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11 Turmeric Recipes to Try at Home

Looking for an amazing turmeric recipe? 

Look no further.

If you want to reap turmeric’s benefits, but you’re feeling a bit intimidated with how to use it, we’ve got you covered. Turmeric, a member of the ginger family, is frequently used both fresh and dried in a variety of dishes like curry, tonics, and baked goods like bread

Not only is it delicious, but it also has anti-inflammatory healing properties and a warm, peppery taste that enhances everything from quinoa to vegetables. 

No matter which type you have on hand, you can easily make a dish pop with flavor with this “Golden Spice” with one of our hand-picked recipes below. 

Here’s a look at 11 turmeric recipes we guarantee you’ll want to try. 

1. Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Tea Recipe 

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Wondering what to do with your jar of dried turmeric? This traditional Ayurvedic drink recipe calls for ground dried turmeric to create the golden tea’s paste prior to mixing it with creamy coconut milk. Also known as Golden Milk, this warm drink is healing due to its anti-inflammatory ingredients of turmeric and ginger.

Find the recipe here.

2. Fire Cider 

Like hot stuff? Then you’ll love this fire cider recipe. If you need to nix a cold fast, drinking down a glass of heat mixed in with some sourness and sweetness ought to do the trick. Keep this fire cider around during the cold and flu season for yourself and your family. In fact, you might consider making a massive batch and giving it away at Christmas time as a gift. Healing garlic, turmeric, onion, and an infusion of other spices make this the perfect wintery health drink! 

Find the recipe here.

Note: If you follow a vegan diet, you may opt to swap out this recipe’s honey for agave nectar or even maple syrup. 

3. Turmeric Smoothie

Turmeric lovers, rejoice. You can now get your turmeric in during breakfast, too. This smoothie uses the powerful anti-inflammatory turmeric root and vitamin-C rich pineapple. If you like an extra turmeric-y flavor, consider adding our VITALITY shot into the mix! 

Find the recipe here.

4. VITALITY Turmeric Focaccia Bread  

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Is there anything more delicious as a side dish than bread? This vegan version of focaccia bread incorporates our VITALITY shot for a hefty dose of turmeric. Coconut sugar gives it a bit of sweetness, while the Everything But the Bagel Seasoning offers up a crunchy finish. Perfect to pair with any of the warm dishes below, especially the chickpea stew! 

Find the recipe here.

5. Spiced Yellow Dal with Rice 

This delightfully yellow turmeric dish is perfect for those who love experimenting with spices. This particular dish uses all the traditional Indian ingredients, but the recipe creator advises to get playful with your spices! Enhanced with the flavors of ginger and turmeric, this is the ultimate healing and filling dish for those who love rice. 

Find the recipe here. 

6. Healing 3-Ingredient Turmeric Tonic

If you think simple is best, then you’ll love this 3-ingredient beverage. If you’re in need of a healing beverage and are tired of water, give this recipe a go. It’s gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, and naturally sweetened. All it calls for is lemon, fresh ginger, and fresh turmeric! Add-in options include maple syrup, honey, or a pinch of cayenne, depending on your preferences. Nix your next cold with this tonic!

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7. Turmeric Tofu Scramble 

Looking for a hearty vegan breakfast? A turmeric tofu scramble is guaranteed to satisfy your stomach while offering a nutritionally-balanced breakfast. The author of this recipe loves to make it while on camping trips, proving how simple it is to whip together! Seasoned with turmeric and other spices, you’ll get filling ingredients in this dish including potatoes and tofu, along with your greens, too, thanks to the addition of fresh spinach.  

Find the recipe here.

8. Turmeric Tofu Cashew Curry

Need a meal to cook in 30 minutes or less? This warming turmeric tofu cashew curry is created with Indian spices and can be easily paired with rice, naan, or even quinoa. Get your protein from soft tofu and crunchy cashews along with a healing dose of turmeric, too. This dish boasts 22 grams of protein, so you’ll feel satisfied and full at the end of the meal.

Find the recipe here.

9. Turmeric Chickpea Stew 

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Love a good, creamy stew? In this recipe, experience the nutrient-richness of turmeric and ginger paired with veggies and chickpeas soaked in a creamy coconut base. Add this to your rotation of meals during the cold winter months or any time you want a gluten-free, vegan recipe that will fill your belly with warming turmeric! 

Find the recipe here.

10. No-Bake Energy Bites With Ginger and Turmeric

This recipe contains two of our absolute favorite healing spices: ginger and turmeric! Get your food processor out and you can whip up about 3 dozen bites in 25 minutes. Ginger and turmeric pair up with protein-rich ingredients like almonds along with the sweetness of pitted dates. If you’re looking for a perfect pre-workout snack, this is it. The dates are dusted with chocolate-covered espresso beans if you need an extra pick-me-up. 

Find the recipe here.

11. Vegan Turmeric Quinoa Power Bowls

This bowl truly is a powerhouse bowl. With ingredients like avocado, roasted potatoes, fresh kale, and paprika roasted chickpeas atop turmeric quinoa, it’s a great way to get your nutrients in! Plus, this recipe makes enough for four bowls, so you can pack up leftovers for lunch. It makes healthy meal planning that much easier when you have an easy go-to like this power bowl option!

Find the recipe here.

Turmeric Recipes Can Help Your Health 

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Thanks to the powerful anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric, any of these recipes will give you the health benefits of this incredible root. 

Due to a powerful compound in the turmeric root called curcumin, it’s used often as a natural pain reliever. You can find it in capsules to take alongside vitamins, but it’s best enjoyed incorporated into meals and drinks that also contain antioxidant-rich foods for extra health benefits. 

However you prefer to use it — whether in a recipe from above or a shot — you’ll benefit from its healing properties when you ingest it daily.

What’s your favorite way to use turmeric? Drop us your favorite recipes in the comments below! 

Want to get your daily dose of turmeric without having to make a mess in the kitchen? Try VITALITY, our turmeric shot packed with vibrant Hawaiian turmeric root, California fresh lemons, black pepper, and potassium-packed coconut water. Subscribe today and save 10% on every order! 

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