July 17, 2012

Hearts of Palm and Tomato Salad with Feta

Ladies and Gentleman, we have a recipe!

And Boding named it for me. Say thank you to him, won’t you?

So this recipe. It’s pretty! It’s Summery! It’s tasty. You will love it.

The tomatoes used for this recipe were the last of my Summer CSA with Gruber Farm. It was bittersweet. And by bittersweet I mean I am mildly depressed that the Summer season is over, but very excited knowing that the Fall season will start at the end of August.

Yes, I said August. August 28th to be exact. What is with South Carolina being so ahead of the times? Seasonally speaking…progressively, not so much. Thank goodness our people are so friendly.

Before I go off on another tangent, let me share with you some salad.image

Hearts of Palm and Tomato Salad with Feta


  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 14 oz. can of hearts of palm, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 3 tbsp. fresh parsley, minced
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, toss together tomatoes, hearts of palm, and feta.
  2. Add parsley, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Toss until evenly mixed.

I highly recommend using local tomatoes and fresh parsley for optimal flavor. It gets better as it sits, so for best results, make the night before you want to serve it. The salad is great as an appetizer or as a side; I’ve had it both as a snack and with grilled chicken and veggies. image

On Saturday, I dropped my Shun Santoku knife off at Coastal Cupboard to be sharpened and got it back today. Aside from the above recipe, this was the most exciting part of my day. The knife slices through tomatoes so easily, it’s quite scary. The moment I took it out of the packaging,  I nicked my fingernail. I would.image

You know you’re a foodie when…

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  • itzyskitchen

    You know every restaurant you want to go to while on vacation before arriving at your destination 🙂

    Delicious salad. Heart Coastal Cupboard

  • The first area of a bookshop you head to is the cooking section…

  • you go up to nyc for the new york wine and food festival, oct 11th-14th,  if you do, i will also introduce you to bethenny (she will be at my event and is hosting another that friday)…and because we miss each other

  • Megan Smith

    You think about what you’re having for dinner..while you’re eating lunch.

  • Erica Jordan

    i seriously love you. taking a knife to get sharpened. you seriously rock my life!

    but honestly i whats better than slicing and dicing SO PERFECTLY!!! When I got a new set of knives, i cut so much stuff. tomatos…bread…peppers…kurts di…um what? 😉 haha

    this looks deliciously healthy and amazing xtina. need to put these on a “TO MAKE”


  • This looks amazing! I’ve actually never had hearts of palm before… I’m curious to find out what they taste like!

    You know you’re a foodie when you spend all day shopping in Toronto and the only thing you buy is a donut pan from Crate & Barrel hahaha. 😉

  • when you say the words nom nom without thinking. Ya, i just said it. Oye! 

  • Jmccord1

    you are giddy on grocery ad day.

  • Girl, that looks delish!

  • I pretty much inhale anything with feta. And so awesome that your knife is that short! Nicked fingernail though, not so awesome…

  • I meant sharp, not short! haha

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