I picked up two jars of hearts of palm this past weekend at Costco, forgetting my love for it and knew I wanted to make a fresh summer salad with it. Hearts of palm is a great source of protein – YES, protein! 4 grams per serving. Fiber – 2 grams per serving along with calcium, potassium, fiber, vitamin C and iron. Extremely low in calories. So you thought it was hard to find protein in plants? Not at all. If you’ve never had hearts of palm it comes in long tubular sticks (think of a thick carrot but softer). Reminds me of artichokes in flavor minus the brine. Comes from a certain type of palm tree. Economical and so easy to use. You can eat it raw or sauté it. This recipe I used it raw.
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