I had one too many glasses of vino last night which caused me to hit the vending machine for some potato chips right before I left work today. They may have been gluten-free veggie chips, but they left me feeling greasy and sluggish. By the time I had walked home over the bridge in the 93 degree New York City weather, my taste buds were craving something very light and refreshing for dinner.
Enter some of my favorite food items: Hearts of palm, tomatoes, shallots, vinegar, lemon and olive oil. This one is very simple and easy to prepare and perfect on a hot summer day.
2 whole tomatoes or 2 hands full of cherry/assorted small tomatoes
1 can hearts of palm
1/2 small shallot
1 1/2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1/8 cup red wine vinegar
sprinkle of black pepper or garlic pepper
chop tomatoes, hearts of palm and shallots and mix with olive oil, vinegar, lemon and pepper