Vegan Jamaican Saltfish Rundown

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This Vegan Jamaican Saltfish Rundown recipe tastes amazing, the flaked hearts of palm, cooked in flavorful seasoned coconut milk with onion, garlic, thyme, scallions, it tastes just as good as how my mom made it.

Vegan Jamaican Saltfish Rundown

This Vegan Jamaican Saltfish Rundown recipe tastes amazing, the flaked hearts of palm, cooked in flavorful seasoned coconut milk with onion, garlic, thyme, scallions, it tastes just as good as how my mom made it.

Of lately, I’m more and more inspired to recreate more of my childhood favorite dishes into their ‘Veganized’ versions. I have already successfully done Vegan Jamaican Stew Peas, Jamaican Lentil Patties, Jamaican Jerk Cauliflower, Jamaican Sweet Potato Pudding

Vegan Jamaican Saltfish Rundown

Yesterday, I had an interview about eating a plant-based diet for longevity. We discussed the fact that as a food blogger I sometimes make recipes with the title of meat dishes.

I grew up eating meat, so the taste and texture are familiar, they are surrounded with lovely memories.  I enjoyed eating meat but I no longer have a desire but I do remember the familiar taste.  Eating actual meat is not my longing,  but I miss the flavors of the seasonings.

Also, it is easier for a Jamaican who decides to transition to a plant-based diet to find my recipes when they type in Google search Vegan Saltfish Rundown, more than likely they would never search for the heart of palm rundown. 

For those who are transitioning to a vegan diet and lifestyle, many find it easier to transition with this kind of recipe.

What Are Hearts Of Palm?

Heart of palm is a vegetable that is harvested from the core of a variety of palm trees in Central and South America. It is low in calories, fat, and cholesterol-free. When harvested from the palm tree, the core is cut into cylinders or rings. this is why when the hearts palm is chopped it can easily have layers similar to the flakes of fish. 

Hearts of palm do have a delicate flavor so they easily absorb the seasonings that are added. 

vegan salt fish rundown ingredients on cutting board with hearts of palm in white bowl

Vegan Jamaican Saltfish Rundown Ingredients

  • Hearts Of Palms 
  • Coconut Milk
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Green Onion
  • Tomato
  • Thyme
  • Pimento
  • Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  • Salt

Sauteed veggies in coconut milk in a silver saucepan

How To Prepare Vegan Jamaican Saltfish Rundown

  1. Drain and rinse the heart of palms.  Chop each of them in pieces of differing sizes, set aside in a bowl.

chopped hearts of palm on cutting board

  1. Heat 1/2 cup coconut milk in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add onion, garlic, red bell pepper, green onion, tomato, thyme, pimento, and cook until onion is soft about 3 minutes. 
  2. Stir in chopped hearts of palm, remaining 1 1/2 cup coconut milk, Scotch Bonnet Pepper, and bring to a simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add salt to taste and serve immediately. 

vegan saltfish ingredients in saucepan over the stove

What Can I Serve My Saltfish Rundown With?

  1.  Roast Breadfruit
  2. Jamaican Gluten-Free Vegan Boiled Dumpling
  3. Jamaican Gluten-Free Vegan Festival
  4. Baked Plantains
  5. Jamaican Callaloo
  6. Jamaican Bok Choy

Other Vegan Rundown Recipes To Prepare

  1. Green Banana Rundown
  2. Jamaican Vegan Rundown Recipe
  3. Jamaican Breadfruit Rundown

overlay vegan saltfish in a saucepan with dumplings in a white bowl, avocado and tomato slices on a white plate on a white background

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Nutrition

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Per serving

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Energy: 219 kcal / 915 kJ
Fat: 18 g
Protein: 4 g
Carbs: 11 g

Cooking Time

Preparation: 10 min
Cooking: 25 min
Ready in: 35 min
For: 6 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse the heart of palms.  Chop each of them in pieces of differing sizes, set aside in a bowl.
  2. Heat 1/2 cup coconut milk in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add onion, garlic, red bell pepper, green onion, tomato, thyme, pimento, and cook until onion is soft about 3 minutes. 
  3. Stir in chopped hearts of palm, remaining 1 1/2 cup coconut milk, Scotch Bonnet Pepper, and bring to a simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add salt to taste and serve immediately. 
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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4 Comments
  1. Janet
    September 8, 2020

    I just made this for lunch and I’m eating it right now. This is delicious, I love the way it’s seasoned. Thank you for a lovely recipe!

  2. gail mills
    September 4, 2020

    I love your recipes, however, I am concerned about using too much coconut milk because of the high calories. Any comments?

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      September 4, 2020

      Thank you, Gail, you can substitute with vegetable broth if you like or eat 2 meals instead of 3 to cut back on calories whenever you want to enjoy traditional Jamaican flavors. Also, I agree that coconut milk has calories but remember that one minute they say its good then the next it is bad, coconut milk is cholesterol-free and contains medium-chain fatty acids. Studies show that medium-chain fatty acids reduce levels of cholesterol and other fats in the blood called triglycerides