. Cook them until they're golden brown and crispy on the outside (about 2 minutes).
  10. Using a slotted spoon, remove the vegan calamari rings from the oil and place them on a paper towel-lined plate.
  11. Serve with cocktail sauce on the side.

Method To Make The Cocktail Sauce

  1. Add all the ingredients for the cocktail sauce to a glass bowl.
  2. Mix well and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Serve with the vegan calamari.

Recipe Notes

  • *Seasoning of our choice: we love to use herbs like parsley, oregano, chives, rosemary or dill.
  • We are on a gluten-free diet and like to use gluten-free all-purpose flour.
  • You can bake the calamari in the oven for a lighter version of the calamari.

Palm Hearts Vegan Calamari Recipe With Nori Seaweed And A Tempura Batter

4. Palm Hearts Vegan Calamari Recipe With Nori Seaweed And A Tempura Batter

We are happy to have an opportunity to eat calamari after choosing to go plant-based. It was a real revelation for me! These palm hearts vegan calamari are as good as the octopus version, if not better. Same texture. Firm but soft. Give these a try. They are delicious.

Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 35 minutes | Servings: 1-2 people

  • Palm hearts: 2 cups
  • Nori seaweed: 2 sheets, broken up finely
  • Tempura flour: 1½ cups
  • Ice-cold water: 1 cup
  • All-purpose flour: 1½ cups
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon or to taste
  • Pepper: ½ teaspoon or to taste
  • Seasoning of choice: 2 tablespoons (salt and pepper)

Method

  1. Remove the palm hearts from the tin and drain them and thoroughly rinse the hearts of the palm in a colander.
  2. Cut small circles into the palm heart medallions. We used our smallest cookie cutter. Put it aside.
  3. Add the tempura flour to a container. Add the cold water slowly and mix thoroughly.
  4. Add the nori flakes to the seasoning and the tempura batter.
  5. In a large plastic bag, add the all-purpose flour. You can add some spices here as well if needed.
  6. On the stovetop, bring the oil to a rolling boil. Dip the palm hearts in the batter, then the flour and fry until golden brown. Remove and serve with a sauce of your choice. We served it with plum sauce. Yum!

Vegan Hearts Of Palm Calamari With Delicious Vegan Dipping Sauces

5. Vegan Hearts Of Palm Calamari With Delicious Vegan Dipping Sauces

Hearts of palm calamari is a vegan recipe that will blow your mind! It has a fishy flavour. You only need 8 ingredients, and the dish is ready in 20 minutes.

Prep time: 10-15 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Total time: 20-25 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • Nori seaweed: ½ sheet or nori flakes: 1 tablespoon (optional)
  • Hearts of palm: 2- 14 oz cans (800g), drained
  • All-purpose flour: ½ cup (65g) – we use gluten-free flour
  • Garlic powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon
  • Ground black pepper: ¼ teaspoon
  • Oil for frying
  • Lemon: 1, cut into wedges for serving with the calamari

Method

  1. In a powerful blender, blend the nori sheet until you get nori flakes. We usually cut the nori sheet with a knife or use store-bought nori flakes. Set aside.
  2. Cut the hearts of palm into ½-inch pieces (about 1 cm), rings separated. Set aside.
  3. Add nori flakes, flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to a large zip lock bag. Theoretically, you could mix them in a bowl, but the bag method is much easier.
  4. Add the hearts of the palm and shake around to ensure they are all evenly coated. Shake off any excess flour seasoning on the calamari rings
  5. Cover the bottom of a frying pan with about ¼ inch of oil (about ½ cm). When the oil is hot, add the heart of palm rings to the hot oil and fry them for about 2 minutes over high heat, turning the pieces until they're lightly golden all over. You might want to fry the vegan calamari in batches, so your frying pan isn't crowded too much.
  6. Remove the palm hearts from the can and put them into a colander to drain.
  7. Serve immediately with lemon wedges, vegan aioli saucemarinara sauce, or vegan mayonnaise
  8. Store the leftover calamari in the fridge for 3-5 days.

