Hearts Of Palm-Wraps

While shopping for groceries the other day, I came across a can of Hearts of Palm. I had no idea what these were or how to use them but I tossed them in the buggy and continued my shopping.

The curiosity was killing him, so Nick started searching for some info about this veggie and found a recipe to try. I'm not sure what the recipe is called but I have to give him all the credit for this one. It was a win as he put together a combination of healthy veggies and made a delicious filling for tortilla wraps.


Hearts of Palm comes from the center of a cabbage palm tree. The textures is crunchy yet soft sort of like an asparagus stem. (They taste nothing like asparagus). 


They have the taste that resembles artichoke hearts. They are very tasty and I could seriously eat them right out of the can.

This veggie is full of nutrition. To name a few:
  • Zinc
  • B-6 (promotes healthy sleep cycle)
  • C
  • Potassium
  • Protein 
  • fiber 
Hearts of Palm has many health benefits. To name a few:
  • High in fiber and protein so it enhances weight loss.
  • Improves immune system.
  • Great for digestive system.
  • Lowers blood sugar..
  • Decreases inflammation.
  • Supports bone health.
  • Prevents Anemia.
You can use Hearts of Palm for many recipes as they take on any flavor they are mixed with. They are also great chopped into salads or made into dips. I seen a recipe for "Crabless Crab cakes", I cant wait to try next. 

I love the recipe Nick came up with for the wraps. We have eaten these several times as a healthy, delicious and filling meal. Here is how he did it. 


Hearts Of Palm Wraps

Spray sauce pan with no stick spray or ad a touch of oil.
add:
Chopped onions
Frozen Zoodles (or chopped zucchini) 
Cook until soft.
Sprinkle some minced garlic (optional)
salt and pepper.
add:
1- can of chick peas (Garbanzo beans).
1- can of chopped Hearts of Palm.
Cover and simmer about 15 minutes to get it all softened up.


Now Enjoy.

We like to add sour cream, cheese and salsa to our wrap before rolling it all together. These are delicious and you will not even miss the meat.

I can't help but wonder about the first person that chopped a palm tree down and said, 
"hmm, I wonder what this taste like". 


14 comments

  1. I have never heard of them. I'll have to check them out.

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  2. You can make a delicious dip using a recipe for artichoke dip and substituting heart-of-palm. It is soooo good. Your recipe looks delicious, too. xo Diana

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  3. If I have ever ran across it, I don't know it. It does sound good, the pan full looks delicious. Of course I love a veggie looking dish. Thanks for the education, waiting for Sherry to read.

    Love from a sunny Florida!
    Sherry & jack

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  4. Lisa,
    I am now following you wherever I can too!! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by ad comment on my post about blogging. I will be doing a Follow Up post on it soon!! This looks really good but unfortunately, I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other GI issues and veggies do a number on my stomach so i have to avoid them....
    hugs,
    Deb

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  5. I also added your blog to my Blog Roll which I still like to use and I don;t think your ads are obtrusive and they did not scare me off! LOL!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  6. I’ve never even seen this before but I will look next time I’m in a grocery store!

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  7. I've never heard of Hearts of Palm. Sounds very healthy.

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  8. Hi there Lisa. Your wrap look so good and healthy. I love the healthy benefits. Thanks for visiting. Happy Sunday.

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  9. I never had hearts of palm before. I love that your husband found a recipe and made them. I will have to try it out sometime.

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  10. After reading your intro, I looked up Hearts of Palm lol. I've never heard of them before. You learn something new everyday!

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  11. Oh yum!!! I've seen Hearts of Palm somewhere recently and wondered what it was but completely forgot to look it up so I'm glad I saw this post. And that recipe sounds delicious:)

    Laura
    Black Coffee Beautiful

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  12. Who would have thought! Good to know they were so yum.

    http://www.henatayeb.blogspot.com

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