Hearts of Palm and Avocado Salad

Hearts of Palm and Avocado Salad

I grew up eating Swamp Cabbage, also known as Cabbage Palm. The first time I ate it my dad dug one up while we were camping on the banks of the Okeechobee. He said we would use part of it for lunch, then we took a hike. My dad saw a small brook with water running and took out his pocket knife and built a little water-wheel with the stack and fronds from the cabbage palm.  Later we make some swamp cabbage for lunch.

This recipe is one of my favorite salads.

Hearts of Palm and Avocado Salad with Lime

Serving Size : 4

1/2 cup lime juice
1 tomato
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 clove garlic — crushed
1 pinch salt
1 tiny pinch red pepper flakes
2 cans hearts of palm — julienned
2 ripe California avocados
1 head leaf lettuce
1 head butter lettuce
1 medium red onion — thin rings

1) Combine first 5 ingredients together in blender for dressing. let sit for about 20 min.

2) Tear lettuces in bite size pieces. Combine with the rest of the ingredients. toss with salad dressing. Serve immediately

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