Turmeric is well-known for its healing properties. Its secret? Curcumin is the main active ingredient. It’s a strong antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties to boot. This colorful ingredient gives a beautiful shade to any food it touches and is an excellent way to start off the fall season, where anything and everything can get you sick!

Here’s a list of 15 of our favorite turmeric recipes. For more exciting ways to use this ingredient and other, go ahead and download the Food Monster App!

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1. Coconut Turmeric Dal

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This creamy coconut turmeric dal by Liz Martone is perfect for fall weather! Nutty, creamy, it packs a warming glow in each tasty bite. It’s also an excellent source of protein, thanks to the lentils! Perfect with rice, quinoa, or any other grain.

2. Healing Turmeric Golden Juice

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This healing homemade turmeric golden juice by Celeste Meredith uses fresh orange juice, carrots and ginger carrots for sweetness and a healthy boost. The turmeric paste from this recipe can be used for tea, cooking, and smoothies!

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3. Coconut Turmeric Cheesecake Pots

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These Coconut Turmeric Cheesecake Pots  by Kelly Fielding are everything you need from a fall turmeric dessert. It’s sweet, creamy and a total breeze to make! Not to mention it has all the health benefits of turmeric and bananas.

4. Spicy Golden Turmeric Cashews

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These easy-to-prepare spicy golden turmeric cashews are sweet, savory, spicy, and have a killer crunch! The nuts are tossed with curry powder, turmeric, coconut sugar, and cayenne pepper, and finally baked until crisp. Be careful though, it’s easy to eat them all at once!

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5. Raw Mushroom Soup With Turmeric Rice

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Marta Ansaldo and Mimma Sangiorgio‘s Raw Mushroom Soup with Turmeric Rice is made from raw Brown mushrooms that are puréed with boiling vegetable broth. Serve each bowl alongside brown rice cooked with a zest of turmeric to make it more nutritious and hearty.

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6. Roasted Cauliflower Steak With Turmeric White Bean Dressing

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Simple and delicious. This Roasted Cauliflower Steak With Turmeric White Bean Dressing by Bianca the Green Creator is sliced lengthwise to create ”steak” shapes that are seasoned and roasted until soft on the inside and crispy on the outside.

7. Tahini Turmeric Cookies

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These Tahini Turmeric Cookies by Katarina Hawk have a spicy-sweet flavor that’s perfect for fall. They are gluten-free, vegan, and free of refined sugars so you can enjoy them with all their health benefits and no guilt!

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8. Raw Turmeric-Dusted Snack Balls

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These raw turmeric-dusted snack balls by Maria and Alyssa Tosoni are incredibly easy to make, amazingly healthy, and they can be stored in the freezer so you can keep them around for a while. The bitterness from the turmeric is balanced by the natural sweetness of the dates to make a tasty bite.

9. Turmeric Falafel

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From sweet snack balls to savory! One of the great things about Florian Nouh‘s Turmeric falafels is that you can mash it and form them into balls to top salads, or use them as a sandwich filling.

10. Turmeric Cauliflower Rice Sushi

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In the mood for something adventurous? These turmeric cauliflower rice sushi by Katie Culpin and Josh Bailey are a tangy, spicy fusion, tied together with some creamy avocado.

11. Cinnamon Turmeric Sweet Potatoes

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These Cinnamon Turmeric Sweet Potatoes by Holly Bertone take the natural flavor of sweet potato and elevate it with just a few select seasonings: Cinnamon, turmeric, thyme, salt, and pepper. They’re super easy to prepare, toss in the oven, and you have a delicious sweet and savory meal.

12. Cilantro and Turmeric Hummus

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We know you’ve been waiting for this one. This Cilantro and Turmeric Hummus by Camille David is so creamy and delicious that you can eat it as a spread, with raw vegetables as a dip, or even by the spoonful! This recipe spices up the traditional hummus by adding fresh turmeric for its anti-inflammatory properties as well as its beautiful golden yellow color.

13. Golden Milk Popsicles

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Don’t let the name fool you. These golden milk popsicles by Bianca the Green Creator are totally vegan! Turmeric becomes a balance to the sweetness of these frozen treats. This simple recipe takes about ten minutes of prep, then just put them in the freezer and wait. Easy!

14. Turmeric and Cranberry White Chocolate Bark

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This Turmeric and Cranberry White Chocolate Bark by Kat Condon are stunning to look at, but even better to taste. These treats blend white chocolate and turmeric to create a beautiful swirl and a delicious chocolaty taste. 

15. 10-Ingredient Baked Turmeric Sweet Potato Falafel

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These 10-Ingredient Baked Turmeric Sweet Potato Falafel by Sean McCarthy have a delicious sweetness mixed with turmeric’s healing tang. Easy to make, and even easier to eat!  Perfect with vegetables, in a sandwich, or all by themselves!

16. Persimmon and Turmeric Cheesecake Slice

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This Persimmon and Turmeric Cheesecake Slice by Kelly Fielding is a real slice of heaven. Adding a decadent, creamy flavor to the turmeric’s tang makes for an unbelievable tase. Sweet, and packed with healing nutrients. What’s not to love?

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