There’s a reason turmeric has been used in cooking for thousands of years. As well as bringing vibrant color and flavor to any dish, it’s also one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. So what are you waiting for? Get cooking!
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1. Golden Milk
Golden Milk has taken the world by storm. And for good reason. This turmeric-spiked drink is creamy, warming and oh so nutritious. As turmeric is absorbed best by the body when consumed alongside fat and pepper, this vegan latte ensures you get the most out of our favourite superfood. Why not check out this recipe from Nutrition Stripped?
2. Roast Vegetables
There’s nothing tastier than a big plateful of roasted veggies. And they’re even better coated with spices like cumin, caraway and of course, turmeric. Earthy, peppery, and beautifully vibrant, a good helping of turmeric adds an extra dimension of flavor and color to baked vegetables.
Who doesn’t love a bowl of hot soup on a cold day? Gently spiced and full of vegetables, it’s the perfect way to introduce some more nutrients into your diet. Turmeric can be added to almost any soup, but our favourite combination is pumpkin, ginger and carrot. Find the recipe here.
If you’re a fan of creamy drinks, you’ll love this Turmeric Mango Smoothie from Reboot With Joe. Blended alongside almond milk, juicy mango and chia seeds, the turmeric turns this superfood smoothie a beautiful yellow. Add ice and you’ve got the perfect drink for a hot day.
There are so many reasons to love this tasty Indian dish. Not only is it cheap, simple and delicious, but it’s super nutritious too. There are hundreds of traditional types of dal, using all manner of different legumes and spices, but all the best include a good spoonful of turmeric, of course.
Perhaps the most popular way to serve turmeric is in a curry. Whether you prefer yours creamy and mild, or vibrant and hot, remember to always add a spoonful of mellow turmeric to the pot. For a curry packed with veggies, spices and creamy coconut, take a look at this recipe from Simply Delicious. You won’t regret it.
7. Roast Potatoes
Roast potatoes may not be classified as a health food just yet, but these turmeric-spiced beauties are pretty darn tasty. Just parboil your potatoes, then sprinkle with turmeric, chilli and salt before roasting in olive oil. Delicious. Find Gordon Ramsey’s recipe here.
Thought that turmeric was just for savoury dishes? Well, meet turmeric oatmeal: a golden bowl of deliciousness that’s just perfect for a breakfast treat. Lauren Caris’s version is topped with all sorts of antioxidant-rich berries, including raspberries blueberries and dried cranberries. Warming and nutritious, there’s nothing better on a cold day.
9. Tofu Scramble
Rich in protein and totally delicious, a tofu scramble is the vegan answer to scrambled eggs. But don’t skimp on the seasonings – try adding a teaspoon of turmeric the next time you make this tasty breakfast dish.
10. Salad Dressing
Back away from the shop-bought dressings. Making your own is a far cheaper, tastier and healthier option. It also means you can add whichever superfood ingredients you like, whether it be a grating of ginger, a splash of apple cider vinegar or good serving of turmeric. One of our favourite combinations is white miso, mirin, ginger and turmeric. Perfect for drizzling on noodle dishes and Thai salads.