Cool “Heart Healthy” Recipes For Grandparents

Dr. Mike, practicing interventional cardiologist and chef, known to his fans as The Grassroots Gourmet™, has created an easy-to-prepare light summer meal that is as healthy as it is delicious.Dr. Mike has created a summer meal that follows The Grassroots Gourmet™ rule of using fresh, seasonal and natural ingredients.  He also recommends topping off your meal with some summer fruits like mangos, peaches and strawberries to create a mélange of flavors.

Smoked Salmon and Fresh Garden Relish
Makes 6 servings; 200 Calories per serving; 13g Total Fat; 14g Total Carbohydrate

“The baguette slices serve as automatic portion control for the smoked salmon and veggies. Salmon is a great source of lean protein and beneficial omega 3 and 6 fats. I prefer a wild salmon    whenever possible. Some research has suggested that varying the diet and activity of native salmon can affect their fat content and overall composition. And there are few things as satisfying as the sweet and salty flavor of perfectly prepared wild salmon. We used some smoked salmon on fresh baguette, but you can use different types of bread, fish and preparations to keep things interesting all summer long!”
• 4oz smoked salmon (wild preferred)
• 1 baguette or other fresh bread, cut into six ½ inch slices and toasted
• 2 garden fresh tomatoes, seeded and chopped
• ½ red onion, diced
• 2 Tbs capers
• Juice of ½ lemon
• 1 avocado, diced
• 2 Tbs fresh dill, chopped
• 1 tsp salt
• ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
• ¼ cup good quality olive oil
• Sour cream or crème fraiche to top (optional)

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