You’re at a restaurant perusing the lunch menu. You notice one of the salads features something called “hearts of palm.” Not sure what it is? Here's your answer: The heart of palm is the delicious, crunchy vegetable harvested from the center of the cabbage palm tree. Though they resemble white asparagus, the flavor is much more delicate, making them extremely versatile. Here’s how to use them:
1. Hearts of Palm and Cress Salad
Here the hearts of palm are tossed in a refreshing salad with watercress, tomatoes, salty olives and juicy navel oranges.
2. Hearts of Palm Dip
A little bit of garlic, lime zest and olive oil transforms canned hearts of palm into a luscious, low-fat dip.