Heart-Healthy Power Dish

If you have heart problems, your diet may feel restrictive. But this dish packs a powerful punch, and is chockfull of heart-healthy foods. From salmon to tomatoes to garlic, the ingredients in this delicious meal all have properties that can help your ticker. So dig in, guilt-free!

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Makes 2 servings


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 cups diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium vegetable juice
  • 2 cups frozen lima beans (1 frozen packet)
  • 1 (10 oz) skinless salmon filet
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 lemon


In a medium-large saucepan, warm the olive oil and briefly cook the pepper flakes and garlic until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Stir in the tomatoes and cook for about 3 minutes. Add the vegetable juice and lima beans and simmer, stirring occasionally for 7 to 8 minutes. Place the salmon pieces over the veggie mix, salt and pepper lightly, cover the pan and let it all steam on a low heat for 5 to 6 minutes – depending on how well done you like your salmon.

Take the pan off the heat, stir in the dill, drizzle with a little lemon and serve.