Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Avocado Hearts of Palm Salad with Parsley Vinaigrette

We all have our favorite ingredients, those that we tend to use again and again. Two of my favorites are avocado and hearts of palm. My fridge is never without at least one avocado; my pantry is never without a jar of hearts of palm. Up until now, however, I had never combined the two. Wow! What an impact it made in this fabulously good and company worthy salad. The combination of the two, along with the peppery red onion, and fabulously tangy dressing made with fresh parsley from my garden makes this a total winner!
Avocado Hearts of Palm Salad with Parsley Vinaigrette

For vinaigrette
1 small garlic clove
1/4 cup fresh parsley
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Few gratings black pepper
1/2 cup good olive oil

For salad
1 14.8-ounce jar Melissa’s Hearts of Palm, drained
4 ripe avocados
1 small red onion, sliced thin
1 large head Romaine lettuce, broken into bite-sized pieces

Make vinaigrette:
Toss all ingredients into a mini food processor, and process or 30 seconds until emulsified. I’m not kidding, if you don’t have a mini food processor, you have to get one. Get this one right here. I use it all the time, and it works beautifully for salad dressings in particular, because once it emulsifies them, they stay that way.

Make salad:

Slice hearts of palm into coins and avocado into cubes and place, with onion, in a large bowl with vinaigrette. Combine gently and mound on top of plates of lettuce.

Serves 6

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judee said...

Avocado and hearts of palm are two of my favorites as well. I make a similar salad but with a different type of dressing and everything is chopped with some cherry tomatoes. I like you idea of putting it on lettuce and serving it with a vinaigrette dressing.

Linda said...

Man this looks good. I think I love your place setting as much as the recipe.

sandy said...

i agree with Linda - your place settings are great. We were at the fair last week and in the section where they have the place setting competition but this year it was so crowded around all the table exhibits that we couldn't get close enough to see them. I did see a few and it appeared that whoever made them just set it up the same way they did last year. I really enjoy seeing your different settings.