One of our favorite anti-inflammatory superfoods is trending. Turmeric has been all over our Pinterest boards lately, serving up golden, healthy recipes full of flavor and bursting with benefits. Known best as the key flavor and vibrant color in curry powders, the spice contains the compound curcumin, which helps to alleviate inflammation throughout the body. Naturally high in manganese, turmeric also contains iron, vitamin B6, and potassium, enabling the potent, brightly hued herb to effectively fight against several chronic health conditions, including heart disease, cancer, and stomach ulcers. If you’re looking to get your daily dose, we’ve teed up a few undeniably delicious sources for your consideration.
This nourishing carrot, ginger, and turmeric soup is garnished with cashew cream and spiced chickpeas. The cozy and savory vegan recipe is a delectable way to eat your root vegetables. We’re loving the artful presentation garnished with a pluck of parsley. Read the full recipe on Dishing Up the Dirt.
We’re jumping on the healthy happy hour bandwagon. These orange turmeric margaritas are wildly flavorful in addition to possessing natural healing benefits. The booze arguably offsets the detox properties. The combo is still as close as it comes come to a healthy 5 o’clock. Read the full recipe on Vintage Kitty.
Golden milk is a yogi favorite. The beverage traditionally made with dates, fresh almond milk, turmeric, and cardamom is an indulgent treat with zero guilt. This frozen twist is our new summer obsession. Pair with a hot yoga session, and summer health just got super Zen.
On the more decadent side, this halloumi bake with cumin and turmeric is the picture-perfect comfort food. The dish, which pairs the spice with sausages, tomato, and zucchini, beckons for a chill night in. Read the full recipe on Lazy Sunday Cooking.
Searching for a healthy alternative to french fries? These spicy Thai sweet potato wedges will do the trick. The sweet and savory dish is served here with an exotic mango turmeric dipping sauce that a well-traveled palate will appreciate. Read the full recipe on From the Land We Live On.
Take your brunch game up a notch with this turmeric cauliflower egg skillet. Not only is it utterly Instagram-worthy, but it’s also delightfully carb-free. The lean and mean pairing is served with apple chutney for a bit of savory-sweet embellishment. Read the full recipe on Naturally Ella.
This simple yet delicious vegan turmeric quinoa power bowl makes for the perfect desk-side meal. If you’re working late at the office or simply looking for an affordable alternative to dining out daily for lunch, pack this combo in a mason jar and you’ve got a health office option on the go. Read the full recipe on Jar of Lemons.
Ready to take the ingredient for a spin? Shop some turmeric picks below.