Healthy Heart Recipe
Eating two or three servings of fish a week is a simple way to improve your health and stave off certain illnesses and diseases. You can find this in our healthy heart recipe.
Salmon is one of the most nutritious types of fish to add in to your diet. It is an excellent source of vitamin B12, vitamin D and selenium. It is a good source of niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, phosphorus and vitamin B6. It is also a good source of choline, pantothenic acid, biotin and potassium.
It is believed that the unsaturated fats in fish, called omega-3 fatty acids, are the nutrients that reduce the risk of dying of heart disease. Omega-3 fatty acids may decrease triglycerides, lower blood pressure slightly, reduce blood clotting, decrease stroke and heart failure risk and reduce irregular heartbeats.
This Mediterranean-inspired dish healthy heart recipe, adds just enough olive oil for the health benefits without excessive calories.
TOTAL TIME: 0:20
- 6 clove garlic
- 1 lb. green beans
- 1 pt. grape tomatoes
- ½ c. pitted kalamata olives (you can substitute it with other olives)
- 3 anchovy fillets
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- kosher salt
- 1 skinless salmon fillet
- Heat oven to 425 degrees F. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss together the garlic, beans, tomatoes, olives, and anchovies (if using) with 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Roast until the vegetables are tender and beginning to turn brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat the remaining tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the salmon with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper and cook until golden brown and opaque throughout, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Serve with the vegetables.
This summery salmon dish, inspired by simple Mediterranean flavors, tastes divine and is good for you, too. Start stay healthy and cook it today.