25 Ways with Turmeric
Turmeric is a popular cooking ingredient for both its bright color and potential anti-inflammatory properties. A member of the ginger family, it is typically purchased powdered but fresh roots are becoming more widely available. Turmeric has a mildly bitter tastes that's great for balancing out recipes like curry, and a bold color that makes for beautiful dishes and drinks.
Fresh turmeric, ginger, and honey are boiled in almond milk for this comforting, warm drink.
For those evenings you need dinner on the table quickly, this simple recipe features chicken and rice that's seasoned with turmeric and other spices.
Turmeric Honey Paste
Turmeric-infused honey is always worth having in your fridge because it can easily be used in everything from salad dressings to drizzling into a cup of tea.
Ginger-Turmeric Herbal Tea
Equally delicious hot or cold, this soothing tea serves as a natural pick-me-up.
Turmeric Eggs and Cheese
"Never thought of adding Turmeric to eggs but it works really well," says Roly.
Bread and Butter Pickles
Don't add dyes to your homemade pickles! Instead reach for turmeric to contribute natural color to your canned goods.
Indian Chicken Curry (Murgh Kari)
Turmeric is a staple spice when it comes to Indian curries. STLFAYE says, "Tastes just like a restaurant dish!"
Turmeric Sun Dressing
Described as equally tangy and sweet with a hint of spice, this is sure to be your new favorite salad dressing.
Turmeric Coffee Latte
Get a serving of turmeric, and a shot of caffeine, with this yellow latte. "I had no idea that coffee and turmeric would go so well together but they do," says Buckwheat Queen.
Grilled Mongolian Pork Chops
These Asian-inspired pork chops are marinated in a soy-ginger mix, before being grilled and served with a turmeric-infused mustard sauce.
Homemade Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning
A seasoning blend popular in Central and South American cooking, you can skip the mystery ingredients of store-bought products by mixing up your own adobo blend at home.
Sfouf (Lebanese Turmeric Cake)
A Lebanese treat, these tender cakes are spiced with both anise seeds and powder, while turmeric adds a lovely golden hue.
Turmeric Mango Smoothie
Boost your basic smoothie with a dash of turmeric. As a bonus, this recipe is naturally paleo- and vegan-friendly.
Indian Fish Curry
Use your favorite white fish variety, such as tilapia or cod, to make this hearty Bengali curry.
Potato, Leek, Carrot and Turmeric Soup
"Very tasty, comforting soup, perfect on a cold winter day or if you're feeling under the weather," says user sam13601.
Ultimate Tofu Breakfast Burrito Bowls
Tofu scramble, a vegan play on scrambled eggs, uses turmeric to imitate that yellow eggy color. Paired with hash browns, salsa, and black beans, this filling bowl will fuel you well into the afternoon.
Chicken Thighs with Turmeric and Sea Salt
For this ultra-easy, four ingredient recipe, fresh turmeric paste coats chicken before it's cooked to perfection.
Palak Paneer Curry
A dash of turmeric helps balance out the flavors of this vegetarian curry. Paneer is a firm cheese you can find at Indian or well-stocked grocery stores.
Somali Spaghetti Sauce
Somali spaghetti sauce traditionally has pieces of potato and carrot throughout, and this recipe tosses in turmeric for good measure. Buckwheat Queen says, "Very interesting and very delicious."
Mild Curry Powder
Nothing improves Indian dishes at home quite like making your own curry powder. Turmeric is a key component to getting that classic yellow color and earthy taste.
Healing Pumpkin Seeds
You'll never crave store-bought pumpkin seeds again after tasting this recipe that's spiced with turmeric, black pepper, and cayenne.
Tammy's Turmeric Rice
Making a batch of beautifully golden rice can liven up any weeknight dinner. "Great!" says axp. "Easy and fast."
Chef John's Shakshuka
Shakshuka, a popular North African breakfast dish, uses turmeric in the spiced tomato sauce. The meal is then bulked up with the addition of eggs and a sprinkling of feta.
Spiced Couscous with Shrimp and Chermoula
In this recipe, bright yellow couscous makes a bed for tender shrimp and fresh chermoula.
Red Split Lentils (Masoor Dal)
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