This salad involved a bit of chopping but it still didn't take very long to make, about 15 minutes. The dressing has mayonnaise in it, but not a lot. It's a pretty healthy vegetarian meal. It would also make a good side dish for a meat entree though you might have leftovers. I made a half recipe, using only one can of hearts of palm. It made plenty of food for two people for a light dinner on a warm day. The dressing is tart, but not overwhelming so the hearts of palm aren't smothered. The original recipe called for yellow cherry tomatoes. I didn't have any, so I used orange grape tomatoes and it was fine. I preferred the hearts of palm sliced a little thinner than 1/2 inch. It's annoying to only use half an avocado in a recipe, so I just ate the rest of it tossed with some lemon juice.