I’m excited to partner with Reese Heart of Palms to tell you about this delightful little healthy vegetable!
We live in the palmetto state and love this little vegetable! I was obsessed with the television series Mad Men a few years ago and they had a Hearts of Palm salad in season two. I had to try it. It was delightful and now Hearts of Palm Salad is in regular rotation at our house.
We’ve had the hottest summer, but I think we say that every year. Summer dinners are hard. My kids won’t eat much if they are hot but they insist on playing outside in the heat all day. So we turn serious about our cold refreshing summer salads. Some nights I just make a salad, toss a blanket in the backyard and let them eat, run around, and eat a little more. This is our favorite rendition of Hearts of Palm Salad right now. It changes often because we experiment with new ingredients.
What are Hearts of Palm?
Hearts of palm are a vegetable harvested from the inner core and growing bud of palm trees. Only certain palm trees like coconut, palmito juçara, açaí palm, and sabal.
What are the nutritional benefits of Hearts of Palm?
Hearts of Palm is rich in fiber, potassium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, copper, vitamins B2, B6, and C.
What do Hearts of Palm taste like?
They taste like crunchier artichokes, crunchy but not crispy. They are a hard to describe little vegetable but definitely worth trying.
Hearts of Palm Recipe
- 1 can Reese Heart of Palm
- 1 bunch of Bibb Lettuce
- 1 cup of halved cherry tomatoes
- ½ jar of Reese quartered marinated Artichoke hearts (save the delightful liquid in the jar as part of your dressing)
- 1 ripe avocado
- Balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper
- Slice the Reese Heart of Palms or you can purchase Reese Medallion Cut Hearts of Palm in the resealable package and keep in your refrigerator door (highly recommend). Simply mix your salad ingredients. To make the dressing, I use the Reese Quartered Marinated Artichoke Heart Liquid and mix with balsamic vinegar.
The liquid in the Reese Marinated Artichoke Heart jar is non GMO verified sunflower and olive oil with spices. In fact, all of the Reese products I used in this recipe are part of the non-GMO project. We’ve used Reese Artichokes for many years. I put them on pizza, in pasta, and on top of salads all the time. I always have a few jars and cans in the pantry. Now we have Reese Hearts of Palm on the same shelf! I encourage you to try this fun delicious vegetable! Start with something easy like this salad and then when you love them go crazy and add to stir fry or a casserole.
This post was sponsored by Reese but all opinions about their awesome specialty foods are my own.