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12 Of Our All-Time Favourite Turmeric Recipes

Turmeric is a vibrant yellowish-orange root that is a natural wonder.

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The best healthy turmeric recipes

Turmeric is a vibrant yellowish-orange root that is a natural wonder. Used in Asia for thousands of years as a dye and for medicinal purposes, turmeric is also a cooking staple (its vibrant hue makes curry and mustard dishes yellow). Originating from the same family as ginger, the most active element in turmeric is curcumin, and is where most of this golden spice gets its long list of healing properties. The superfood – or superspice, rather – may help with diabetes, heart health, eczema and psoriasis, pain relief and so much more.

Here are 12 delicious turmeric recipes that you’ll want to make right away.

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Butter Chicken

This popular Indian-restaurant favourite is a crowd-pleaser. We love the turmeric flavouring that mixes well in the dish. But don’t be put off by the number of ingredients in this recipe. It is really simple to make. Most of it can also be prepared in advance for a quick and easy weeknight dinner.

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Vegetable and Pork Curry

The beauty of this turmeric curry dish is that it’s versatile and will work with just about any meat or vegetables you have on hand.

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Shrimp and Feta Couscous

Few things go together as well as turmeric shrimp and couscous.

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Moroccan Apricot Olive Chicken

This quick turmeric chicken dish is lightly spiced and served atop couscous.

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Vegan Mac and “Cheese”

This soy-free, dairy-free macaroni recipe is not only easy to make, but will appeal to limited and unlimited palates and appetites alike. The bright, cheesey colour comes from the turmeric.

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Tropical Strawberry and Pineapple Smoothie

Sipping on this healthy strawberry and turmeric smoothie will help you feel like you’re on a beach getaway.

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Vegetarian Quinoa-Stuffed Bell Peppers

This turmeric stuffed-pepper recipe is packed with iron.

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Immune Power Broth

Boost your health with this easy-to-make turmeric bone broth recipe. Make a big batch and store it in the fridge in portable, single-serve containers.

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Roast Turkey and Lemon Couscous

 

A small whole turkey is amazingly economical. It will give enough meat for at least eight portions, or you can serve four people and have plenty of leftovers for sandwiches, salads and other dishes and make stock with the carcass. This turmeric roast turkey with lemon couscous is a wonderful pairing.

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Moroccan Carrot & Lentil Soup

This turmeric vegetarian soup packs plenty of protein. Have it on the dinner table in less than 30 minutes.

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Spicy Chicken Soup

Elevate your go-to chicken soup recipe with your favourite warming Indian spices, like turmeric. Serve with whole wheat chapattis or naan bread.

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Moroccan Apricot & Olive Chicken

This quick turmeric chicken dish is lightly spiced and served atop couscous.

Get the turmeric recipe here.