Leslie's Featured Recipes

Looking for healthful recipes that taste great too? Here you'll find an assortment of popular recipes that come from the pages of Leslie's best-selling books. Each recipe is low in saturated fat and sodium and packed with beneficial nutrients. Even better, these recipes are easy to prepare and are sure to please your family's taste buds.

Leslie's Featured Recipes

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Spicy Black Bean Soup

This easy to prepare, protein- and fibre-rich soup is a crowd pleaser. Serve it with a side salad and whole grain corn tortillas for a satisfying plant-based meal.

Roasted Ratatouille

This roasted vegetable dish is delicious and makes plenty of leftovers for quick weekday lunches and dinners. At only 107 calories per serving, it delivers plenty of fibre and antioxidants. From Bonnie Stern's More Heartsmart Cooking.

Hot and Sour Soup

This plant-based, low-calorie soup is a cinch to make - it's ready in less than 25 minutes! I suggest doubling the recipe because it won't last long. My taste-testers liked it so much they wanted seconds and thirds.

Sesame Ginger Salmon

This Asian-inspired salmon recipe is a favourite in my house. It also works well if you bake this salmon in a 400° F oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until salmon flakes with a fork.


This cold Spanish-style tomato soup is loaded with vitamin C. It's meant for those warm summer days when local tomatoes are readily available. This soup gets better the longer it sits, so if you have time, make it the day before you plan to serve it.

Blueberry Raspberry Smoothie

It's the time of year to enjoy fresh in-season berries and this smoothie recipe serves up plenty of protein, fibre, antioxidants, vitamin C and calcium. Frozen berries work equally well. For a priobiotic boost, use kefir instead of yogurt.

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

This is one of my favourite salads to make when hosting a barbecue. It's loaded with flavour and can be made the day before. It's a guaranteed crowd pleaser among my cottage guests.

Salmon Burgers

A tasty - and nutritious - alternative to beef burgers. The recipe calls for canned salmon but I'll also use leftover grilled or baked salmon if I have it on hand. Don’t forget the horseradish – it pairs well with these burgers!