In Heart Week, here’s a tasty main course and a dessert to lift your spirits and keep your ticker in shape

Paul Barry
The Nightly
2 Min Read
Sarah’s healthy chocolate avocado mousse for Heart Week.
Sarah’s healthy chocolate avocado mousse for Heart Week. Credit: The Nightly

SALMON WITH MIXED VEG AND BROWN RICE

Serves 1

Ingredients

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2 teaspoons curry paste

1 tablespoon yoghurt

zest and juice of 1 lemon

1 salmon fillet

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/2 tablespoon of fresh ginger

1 clove of garlic

1 cup of broccoli

1/4 red onion sliced

1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes

1/4 cup of coriander

Method

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Mix the curry, yoghurt, lemon juice and zest and marinate the salmon.

Heart-smart foods recipes salmon with mixed veg and brown rice
Heart-smart foods recipes salmon with mixed veg and brown rice Credit: The Nightly

Next mix the cumin, ginger, garlic, broccoli, and red onion together and the roast for around 10 minutes on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Then add the salmon and tomatoes plus any remaining marinade to taste. Cook for another 10 - 15 minutes.

Serve with fresh coriander and 1/2 cup of cooked brown rice or cauliflower rice (optional).

SARAH’S HEALTHY CHOCOLATE AVOCADO MOUSSE

Ingredients

2 ripe avocados

1/2 cup cacao

1/2 cup melted dark chocolate chips

3/4 tablespoons of almond milk (you can use milk of your choice)

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

1/3 cup of maple syrup

5 medjool dates (pitted)

Instructions

Combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor until completely smooth and serve or refrigerate for later.

Little tip: If the dates aren’t really soft, soak them in boiling water for 5-10 minutes.

Note: With the addition of milk, this depends on the size of the avocado and the seed inside. So just add the milk by tablespoons until you get the consistency of a mousse.

Sarah Di Lorenzo is Seven Sunrise’s resident nutritionist and Heart Week runs from May 6 to 12

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