If you love buffalo chicken or you’ve had buffalo cauliflower, then get excited for buffalo hearts of palm. These canned hearts of palm are cooked down, shredded, mixed with a healthy homemade buffalo sauce and stuffed into roasted sweet potatoes. They’ll amaze you!
Buffalo Hearts of Palm Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Ever since I went primarily vegetarian, I’ve been trying to elevate vegetables as much as possible, to get everyone excited to eat more of them! I love buffalo cauliflower (I have a recipe for a buffalo cauliflower salad in my Inspiralized & Beyond cookbook, actually), so I thought, “why not try this with hearts of palm?”
Similar to jackfruit, when the hearts of palm are cooked down, they are easily shredded with two forks (or you can put them in a stand mixer and they’ll shred right up!) Then, top them with whatever flavor you want – here, buffalo sauce – and they absorb all that robust flavor and taste like a hearty meat substitute!
If you want even ‘meatier’ of a texture with these hearts of palm, you can put them underneath the broiler in the oven and let them crisp up a bit, for just 5 or so minutes.
The kicker? The buffalo sauce drenched hearts of palm melt into the warm roasted sweet potatoes for a delicious bite and flavor. Plus, the celery gives it a little needed crunch and balances out the spice of the buffalo sauce. The ranch can be substituted with blue cheese, if you’re not vegan but I love the Tessemae’s Ranch (#notsponsored, just truly love it!)
Any way you make this, you’re going to be amazed by how easy it is to transform hearts of palm into buffalo “meat” and it may give you a new reason to go meatless!
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