Avocado, Hearts of Palm and Red Onion Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

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This salad is a great one for warm summer days. It comes together quickly, is very flavorful and is packed with enough nutrition and calories to be a meal. The hearts of palm add fiber, iron and manganese and the avocado is rich in potassium, vitamin K, and folate to name a few and is also a good fiber source. The cilantro has anticancer, antioxidant and antimicrobial effect. On top of all that, it is delicious!

 

MAKES: 4 Servings
PREP/COOK TIME: 30 Minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1 14 ounce can hearts of palm, drained

  • 2 California(Haas) firm, ripe avocados

  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced thin

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 1 head Boston lettuce

 DIRECTIONS

  1. For the vinaigrette; add garlic, lemon juice, sugar and salt in a blender and puree. With motor running, add the olive oil in a stream, blending until dressing is emulsified.

  2. Cut hearts of palms in rings about 1/2 inch thick and cut avocado into 3/4 inch cubes. Gently toss together with the onions, cilantro and vinaigrette until combined.

  3. Line salad plates with the lettuce leaves and mound the salad mixture on the leaves and serve.

 
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