Have you had Hearts of Palm? If not put them on your shopping list right now…I love them, especially in salads. Hearts of Palm Salad is one of my new go to salad. This salad was love at first bite!
I was turned on to this salad when I was in Vegas for work at TuneGo staying at my “home away from home” The Green Valley Resort having a Dirty Vodka Martini cocktail and dinner at my favorite restaurant Hank’s Fine Steaks.
Hanks’ is the bomb restaurant with best steaks ever and I love everything on their menu, but this salad is one of my favorites because it’s simple with a lot of flavor. I knew once I got back home I would make my own version. I eat tomatoes as often as I can and this salad only takes minutes to make up. And the best part is, the leftovers hold up in the refrigerator for a few days without getting wilted and bruised.
If you didn’t know, Hearts of Palm, come from the center core of the palm tree, and has a similar taste to artichokes, along with a crunchy texture. They’re very high in fiber, and can often work as a meat substitute.
I have many versions of this recipe but for this one, I used Trader Joe’s Hearts of Palm, which has a really nice flavor and crunch. I slice them, tossing gently as some will fall apart, which is ok! Toss them with sliced heirloom cherry tomatoes, red onions, a little bit of red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and really good olive oil. Topped with fresh basil. Mozzarella cheese, the really small balls, would be good in this too!
Ali in The Valley
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