HEARTS OF PALM SALAD WITH AVOCADO a Great Aventure For #SundaySupper

What an amazing #SundaySupper we have this week, I feel very honored and excited because the company Merrell joins us around the family table.
I want to tell you that this recipe is inspired by the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica where for a long time my family and I went camping. Costa Rica is an exotic country that has the most incredible landscapes, mountains, beaches, parks, rainforests, and wonderful people.
As part of our tradition, the meals included in the Hearts of Palm, the product produced by the Palm. We use it to prepare a wide variety of dishes, but especially when we want to enjoy the beautiful scenery and fresh air.
When we came to the United States my husband and I realized even more the importance of inculcating in our children the family dinner, since being in Costa Rica we used to go to a family member's house for dinner.
This is one of the most important traditions passed down generation to generation and when your family is so far away means even more.
It is super special for me to share this recipe as it is very attached to my roots and represents 100% of the versatility and beauty that the country has.
And in my family transmits the love and warmth every time we sit around the family table.
Encourage your children in this incredible tradition and make every Sunday special a unique moment to remember forever.


  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped papaya
  • 1 can of 14.5 oz Hearts of Palm
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste


Cut avocados in half, remove seeds and peel, sprinkle with a little lemon juice.
Drain the can hearts of palm and cut into slices, stir gently with the papaya, cut the lettuce into pieces.

In a bowl make the vinaigrette, stirring, agave nectar, lemon juice, mustard, olive oil, salt and pepper, stir well until well blended.

In order to serve
On a plate place a cup of lettuce, one avocado half and 3 tablespoons of the mixture of Hearts of Palm with papaya, sprinkle a tablespoon of the dressing over and garnish with chopped cilantro.

This recipe makes 8 servings.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

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  1. I have always wanted to go to Costa Rica. Thanks for sharing, I have never had hearts of palm but it looks like a delicious summer salad. I wonder if I will be able to find it here in the UK.

  2. Ooooh, I adore hearts of palm and you just don't see many recipes including them! What a wonderful salad...perfect for #SundaySupper!

  3. Anonymous7/29/2012

    Your salad looks so pretty! Sounds yummy too! Cindy Cindy's Recipes

    1. Anonymous7/29/2012

      oops I forgot to say my twitter handle is @writelane too!

  4. Very nice salad - I do enjoy hearts of palm. It looks like it is great for summer.

  5. Wow, I really have to plan my vacation to Costa Rica!Sounds amazing and so does your salad :)Lovely!

  6. #SundaySupper to me is enjoying the company of family and friends, winding down the week with lots of food and drink. I love to cook large meals. Cindy Brickley at cjbrick@ymail.com See ya at 7:00

  7. My husband...and I...love hearts of palm, but I rarely serve them. This is a must try. I am a new GFC follower. Patsy

  8. I love hearts of palm. Your salad looks delicioius!
    #SundaySUpper to me means getting the family together and enjoying time talking about our week. @HezziD

  9. Yummy! Stopping by from #SundaySupper

  10. #sundaysupper is the perfect time to share family traditions and memories when you no longer live in the same place... I live in a different part of the US than I did growing up, so I'm always trying to share bits about living there. @famfriendsfood

  11. I couldn't agree more...I think connecting with our roots and helping our kids to appreciate theirs is a HUGE part of #SundaySupper in our home, as well. This salad sounds lovely! @girlichef

  12. I pretty much love anything with avocado, so I'm totally sold on this already!

    For us, #SundaySupper is a time to sit - block everything else out - and share our day as a family.

    Jamie @ www.mamamommymom.com

  13. sunday supper means spending time with people I love and connecting with them @mellanhead.

    I love this salad. his would be great for our cookout next weekend

  14. I need to try this! I've never had Hearts of Palm, but looked at it at the grocery store wondering what I would do with it.

    For us, Sunday Supper is about being together and getting a great start to our week. That's how it was for us when I was a kid and that's how it is for them too.

    twitter: @homecookmemory

  15. I have never had Hearts of Palm. Very curious now!

  16. I have never had hearts of palm either! We will have to check it out, this will make a great summer meal!


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