Fish is one of the best sources of protein for your brain, but not just any fish. Try this recipe for Hemp Crusted Salmon from Karen Malkin, who shares why wild salmon is so good for our brains.


6 wild salmon filets
6-8 tablespoons hemp seeds
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh black pepper
3-5 tablespoons EVOO (Extra virgin olive oil)
4 tablespoons micro greens 
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped


  1. Season the salmon with sea salt and pepper and sprinkle with the hemp seeds.
  2. Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a ceramic non-stick skillet olive oil over medium heat. Add more, if needed.
  3. Add salmon filets to the hot skillet and brown the salmon on both sides.
  4. Serve over sautéed speck and tai-colored peppers.
  5. Top salmon with micro greens and enjoy.

Serve over a bed of non-starchy leafy greens for a great slice of fiber and phytonutrients. And for an added omega 3 bonus, top salmon with hemp seeds, a plant-based source of omega -3s.

What Makes This Recipe Brain-Healthy: Just 4 ounces of wild salmon may contain more than 2,000 mg of brain healthy omega 3’s, with over half of the omega 3’s coming from DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Not only that, salmon is also loaded with neuroprotective brain boosting vitamins B12, B6, B3, biotin, pantothenic acid, iodine, phosphorus, vitamin D, selenium, and choline. 

We use extra virgin olive oil because of it’s high polyphenol content. EVOO aids in healing insulin resistance, reduces inflammation, improves cholesterol profiles, and contributes to improved cognition.