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Heart-Healthy Recipes from Some of the World’s Healthiest Countries

32. Gazpacho 4  cups seedless watermelon 1 cucumber 3 tomatoes 1 red bell pepper ⅓ cup chopped green onions 1 garlic clove small handful basil 3… Rina - April 17, 2020
Watermelon Gazpacho made with watermelon. Shutterstock.

32. Gazpacho

4  cups seedless watermelon
1 cucumber
3 tomatoes
1 red bell pepper
⅓ cup chopped green onions
1 garlic clove
small handful basil
3 to 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 to 2 teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon pepper

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serves 6

Table set for a lovely Summer lunch outside with a bottle of wine on the table. Photo was taken in Oskarshamn, Sweden. Shutterstock.

33. Ninth place goes to – Sweden

The Swedish diet might be low in fruit and vegetables. However, it is rich in dark breads, berries, fish and dairy, which are laden with fiber and antioxidants and come together to help burn fat. Making it the 9th healthiest countries on the planet.

a bowl of beef ball soup on a wooden board background. Shutterstock.

34. Swedish Beef Ball Soup

1 large egg
1 cup soft bread crumbs
a small onion, finely chopped
1-3/4 teaspoons salt, divided
1-1/2 pounds ground beef
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
3 cups of water
1 pound red potatoes, cubed

In a large bowl, beat the egg. Add bread crumbs, onion, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1/2-in. balls. In a Dutch oven, brown meatballs in butter in batches. Remove from the pan, set aside. Drain fat. Add flour, bouillon, pepper, garlic salt and remaining salt to the pan. Stir until smooth. Gradually stir in water, bring to a boil. Reduce heat while stirring for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add potatoes and meatballs.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Serves 4

Healthy Scandinavian meal of salmon fillet with herb crust served with hassleback potatoes and pickled cucumber.Shutterstock.

35. Swedish Salmon Fillet

2 slices multigrain bread, crumbs
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped chives
4 x 200g salmon fillets, skin on
olive oil spray

Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Combine breadcrumbs, parsley, and chives in a bowl. Season both sides of salmon fillets. Press breadcrumb mixture onto flesh sides of salmon. Place salmon, skin-side down, onto a prepared baking tray. Spray with oil. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Serves 4

 

Where did we find this stuff? Here are our sources:

The 10 Healthiest Cuisines In The World


World Cooking, Marissa Grolding

 

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