I think it was in the last survey that a reader said he’d like me to share healthy recipes.
Well, that would require that I eat healthy.
Until recently, I wasn’t focused on eating healthy. But now I am. And, there’s no reason eating healthy can’t be delicious!
This is a bowl of some favorite vegetables soaked in the freshness of lime. Have you ever eaten hearts of palm?
I never had, but everything else in the bowl was a sure thing. Just for fun, I sliced the hearts of palm cross-ways to form what looks like spirals.
I always think food should be fun. Doesn’t that help it look more appetizing? It does for me.
I found this recipe from Mary at her Piles of Smiles blog. Mary shared a sweet story called It’s Not Always About the Tomatoes. I was so intrigued by her story…and her recipe. I’d never heard of Civeche and did a little research on-line.
It is usually made with seafood and is popular in the coastal areas of Latin America. Since I don’t eat most seafood, I skipped it.
Ingredients I Used
hearts of palm
salt and pepper
I omitted the olive oil and just tossed everything with freshly squeezed lime juice. It was amazing!
HH even liked it. He’s not one to like many vegetables, so this one was a test, for sure! He didn’t care for the avocado, though, so I’ll leave that off of his next time.
That’s what I like most about this recipe. You can substitute things to your liking. Mary says shrimp is sometimes added, or sea bass, or garbanzo beans for additional flavor. You will find her recipe with the necessary quantities here.
What do you think? Will you add this to your health food recipe box?
Last night, I made a favorite fish entrée – a recipe PAM (Painter Artist Mom) gave me many years ago. It’s another recipe with lemon or lime, which goes perfectly with our table setting in the kitchen right now (Table of Fish for a Day). I’ll share the fish recipe with you next week.
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