"TwoFaced Tuesdays" is a joint venture between CupcakesOMG! and Jenna from The Paleo Project. Each week, we select one secret ingredient and put our own paleo spin on it. You can catch up on the entire series here. Also, if you have any special ingredient requests, you can always tweet us (@CupcakesOhMG and @ThePaleoProject) using the hashtag #TwoFacedTuesday.
Last weekend at the lake, Megan's mom put together an incredible antipasto plate with cured meats, marinated olives, and what looked liked mozzarella cheese. Feeling about 6 years old, I hurriedly reached for the stringy cheese. What I then proceeded to eat was not at all cheese, but in fact, heart of palm.
When you pull one of these bone-looking things apart, it's almost identical to cheese, I kid you not. And while it doesn't taste like mozzarella, it's still totally delicious. The texture is that of a cooked bean. I realize that's a weird thing to say, but I'm sorry, it's true. Which got me thinking, as anything bean textured does...this would make a perfect dip!
So, there at the lake, in the pool, I told Jenna we were going to feature heart of palm as our next TwoFaced ingredient.
Bandolero, I realized that pork rinds would be the perfect vehicle for getting this dip into my mouth.
Heart of Palm Dip
Makes about 1 1/2 cups
- 1 can heart of palm
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic
- 3 Tbsp. Italian parsley
- salt and pepper to taste
Put all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Serve with pork rinds or carrots and sliced cucumber.