Brain-Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe

Try something different this Thanksgiving and make a new recipe! It is fun to challenge yourself in the kitchen, and who knows, you might find a new family favorite.

This brain-healthy side dish comes from Dr. David Perlmutter’s book Grain Brain and is gluten-free and includes DHA-fortified eggs. Give it a shot and let us know what you think!

Nicoise Salad 


4 firm ripe tomatoes, diced

1 green pepper, seeded and chopped

3 scallions, thinly sliced

3 cups arugula or mixed greens

3 Gold Circle Farms hard-boiled eggs, sliced

6 ounces cooked fish (e.g. mahi-mahi, salmon, black cod)

12 anchovy fillets, drained

½ cup black or Kalamata olives

¾ cup blanched green beans, trimmed

10 basil leaves, chopped

1 small cucumber, peeled and cubed



1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

6 teaspoons olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions: Combine the salad ingredients in a salad bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the vinaigrette. Pour the dressing over the salad, toss and serve.


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