Heart Healthy Recipes

As Heart Health Awareness Month comes to a close, we want to share with you some simple recipes to keep your heart happy and your taste buds satisfied throughout the year.

Red Beans and Rice (Serves 4)

  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain riceredbeans_rice
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 clove garlic, chopped OR
  • 2 teaspoons jarred, minced garlic
  • 1 (15.5 oz.) canned, low-sodium or no-salt-added kidney beans (red beans, black beans, pinto beans or black eyes peas can be substituted for kidney beans) drained, rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt-free Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 small white onion, thinly slice OR
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • 4 large ears of corn (on the cob)
  • Pepper and butter or margarine

Prep Time: 10 min. | Cook Time: 15 min. | Total Time: 25 min.

Red Beans and Rice

  1. Cook rice as directed on package.
  2. As rice cooks, heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook two minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add beans, seasoning and pepper. Cook until heated through, 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add rice to bean mixture.

Corn on the Cob

  1. Remove the husks, pull off the silky threads and cut out any blemishes with a pointed knife.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add corn, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Drain and cut into halves, if desired.
  3. Season to taste with butter or margarine and pepper.

Serve together for a delicious, heart-healthy meal.

Recipe originally posted by the American Heart Association, Red Beans and Rice with Corn on the Cob.

Regal Salmon Fresh Cuts Black Bean Stir-Fry (Serves 2)

  • 275g packet Regal Salmon Fresh Stir-fry piecesstirfry
  • 2 tablespoons black bean sauce
  • Tick approved oil, light spray
  • 1 carrot, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 red capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 100g sugar snap peas, cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup black beans, canned, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup bamboo shoots, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup mung bean sprouts
  • 1 cup rice noodles

Prep Time: 5 min. | Cook Time: 20 min. | Total Time: 25 min.

  1. Drizzle salmon pieces with black bean sauce, and leave to marinate for 10 minutes.
  2. Spray Tick approved oil in wok over high heat. Place salmon pieces in wok with skin-side down. Cook until skin is crispy. Turn over salmon pieces to quickly cook the other side. Remove salmon and set aside.
  3. Spray Tick approved oil and add carrots, broccoli, red capsicum, sugar snap peas, black beans and bamboo shoots.
  4. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Add sprouts and return salmon to pan. Toss carefully to mix.
  5. Serve on top of rice noodles.

An Asian recipe that will keep your heart happy.

Recipes originally posted by the Heart Foundation, Regal Salmon Fresh Cuts Black Bean Stir Fry.




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