Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Avocado and Hearts of Palm Salad

Calling all Bethenny Frankel fans......

Remember that episode of "Bethenny Getting Married" where she has a book signing at Costco and only like 3 people show up?  So she scams out and goes grocery shopping instead?

Of course you remember the episode!....you're a huge fan!

Well do you remember how excited she got over finding the hearts of palm?  That pregnant broad was PUMPED.  And I actually remember her excitement getting me all excited.  Like man.....I should really try that stuff!  If Bethenny is clapping her hands and jumping up and down while preggo it must be pretty damn good right?

I had all the best intentions of buying some to try....and never did.

That was until I found row upon row of it at 99c Only.  And honestly....I'm pretty sure I did a similar clap and dance to Bethenny.  And for a dolla! 

It was then that I finally knew the love that is the heart of palm.  Crisp without being crunchy it has a mild flavor reminiscent to artichokes.  Texture wise I would say it's like an artichoke heart but slightly firmer.   It's just yummy and you should try it ASAP.  Like in this salad.......

Avocado and Hearts of Palm Salad

3 cans hearts of palm, cut
4 avocados, diced
2 pints grape tomatoes, halved
6 green onions chopped
1 small (or 1/2 medium or large) red onion, shaved with vegetable peeler
1 bunch cilantro, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced (I run it over a micrplane for quick mincing)
Zest of 1 lime
Juice of 3 limes
Salt & pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together and chill before serving.  If you prefer your avocado more chunky  add it last and gently toss ingredients together. I, however,  prefer mine to get broken up and create a sort of "sauce" for the salad.

This salad is perfect for those hot summer months and will surely become a summer salad staple.  I brought this to a BBQ and was surprised how much everyone loved it.

Now go get your paws on some hearts of palm!!!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this delicious looking recipe with us at the Be.You.Tiful Link Party! We hope to see you again :)