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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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.

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.

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!

Mango Cashew Salad

This simple, flavourful salad is bursting with antioxidants. Use mangos that are slightly firm so they hold their shape when you mix the salad. This recipe also makes a delicious salsa that pairs well with grilled fish and chicken.

Grilled Balsamic Portabello Mushrooms

Portabello mushrooms have a meaty texture and rich flavour, making them a tasty vegetarian alternative to a steak or a beef burger. I also like to add sliced grilled portabellos to a platter of mixed grilled vegetables. So easy and so delicious.

Three Bean Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Cilantro (a favourite herb of mine) and lime juice make this bean salad taste delicious! Serve it as a side dish with dinner and take the leftovers for lunch during the week. If you like, toss in some grilled corn.

Thai Roasted Trout with Fresh Lime

Rainbow trout is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids that help keep your heart, brain and eyes healthy. This dish is as delicious as it is simple to make.

Black Bean Hummus

Gram for gram, black beans have 15% more fibre and 25% fewer calories than chickpeas. Serve this dip with raw vegetables or spread on whole grain crackers.