Lettuce has just not been doing it for me lately. I've been enjoying other greens -- watercress, sprouts, arugula -- and leaving lettuce out of my salads.
The green in this salad is basil. Lots of it. I've enjoyed using fresh herbs this summer, and this salad is a good example of a lettuce-free, substantial first course.
There's really not much to do here except chop and toss. Well, wash, chop and toss. I'm listing the ingredients I used, but it's really up to you how much of each ingredient you want. I like lots of cheese and olives, but you might want more tomatoes. So adjust accordingly.
Heart of Palm
Balsamic vinegar (this is where you want the good stuff)
Salt and pepper