Some good heart-healthy recipes include the simple Persian salad recipe from the American Heart Association and the cilantro-lime chicken recipe on MyRecipes.com. These highly rated recipes consist of healthy ingredients, and they are easy to prepare.
Make the simple Persian salad by dicing 2 cucumbers, 4 tomatoes and 1 red onion. Combine the vegetables with 2 tablespoons of crumbled fat-free feta cheese and 1/4 cup of chopped fresh mint or parsley in a bowl. Chill the mixture for 20 minutes. Whisk the juice of 2 limes with 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper. Add this dressing to the vegetable mixture, and serve.
Make the cilantro-lime chicken with avocado salsa by marinating 4 pieces of 6-ounce skinless and boneless chicken breast in a mixture of 2 1/2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice, 2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh cilantro and 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil for three minutes. Retrieve the chicken, and scatter 1/4 teaspoon of salt over the pieces. Cook the chicken pieces on a lightly greased grill pan over medium-high heat for six minutes on both sides or until the meat is cooked through.
To make the salsa, toss 1 cup of chopped plum tomatoes with 2 tablespoons of finely chopped onion, 2 teaspoons of fresh lime juice, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper. Fold in 1 finely chopped avocado. Top the chicken with this salsa.