This homemade paste made of fresh turmeric root, ginger, coconut oil, and pepper comes together quickly. Use it fresh in soups, sautes, and even on sandwiches. Add to any dish where you want some added flavor! Or use it as a base for curry pastes. It can be refrigerated to be used within 3 days or frozen in ice trays to be used later. I hope you enjoy it.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
3 /4 cup
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine coconut oil, turmeric root, ginger root, and black pepper in a saucepan; add 1/2 of the water. Cook and stir mixture over medium until small bubbles form around the edges, 1 to 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring continually and adding small amounts of the remaining water, until mixture forms a paste, 5 to 8 minutes.

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  • Transfer paste to a glass container and cool to room temperature. Cover container tightly with a lid and refrigerate.

Cook's Notes:

Turmeric can stain any utensil, working area, or skin.

I freeze this mixture in small ice cube trays to have single portions ready for use. It keeps in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Pregnant or nursing women, young children or diabetics should consult their physician before consuming turmeric.

Nutrition Facts

21 calories; protein 0g; carbohydrates 0.4g; fat 2.3g 4% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 0.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2020
I love this recipe. I use less water & heated in a glass bowl. Looks beautiful & I want to use it in my smoothies. Not sure how much to use. I put my grater and spoon from making the paste in a cup of tea. Yummy! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/07/2017
Turned into a brown gloppy mess. I had to pitch it. I will try another recipe using powder. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
02/29/2016
i used a 2 inch piece of turmeric and i think i achieved a good paste Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2020
I love this recipe. I use less water & heated in a glass bowl. Looks beautiful & I want to use it in my smoothies. Not sure how much to use. I put my grater and spoon from making the paste in a cup of tea. Yummy! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
04/06/2017
Turned into a brown gloppy mess. I had to pitch it. I will try another recipe using powder. Read More
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