Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Hearts of Palm
Hearts of Palm are one of my favorite salad ingredients any time of year and it doesn’t take too many to really make a salad special!
I may have let out a tiny squeal yesterday when I saw that Costco had these Sun Pix Hearts of Palm back in stock! If you’re not familiar with with them, this is a tender and flavorful vegetable that come from the center of the stems of palm plants. They’re labor intensive to harvest, so even though domesticated Palms are now grown for this crop, they’re still not that common.
I always buy some for the pantry when these big jars show up at Costco. And even when I have to pay more for them at the regular grocery store, this is something I love to add to salads all year long.
A peek at the nutritional information shows why this is such a nutritious ingredient. Hearts of palm are cholesterol and sugar-free, very low in calories, fat, and carbs, and high in fiber. The canned ones are relatively high in sodium, so if that’s an issue for you don’t add salt or use with salty ingredients in recipes.
I’ve been experimenting with this ingredient for a few years, ever since my Costco started carrying them in the reasonably-priced two-packs, and below are links to help you find some of my favorite recipes using them.
Favorite Salads with Hearts of Palm:
Hearts of Palm Salad with Avocado and Radicchio
Heart of Palm and Avocado Salad with Cilantro
Tomatoes Salad with Hearts of Palm, Olives, and Feta
Check out Low-Carb Salads with Hearts of Palm to see more tasty salad ideas!
Other Bloggers’ Ideas for Hearts of Palm:
Hearts of Palm, Shrimp, and Cheese Pizza from The Perfect Pantry
Pita Sandwich with Chicken, Hearts of Palm, and Chimichurri from Cookin’ Canuck
Katie’s Quinoa with Hearts of Palm, Cucumber, and Feta from The Naptime Chef
Marinated Asparagus and Hearts of Palm from The Pioneer Woman Cooks
About Products Featured for Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks:
I purchased the hearts of palm myself and Costco and this company have no idea whatsoever that I’m writing about their product. I love to feature products that are really a wow for me, and items featured as Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks are always things I’d happily buy over and over. So readers will know that my opinions are completely unbiased, I don’t accept review products from the many companies who offer to send them to me. You can see the complete list of products I’ve chosen to feature at Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks.