You are here: Home » Recipes » Marinated Hearts of Palm Marinated Hearts of Palm Yield 8 servings Add a teaspoon of honey to the vinaigrette to make it a little sweet or a mashed malaguete pepper to make it a little hot. Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn PrintEmail Ivory-colored hearts of palm are the tender center of a palm variety originally native to the Amazon. Since the tree, at about 6 feet tall, must be killed to reach this core, it is thankfully no longer wild-harvested, but sustainably cultivated. Ingredients Vinaigrette:1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil Finely grated rind of 1 lemon, 1 lime and 1 orange Juice of 1 lemon, 1 lime and 1 orange1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt Freshly ground black pepperSalad:2 (14-ounce) cans hearts of palm, rinsed, drained, blotted dry and sliced into 1/3-inch thick rings2 green onions, cut into 1/4-inch slices4 celery stalks, cut into 1/4-inch slices1 orange, sectioned and diced1 grapefruit, preferably red, sectioned and chopped3 tablespoons diced pimiento-stuffed green olivesTo serve: Salad greens, spinach, spring mix, or 8 whole romaine lettuce leaves1 ripe avocado, peeled and coarsely chopped Instructions To prepare vinaigrette, combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk well. To prepare salad, combining all ingredients in a medium bowl. Pour vinaigrette over top and toss well. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. To serve, place greens on 8 individual salad plates. Spoon hearts of palm mixture on top. (If using romaine, place a spoonful of salad at the end of each leaf and serve one leaf per person.) Garnish with avocado. Recipe by Crescent Dragonwagon.