It is time to get more creative with salad! With a few twists and turns combining flavors and textures, you can create a healthy salad to be served alone or as a hearty side dish.
In this salad, hearts of palm takes center stage, and it is best described as similar to white asparagus but tastes of an artichoke. The heart of palm is the edible stem in a variety of palms grown in the U.S., Costa Rica and Brazil. Hearts of palm are readily available in supermarkets and can be located easily in your canned food aisle.
This is a Brazilian version using lime zest and fresh lime juice blended with a small amount of mayonnaise and oil to provide a creamy citrus dressing for the hearts of palm, cherry tomatoes, avocado and slivers of onions.
If you have not discovered the versatility of the hearts of palm this is a good place to start with this easy to prepare, and delicious salad.