“Let Me Hear Your Body Talk” Two Hearts Salad with a Hand-made Dressing

By Jackie DeKnock  ,   

July 15, 2015

Let Me Hear Your Body Talk!

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  • Yields: Serves 2, of course!



1 (14 ounce) tin of hearts of palm, rinsed and chilled

1 (14 ounce) tin of artichoke hearts, rinsed and chilled

6-8 inner leaves of Romaine lettuce

1 tomato, sliced into wedges

3-4 strips roasted red pepper

½ cup strawberries, sliced on their sides (they look like hearts, how sweet is that)!

2 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing (makes 1 cup)

¼ teaspoon Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh tarragon or parsley

¾ cup extra virgin olive oil

Sea salt, to taste

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste



Cut the hearts of palm and artichoke hearts into bite-size pieces.

Arrange lettuce leaves on individual plates and then arrange hearts of palm, artichokes, tomato, and pepper strips with strawberries on top.

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Combine the mustard, vinegar and fresh herbs in a bowl.

Slowly whisk in the oil until fully combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes 30 Minutes to let the flavours meld.

Stir the dressing just before serving and drizzle over each salad. Sprinkle with cheese.

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