American-style salad with palm hearts
- Preparation and cooking time
- Prep: -
- Serves 4
- 2 Cos lettuces
- 2large ripe avocados
- 400g can palm heart , drained
- 140g wedge blue cheese , such as Danish blue or stilton
- handful toasted pine nuts
For the dressing
- 100ml/3½ fl oz extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- STEP 1
Remove the outer leaves of the lettuce and cut each heart into quarters from top to bottom. Soak in a sink filled with cold water for a few minutes. Split the avocados and remove the stones. Scoop the flesh out with a spoon and chop into large chunks. Cut the palm hearts into chunks of the same size. Using a sharp knife, cut the cheese into small pieces. Whisk together the dressing ingredients with some salt and pepper.
- STEP 2
Drain the lettuce, then tear into bite-sized pieces and divide between four bowls. Pile a quarter of each of the other ingredients on top of each serving. Pass round the dressing and let everyone toss their own salad.