Our 10 most popular recipes of 2015

We know you love Heart Matters recipes - they're delicious, heart-healthy and easy to follow, with full nutritional information. Here are 10 of the recipes most popular with readers in 2015. 

1. Chicken and avocado salad

Chicken and avocado salad

This dish is as pretty as a picture. You could use leftover turkey instead of chicken if you have some hanging around.

2. Chunky vegetable and bean goulash

Chunky vegetable and bean goulash

Warming winter stews don't have to be full of meat or saturated fat. This goulash uses inexpensive ingredients and is packed with flavour.

3. Piri-piri chicken

Piri-piri chicken

Bring some Portuguese sunshine into your kitchen with this easy recipe.

4. Carrot, sultana and orange cake

Carrot, sultana and orange cake

Baking doesn't have to be completely off the menu if you're trying to look after your heart health. Try this delicious cake, which is low in saturated fat.

5. Red onion, courgette and pepper pizza

Red onion, courgette and pepper pizza

Everyone loves pizza - and the good news is that it doesn't have to be bad for you, as our home-made version demonstrates.

6. Italian-style chicken casserole

Italian-style chicken casserole

This casserole has all the flavours of Italy and can be frozen - perfect if you're trying to get ahead. 

7. Roast vegetable and chickpea tagine

Roast vegetable and chickpea tagine

This mildly spiced Morrocan stew will taste just as good reheated the next day, so why not make extra for leftovers? 

8. Aromatic carrot and parsnip soup

Carrot and parsnip soup

A perfect winter warmer. Why not make a big batch of it to take to work in a flask, or for lunches over the festive season?

9. Mediterranean-style meatballs

Mediterranean-style meatballs

Everyone loves spaghetti and meatballs, right? Learn how to make them the heart-healthy way.

10. Bircher muesli

Bircher muesli

This breakfast is an easy, filling way to start the day, and will help you towards your 5-a-day.

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