Chef John DeLucie uses tropical hearts of palm in this chopped salad that’s a wonderful vegetarian starter or side dish.
Combine all of the chopped ingredients in a large serving bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the vinegar and oil, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Adjust the amount of vinegar and oil to your preference, and pour ¾ of it over the salad, tossing to combine. Taste and re-dress or re-season as needed. Garnish with the grated Manchego if desired.