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Hearts of Palm

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Hearts of Palm with Basil Sauce

Looking for some salad ideas to kick off 2009? Try a salad with our Hearts of Palm & Artichoke Hearts with Basil Sauce. Just the right thing if you're trying to change your eating habits.

What are Hearts of Palm? Very simply they are a vegetable harvested from the core of certain types of palm trees. They have a high fiber content, no cholesterol and also large amounts of iron and calcium. Hearts of palm are mostly grown in equatorial parts of the globe. As people turn to healthier eating in the last few years hearts of palm have become more popular. With their fresh, delicate piquant taste, (sort of a cross between artichoke hearts and water chestnuts) ivory color, and firm texture hearts of palm are a delicious addition to any salad.

Here is a quick easy recipe that include hearts of palm. This recipe appears on the label of Pastene Hearts of Palm:

Hearts of Palm with Basil Sauce

Simple, easy, and delicious!

Recipe:
INGREDIENTS:

14 oz. can (7 oz. DR. WT.) Pastene Hearts of Palm, drained and sliced 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
14 oz. can Pastene Artichoke Hearts, drained and halved
1 TBSP Dijon mustard
1 egg yolk
3 TBSP Pastene Red Wine vinegar
1 TBSP Pastene Basil Pesto
1/2 cup Pastene Pure Olive Oil
1 TBSP freshly chopped parsley
   Salt and Pepper to taste.

Directions:

Place sliced hearts of palm and the artichoke halves in a deep platter or bowl and set aside. Mix mustard with egg yolk, salt and pepper. Whisk in vinegar and pesto. Add oil in thin stream while whisking until thick. Mix in parsley, pour over vegetables and marinate 15 minutes stirring twice. Serve on a bed of lettuce, spinach, or other field greens and enjoy.

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