Butter Lettuce, Heart of Palm & Avocado salad . .

A simple salad that puts a ubiquitous supermarket staple to work. Canned hearts of palm have a vegetal, slightly nutty flavor similar to artichokes, and they combine perfectly with butter lettuce and avocado.

 

Ingredients:

3 tbsp. olive oil

2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 1⁄2 oz. butterhead lettuce, leaves torn

1⁄4 cup chopped and toasted walnuts

1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and thinly sliced

1⁄4 small red onion, thinly sliced

1 (14-oz.) can hearts of palm, drained and thinly sliced on the bias

 

Instructions:

In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Add in remaining ingredients and toss lightly to combine. Serve with grilled chicken or fish, if you like.