Marinated Hearts of Palm


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I know you can buy marinated hearts of palm in a jar, ready to eat, but I just don’t like the flavor as much as marinating them myself at home (sans preservatives!).  The recipe below takes about 5 minutes, and is totally worth the effort.  I make the marinade so that I can use it as a salad dressing.  A quick lunch idea is to chop up romaine, add a handful of nuts or pumpkin seeds and these marinated hearts of palm (without draining them).

Ingredients

28 oz hearts of palm, rinse and drain well
2 garlic clove, finely minced
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tbsp wine vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp parsley, chopped fine (1 tsp if using dried parsley)
2 tbsp sun dried tomatoes, chopped fine (optional)
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions

1.  Cut the hearts of palm into 1/2-inch thick slices.  Leave them in the strainer while you prepare the rest of the ingredients so that they drain well and are dry before mixing into the marinade.

2.  Whisk together the lime juice, vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper, parsley, and sun dried tomatoes.

3.  Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking continuously.  Continue until the marinade looks creamy and uniform.  Taste the marinade and adjust the salt and pepper as needed.

4.  Gently toss in the sliced hearts of palm.  Transfer to a glass jar and store in the fridge.  I typically let them sit at least overnight, and keep them up to 10 days in the fridge.

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