Hearts of Palm Parmesan Salad

"This is a Costa Rican salad that I enjoy very much. Use fresh shaved Parmesan not prepared grated."
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  • Cut the hearts of palm into 1/2" wide pieces Combine all but the parmesan ingredients in a large bowl.
  • toss and allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes allowing the flavors to blend Serve with shavings of Parmesan on top of the salad.

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  1. I live in Ecuador and my husband is the quality control manager at a factory that makes canned goods.....including hearts of palm. He started bringing home cans of the stuff a few months ago, but I had no idea what to do with it. I've tried a few recipes, but wasn't convinced that I liked "palmito" until I found this salad! I had it over mixed greens with a couple of hard boiled eggs---filling, tasty and really healthy! Thanks for this!
  2. This was good, really good! I certainly picked a winner to try here! Didn't change a thing, not one thing, and that's probably a first for me, I change every recipe, including my own. On my last trip to the States I bought a Microplane ribbon grater, and I had these large, lovely, yummy shavings of Parmesan resting on my hearts of palm. So easy, so impressive, so yummy!
  3. Well... I screwed up the recipe but it was still amazing! I was short a tomato so I used an avocado in place of it. And I forgot all about the shaved parmesan on top. Yet, the salad was still really delicious. Now that's a great recipe! This is a salad with attitude - and we loved it!
  4. This is one of the most requested extras by my family since I introduced them to Hearts of Palm [which I have enjoyed for years.] I like to use the cuts and tips that are available. Just as good and a bit less pricey. Try it over fresh, chopped spinach, YUM. Two thumbs up! 9/16 - Maybe you should hold off on the spinach for now? Try butterleaf lettuce.
  5. Excellent--even without the tomatoes. I used some slivered Vidalia onion instead of the green onions. It certainly is easy to make! Thanks for sharing the recipe.


  1. Excellent--even without the tomatoes. I used some slivered Vidalia onion instead of the green onions. It certainly is easy to make! Thanks for sharing the recipe.


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