Hearts of Palm Salad

Ensalada de Palmitos

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Zarela's Veracruz: Mexico's Simplest Cuisine

By Zarela Martínez

Published 2001

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This simple but universally popular mixture is equally good as a side dish or an appetizer spread. It’s one of many dishes made on the home ground of several palm varieties resembling the Florida “swamp cabbage,” with a tender, delicious artichoke-like core at the center of the young trunks. Because the whole tree must be cut down to obtain a small yield of palm heart, it remains a highly limited crop in ecologically fragile areas like Florida, and I have never seen it sold fresh in this co