Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger

Creme de Palmito Cream of Hearts of Palm

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 6 servings
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16 ounce can hearts of palm, drained with all of the liquid reserved

2 cups chicken stock, homemade or best quality canned

1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley, for garnish

3/4 cup plain yogurt, for garnish


  1. Cut the hearts of palm into 3/4inch rounds and quickly saute in butter. Add reserved liquid and chicken stock. Cook over medium heat stirring for 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a blender and puree. Strain through a sieve and return to a sauce pan. Temper 1 egg yolk with some of the hot liquid and whisk into the puree. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle into warm soup bowls. Combine the parsley and yogurt and place a dollop on top of the soup as a garnish.