I’ve been experiencing a bit of insomnia lately partially due to stress, partially due to a neighbor with an affinity for loud bass music in the night right under my bedroom window (insert eye roll.) As a result, I’ve found myself awake a bit more than I’d like in the wee hours.
That being said, I’ve had tons of time to play on Pinterest! I mean, what else do you do in the night? I mean, everyone is asleep… so, I search for summer salad recipes. That’s what everyone does, right?
With the weekend officially kicking off summer salad season, I’ve been perusing the interwebz for all sorts of must-try salads, and this one couldn’t be simpler, so it naturally floated to the top of the list.
Hearts of Palm… I love this vegetable. What does it taste like? It’s reminiscent of an artichoke to me. Brined and tender, it is a lovely addition to salads. I’ve never eaten it cooked, but I imagine there are folks out there that have. You can find them in the canned veggie section at the grocery store, right near the artichokes and baby corns. Yum, yum. If you’ve never tried Hearts of Palm – Here’s your chance!
Tomato and Hearts of Palm Salad
Adapted from Foodie Crush
3 cups grape tomatoes, sliced in half
1 14-ounce can hearts of palm, drained and sliced into ¼ inch rings
¼ cup thinly sliced or spiralized red onion
¼ cup chopped Italian parsley
2 Tbsp. canola oil
2 Tbsp. water
1½ Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. Truvia
1 tsp. kosher salt
½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1. Combine tomatoes, hearts of palm, red onion, and parsley in a large bowl.
2. In a small bowl, mix the vegetable oil, water, vinegar, trivia, salt, and pepper until sugar is dissolved and well mixed.
3. Pour vinaigrette over tomato mixture and gently mix. Add more salt and pepper to taste.
4. Serve at room temperature.
Note: I stored leftovers in 1 cup prep bowls from Pampered Chef. I had a party a few weeks back and these were some of my party freebies. Cute, huh? I’ve realized I’m more apt to eat leftovers if they are separated out into servings and being able to see the contents (clear containers) make me reach for them!
Per 1 cup serving:
CAL 104; FAT 6g; SAT FAT 0g; CARBS 8g; PROT 3g; FIB 3g; SUG 2g
WW Points+: 2; WW Smart Points: 3