Turmeric is a wonderful spice that has so many health benefits! Adding this bright spice to your dish means you’re getting in more nutrients and also, the color makes it feel like you’re eating literal sunshine! Don’t forget to add black pepper alongside this spice to maximize its benefits. All of these recipes feature turmeric as it’s main focus, so if you’re wondering what else to do with turmeric, we’ve got you covered. Don’t forget to check out these recipes and many others on our Food Monster App!

1. Turmeric Smoothie 

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Turmeric is the all-star that gives this anti-inflammatory Turmeric Smoothie by Maryea Flaherty its gorgeous golden hue. Turmeric has over two dozen anti-inflammatory compounds, making it a very powerful ingredient to include in your diet.

2. Turmeric Ginger Ice Cream 

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This Turmeric Ginger Ice Cream by Julia Winnicki is surprisingly delicious! A well-balanced combination of ginger, turmeric and lemon zest creates this specific taste that is not overwhelming, but present. Lemon zest adds just a little subtle lemon taste that balances the ginger, and turmeric gives this ice cream nice yellow color, not to mention its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Topping it with crunchy toasted coconut flakes rounds it all up creating a great tropical healthy dessert. Definitely a must-try.

3. Turmeric Tahini Banana Bread 

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This Turmeric Tahini Banana Bread by Sarah and Peter Hagstrom is super healthy made with brown rice flour and garbanzo bean flour and naturally sweetened with bananas and apple sauce! So good!

4. Crispy Turmeric Tofu Nuggets

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All that’s between you and these Crispy Turmeric Tofu Nuggets by Priscilla Soler are a few ingredients! When you need to make a dish that’s guaranteed to please everyone, go for these crispy delights. These are great served on a bed of lettuce, or with a few simple sides and some dipping sauce.

5. Turmeric, Mango and Chia Oats 

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Turmeric, Mango and Chia Oats by Judy Moosmueller is a match made in heaven with mango and creamy oats! If this looks delicious to you and you need a bit of sunshine on your breakfast plate, try this and hopefully you’ll love it just as much as we do.

6. Healing Turmeric Golden Juice

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The healing homemade turmeric paste in this recipe can be used in almost anything like smoothies, teas, lattes,and of course everyday cooking. This Healing Turmeric Golden Juice by Celeste Meredith mixes in fresh orange juice, ginger, and carrots for sweetness and extra health benefits. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce pain.

7. Spicy Golden Turmeric Cashews 

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Need a healthy snack that’s a little spicy, a little sweet, and wonderfully savory? Whip up these Spicy Golden Turmeric Cashews by Buffy-Ellen Gill! Cashews are tossed with curry powder, turmeric, coconut sugar, and a pinch of cayenne pepper, then baked until crunchy. Not only is this recipe simple, it uses ingredients that are pantry staples. So grab yourself a bowl, a few easy pantry ingredients and bake yourself a batch of these lovely crunchy cashews this weekend.

8. Turmeric Falafel 

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Chickpeas are wonderful. One of the great things about these healthy Turmeric Falafel by Florian Nouh  is that you can mash them and form them into balls to top salads, or use them as a sandwich filling. These turmeric falafel balls are moist and fluffy, and with a teaspoon of turmeric and just a teaspoon of olive oil, they are flavorful, but not too heavy.

9. Turmeric Cauliflower Rice Sushi 

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This Turmeric Cauliflower Rice Sushi by Katie Culpin and Josh Bailey is a perfect way to eat healthy, with minimal carbs, and still enjoy the fabulous flavors of sushi. Cauliflower and turmeric provide the base for these rolls and they are tied together with some creamy avocado and a tangy sauce.

10. Turmeric Blackberry Crumble Bars

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Warm up your oven for this Turmeric Blackberry Crumble Bars by Anarki “AJ” Tjon Affo! These crumble bars feature a soft crust infused with superfoods spirulina and turmeric, which gives it a bright green color that beautifully contrasts the deep purple color of the blackberries. These sweet, crumbly bars are simple to whip up and even easier to eat!

11. Tender Turmeric and Squash Soup

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In this Tender Turmeric and Squash Soup by Taylor Kiser, Kabocha squash is slow cooked until it reaches tender, soft perfection and then is blended with apple and dates for a little extra pop of fruity-sweetness. All of this sweet, subtle goodness is balanced out by warm flavors of turmeric and the rich, velvety smooth coconut milk that calms all that spice. Toss on some chewy golden raisins and crispy apple noodles for a crazy awesome texture that is gonna make all you all that much more excited to enjoy this soup.

12. Orange Turmeric Scones With Wild Blueberries 

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With a generous topping of purple wild blueberries against flaky orange dough, these Orange Turmeric Scones With Wild Blueberries by Selva Wohlgemuth are as beautiful to look at as they are tasty! Enjoy one with your favorite cup of tea or coffee.

13. Golden Turmeric Tahini Dressing 

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A super simple recipe for an anti-inflammatory Golden Turmeric Tahini Dressing by Brittany Mullins that’s the perfect topping for your favorite salad, but also lovely as a sauce or dip!

14. Turmeric Peppercorn Wellness Milk

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This tasty, health-boosting Turmeric Peppercorn Wellness Milk by Larice Feuerstein is a spin-off of the popular “golden milk” and golden latte. It’s a fusion of vitamin rich juice and nourishing plant milk. It’s free of dairy and refined sweeteners, and is just loaded with antioxidants, beneficial nutrients, and immune system boosters.

15. Turmeric Farro With Roasted Vegetables

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This easy 20-minute Turmeric Farro With Roasted Vegetables by Medha Swaminathan combines fiber-rich farro with roasted summer veggies, including mini heirloom tomatoes and zucchini!

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