American-style salad with palm hearts

American-style salad with palm hearts

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Prep: 15 mins - 20 mins


Serves 4
Palm hearts add a real crunch to this classic blue cheese and avocado salad

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal557
  • fat54g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre5g
  • protein11g
  • salt1.15g
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  • 2 Cos lettuces
  • 2 large ripe avocados



    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 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
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  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.

  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.

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18th Dec, 2012
I had never tried palm hearts until this recipe, but I have to say the whole thing was lovely.
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