Heart Healthy Valentines Menu

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Want to create a Valentines menu with your beloved’s heart in mind? We have the perfect heart healthy & delicious recipes just for you.

ENTRÈ:

Stuffed Avocado Slice  

INGREDIENTS

¼ cup Pine Nuts

1 Avocado

½ Lemon for juice

1 teaspoon Flaxseed Oil

¼ cup Parsley, finely chopped

1 Celery stick, diced

1 Garlic clove

Himalayan Sea Salt and Pepper to taste

Cherry tomatoes to decorate

METHOD

1. Slice the avocado in half.

2. In a bowl combine the parsley, celery, garlic, oil, salt and pepper and mix until all ingredients are well incorporated together.

3. With a spoon, place mixture into the avocado and squeeze lemon juice over it.

4. Halve the cherry tomatoes and place on side.

 

MAIN COURSE:

Baked salmon with olives, greens and tomatoes (adapted from Jamie Oliver – so quick easy, tasty and heart friendly!!)

Ingredients:

  • 100 g green beans10 small cherry tomatoes
  • 1 handful black olives
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 120 gms thick salmon fillet steaks, with or without skin, but definitely pin-boned
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 handful freshly picked basil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

Tail the green beans, blanch them until tender in salted, boiling water, and drain.

Put in a bowl with the cherry tomatoes and the stoned olives.

Toss in the olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.Give the salmon fillets a quick wash under the tap and pat dry with kitchen paper towels.

Squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lemon over the fillets, on both sides, then season both sides with salt and pepper and drizzle a little olive oil over the top.

Preheat the oven and a roasting tray at the highest temperature. Put your 4 fillets of salmon at 1 end of the roasting tray.

Toss the basil into the green beans, olives and tomatoes and place this mixture at the other end of the tray.

Roast in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and serve with lemon quarters.

And for dessert, why not make our Turmeric heart Bark

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