Recipe: Hearts of Palm and Shrimp Salad

Recipe: Hearts of Palm and Shrimp Salad

by Chris Kresser

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Hearts of palm, also known as the "millionaire's salad," has a taste similar to that of artichokes. Originally harvested by cutting down whole palm trees, they are now produced through sustainable cultivation and therefore readily available (and affordable). Buy them in glass jars labeled "cultivated."

hearts of palm and shrimp salad
Hearts of palm are paired with shrimp in this fresh-tasting salad.

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Type of dish: Salads
Servings: 3
Equipment: Small Mixing Bowl, Large Salad Bowl 

Ingredients:

  • one 14½ oz jar hearts of palm
  • 1½ cups cooked shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 2½ TB extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsps fresh lemon juice
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • sea salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 TB cilantro, finely chopped
  • enough salad greens to cover 3 plates

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, mix together shrimp, olive oil, lemon juice, shallot, and cilantro, and set aside for ½ hour. Then add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Slice hearts of palm into ½ inch (1½ cm) rounds.
  3. Arrange mixed greens on plates and top with hearts of palm and the shrimp mix.

Enjoy!

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  1. Does anybody get sleepy AFTER their breakfast? Today I ate 1/2 Avocado, 1/4 apple, some trail mix, probiotic yogurt.
    I am not overweight, don’t drink alcohol, don’t smoke ANYthing and exercise and work 7 days a week. Ergh. So frustrating.

    • Carole – Tried eating small amounts of protein in the AM? I had the same thing for years but usually after lunch. Also, how are your adrenals?

  2. Honestly, maybe I’m just blessed with a fast metabolism, but I would have to eat 20 of these a day to feel half normal.

  3. That looks fantastic! It’s also AIP friendly. I’m going to add some grilled pineapple on the side.

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