Recipe Notes

  • The nori flakes are an optional ingredient, but they will make your hearts of palm taste like real calamari.
  • Use gluten-free flour if needed.
  • Any type of oil will do.
  • Add any herbs, spices, salt and pepper to the vegan calamari you want.
  • You can find the recipes for vegan dipping sauces here.

Crispy Vegan Calamari With A Tartar Dipping Sauce

6. Crispy Vegan Calamari With A Tartar Dipping Sauce

This plant-based calamari recipe is flavoured and served with a homemade tartar sauce. This entire recipe is vegan and only takes 20 minutes to make.

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 5 minutes | Total time: 20 minutes | Servings: 2 people

 Ingredients For The Vegan Calamari

  • Palm hearts: 1- 410g can (220g drained)
  • Cornstarch: 3 tablespoons
  • All-purpose flour: ½ cup
  • Garlic powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Nori flakes (Seaweed): ½ teaspoon extra for topping
  • Adobo: ½ teaspoon (check the notes)
  • Water: 3 tablespoons
  • Avocado oil for frying: ⅓ cup

Ingredients For The Tartar Sauce

  • Vegan mayonnaise: 100 g
  • Chopped capers: 1 tablespoon
  • Chopped pickles: ½ tablespoon
  • Lemon Juice: 1 teaspoon, freshly squeezed
  • Chopped dill: 1 teaspoon

Method For The Tartar Sauce

  1. Make the vegan tartar sauce first to let the flavours thoroughly combine.
  2. Mix the vegan mayonnaise, capers, pickles, lemon juice, and dill until thoroughly combined. No salt is needed.

 Method For The Vegan Palm Heart Calamari

  1. Rinse the hearts of the palm and cut them into 1-2cm rounds. Then carefully push out the middles. You'll get rounds that look very similar to calamari rings. Set aside.
  2. Mix the all-purpose flour, garlic powder, adobo, and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Set it aside.
  3. Mix the cornstarch, the water, and the nori flakes in a second bowl. Set it aside. Note: Cornstarch might settle at the bottom after some time. Just remix it.
  4. Heat the avocado oil in a skillet to medium-high heat. To test the oil, if it is ready, sprinkle some flour into the oil.
  5. Add the “calamari rings” to the cornstarch and flour mixture. Then add to the frying pan. Check notes.
  6. Fry them until they are crispy. About 1-2 minutes per side. Remove the vegan calamari from the oil and place them on a paper towel to remove the excess oil.
  7. Sprinkle the calamari with nori flakes and a pinch of salt. Serve with a tartar sauce.
  8. Enjoy!!!

 Recipe Notes

  • Dip the “calamari rings” into the cornstarch and the flour mixture, then add them straight into the oil. If you need to fry them in two batches, coat the calamari. DO NOT coat the vegan calamari, then let them sit aside. The calamari will not be crispy if you leave them coated too long before you fry them.
  • There is no meat in the calamari. Therefore, we fry the hearts of the palm until the “calamari rings” are crispy. Do not cook for more than 4 minutes.

Air Fryer Vegan Palm Hearts Calamari Gluten-Free & Oil-Free

7. Air Fryer Vegan Palm Hearts Calamari Gluten-Free & Oil-Free

This recipe, made in the air fryer, makes deliciously crispy vegan palm heart calamari! This healthy plant-based calamari is oil-free, gluten-free, and allergy-free! It calls for palm hearts and lightly seasoned breading. This squid-free vegan calamari recipe will blow your mind and become your go-to appetizer for impressing your family and guests!

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Total time: 20 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • Whole hearts of palm: 2- 14 oz cans
  • Dijon mustard: 2 tablespoons
  • Unsweetened Non-Dairy Milk: ¼ cup
  • Plain/Panko Gluten-Free Breadcrumbs: 3 cups
  • Onion powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Garlic powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Black pepper: ½ teaspoon
  • Paprika: ½ teaspoon

 Method

  1. Drain and rinse your hearts of palms before slicing them into ½-inch rounds. Lightly pop the centre rings out of the rounds to create more rounds.
  2. In a small glass bowl, mix the dijon mustard and non-dairy milk.
  3. Mix the breadcrumbs, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and black pepper in another bowl or plate.
  4. Prepare for breading your vegan calamari rings by placing the bowls and air fryer basket in an assembly line.
  5. Take each heart of palm ring, dip it in the milk dijon mixture and lightly toss it in the breadcrumbs. Then place the vegan calamari in the air fryer basket. Repeat until your air fryer basket is full but not overcrowded.
  6. Air-fry the palm heart calamari for about 10 minutes at 400°F until they are golden brown and crisp. Repeat the cooking procedure until you've completed all your calamari rings.
  7. Serve hot with your favourite dipping sauce, fresh lemon, and dried parsley, if desired.

