Hearts of Palm, Shrimp and Avocado Salad

  • Yield 2 servings

This refreshing Paleo-friendly salad is light but filling, with a hint of lovely citrus flavor.

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Ingredients

1 clove garlic
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons fresh basil
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 can (14 oz) hearts of palm
2 large avocados, diced
1 large red onion, sliced very thin
1 large tomato, diced or 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
3 cups mache lettuce or Boston lettuce leaves, torn
8 ounces grilled wild shrimp, seasoned with salt, pepper and a little lime juice

Instructions

  1. To make the dressing, combine the garlic, cilantro, basil, lemon juice, orange juice and salt in a blender. Slowly add the olive oil and blend until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sliced hearts of palm with the avocado, red onion, lettuce and tomato. Toss with the dressing right before serving.
  3. If bringing to the office, pack the lettuce separately from the dressed avocadoes, onion and hearts of palm. Assemble at the office. You can top with the grilled shrimp or serve it on the side if you like.

Recipe courtesy of Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts On the Go: The Solution to Gluten-Free Eating All Day Long with Delicious, Easy and Portable Primal Meals (2013).

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