Hearts of palm

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Hearts of Palm: The Asparagus Alternative
These salad bar mainstays, which we've never seen sold fresh, are crisp and crunchy, and taste great with nothing more than a few drops of balsamic or apple cider vinegar. You can also make a salad with chopped hearts of palm, chunks of avocado, tomato and cucumber. Sliced green onions and a rice wine vinegar–olive oil dressing add a sharp counterpoint.