 Recipe Notes

  • You can adjust the seasonings for the breadcrumbs to your taste. We don't usually measure them.
  • To bake your breaded calamari, you can place the breaded hearts of palm onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper baking sheet to crisp up at 425°F for 10-15 minutes until they look golden brown and crisp.

Hearts of Palm Calamari, Cocktail Sauce and Lemon-Caper Aioli

8. Hearts of Palm Calamari, Cocktail Sauce and Lemon-Caper Aioli

This delicious vegan hearts of palm recipe is healthy and vegan. You can serve it with a vegan cocktail sauce and a lemon-caper aioli.

Ingredients for Batter

  • Cashew cream: 1 cup
  • Nori flakes: 1 tablespoon, toasted and finely ground
  • Black pepper: ½ teaspoon, freshly ground
  • Filtered water: 2 tablespoons
  • Kosher salt: ¼ teaspoon

Ingredients for Hearts of Palm Calamari   

  • Hearts of palm: 2- 14-oz cans (12), drained and rinsed
  • Yellow cornmeal or polenta: 1 cup finely ground
  • Rice flour: 1 cup
  • Old Bay seasoning: 1 tablespoon, plus more to taste
  • Kosher salt: 1⁄2 teaspoon, plus more to taste
  • Black pepper: 1⁄4 teaspoon, freshly ground, plus more to taste
  • Expeller-pressed canola oil for frying

Method

  1.  To prepare the batter for the calamari: Put the cashew cream in a bowl and add the water, ground nori, salt, and pepper. Site the batter to combine; it should be smooth and not gloppy. Set it aside at room temperature to let the flavours melt while you prepare the hearts of the palm.
  2. Using a knife, carefully cut each hollow spear into four 1-inch wide rings.
  3. Add the hearts of the palms to your cashew cream batter, gently turning the pieces over with your hands until thoroughly coated. Set them aside.
  4. Add the cornmeal to a food processor and pulse it into a fine powder. Transfer it to a large glass bowl, add the rice flour, Old Bay seasoning, salt and black pepper, and toss to distribute the ingredients evenly.
  5. You can use a slotted spoon and work in batches. Remove the hearts of palm calamari from the batter and let the excess batter drip back into the mixing bowl. Then add the cornmeal mixture, and toss with your hands until the vegan calamari has an even coverage. Shake off any excess cornmeal.
  6. You want to ensure that the cornmeal crust is light and not clumpy. (You can prepare all of this about 2 hours in advance).
  7. Place the breaded hearts of palm onto a lined baking sheet in a single layer and refrigerate uncovered. Allow the hearts of palms to warm up to room temperature before frying.
  8. Heat about 2 inches of avocado oil in a frying pan or a cast iron skillet to 325°F. Work in batches by adding the hearts of the palm to the hot oil and frying them. Carefully turn each piece with tongs. Fry them until vegan calamari are crispy and golden brown on all sides (about 2 to 3 minutes).
  9. Remove the cooked vegan calamari pieces from the pan and place them onto a paper towel-lined platter to drain. Season the hearts lightly with salt, pepper, and a sprinkle of Old Bay seasoning while still hot.
  10. Arrange the hearts of the palm on a large platter and serve with cocktail sauce,  a healthy vegan plum sauce, or a vegan honey-mustard dipping sauce.

8 Delicious Vegan Heart Of Palm Calamari Recipes For Your Kids

Conclusion

Are you looking for a delicious and easy-to-make vegan calamari dish? There are various recipes, and they are just as delicious as they say. Here I am sharing 8 vegan hearts of calm calamari. In addition, their dishes are perfect for any occasion. All you need is a pan, some ingredients, and a grill.

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