Heartthrob Salad


  • 1 pint heirloom cherry size tomatoes sliced in half or quartered for larger ones
  • 2-3 garlic cloves minced or pressed
  • 2 tablespoons pitted and chopped kalamata olives
  • 3 pieces of heart of palm cut into 1/2 - 3/4 inch pieces plus 2 or so more to garnish, sliced into 2 inch long and 1/4 inch wide pieces - these sizes are approximate - do what makes you happy
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce cut or torn into bite sized pieces
  • Optional items - grated parmesan obviously not a vegan option and parsley


  1. Combine tomatoes, garlic, olives, small pieces of heart of palm vinegar, olive oil, Dijon, and salt and pepper to taste in a container with a lid, stir to mix well, cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. Add lettuce to a large bowl, top with tomato/olive/dressing business and garnish with remaining pieces of heart of palm
  3. Top with parsley and parmesan if using