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15 Unique Ways To Use Turmeric (And To Make Your Food Really Pretty)

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Turmeric; it has taken over the world by storm with no sign of slowing down. This awesomely-orange powerhouse of a root is one of the latest superfoods that has spiked in popularity, even though it’s been around for thousands of years. Turmeric’s benefits are really awesome, but what about the food?! Sure, you can sprinkle some into your curry, put a piece of fresh turmeric root in your morning juice, but we like to keep things exciting over here. We’re bringing you 15 unique ways to get creative with turmeric, all of which can be found on the Food Monster App.

1. Orange Turmeric Scones With Wild Blueberries
Vegan Orange Turmeric Scones With Wild Blueberries

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

2. Golden Turmeric Tahini Dressing 
Vegan Golden Turmeric Tahini Dressing

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

3. Tahini Turmeric Cookies
Vegan Tahini Turmeric Cookies

These Turmeric Tahini Cookies are gluten-free, vegan, and free of refined sugars so you can enjoy them with all their health benefits and no guilt!

4. Raw Turmeric-Dusted Snack Balls
Vegan Raw Turmeric-Dusted Snack Balls

These Turmeric Balls 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.

5. Cheesy Turmeric Cauliflower Rice
Vegan Cheesy Turmeric Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower is the perfect rice replacement and this Cauliflower Rice Dish is packed full of turmeric and ginger so it’s super healthy too. This is an easy meal to prepare after a long day at work or to take with you for lunch during the work week.

6. Turmeric Ginger Oatmeal 
Vegan Turmeric Ginger Oatmeal

This Turmeric Ginger Oatmeal is the perfect meal to wake up to on a cold day. Infused with warming aromatic spices, with all the added health benefits, this quick and easy recipe is a nourishing way to start your day.

7. Cinnamon Turmeric Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes can be dressed up with all sorts of delicious things from tangy cranberry sauce to fluffy marshmallows. This recipe, however, lets the natural flavor of sweet potato shine, elevating it with just a few select seasonings like cinnamon, turmeric, thyme, salt, and pepper. Just a quick toss, some time in the oven, and voila! A delectable side dish you will use time and time again.

8. Cilantro and Turmeric Hummus 
Vegan Cilantro and Turmeric Hummus

This Cilantro and Turmeric Hummus 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. The fresh cilantro balances the slightly bitter, gingery flavor from the turmeric.

9. Spicy Golden Turmeric Cashews 
Vegan Spicy Golden Turmeric Cashews

Need a healthy snack that’s a little spicy, a little sweet, and wonderfully savory? Whip up these Spicy Golden Turmeric Cashews! 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.

10. Golden Milk Popsicles
Vegan Golden Milk Popsicles

Golden milk is one of our favorite things and with this Popsicle recipe, you can enjoy it on a hot day in the best possible way – in a popsicle obviously. This simple recipe takes about ten minutes of prep time and then you pop your soon-to-be-frozen treats in the freezer and wait. It’s incredibly easy and these popsicles are crazy delicious.

11. Turmeric and Cranberry White Chocolate Bark 
Vegan Turmeric and Cranberry White Chocolate Bark

This White Chocolate Bark recipe combines the incredible taste of white chocolate with the magic color and healing powers of turmeric to create the ultimate chocolate bark. When you top these beautiful confections with cranberries they become just about the prettiest desserts we’ve ever seen.

12. Persimmon and Turmeric Cheesecake Slice
Vegan Persimmon and Turmeric Cheesecake Slice

These Cheesecake Slices are absolutely beautiful AND delicious. Perfectly sweet persimmon balanced with the earthiness of turmeric; what could be better?

13. Peanut Butter Caramel Ribbon Golden Milkshake 
Vegan Peanut Butter Caramel Ribbon Golden Milkshake

Golden milk, turmeric juice, hot toddys, and turmeric lattes are popping up in juice cafes, coffee shops, and grocery stores. However, if you want something more on the refreshing side, this Milkshake is chock full of all sorts of good-for-you ingredients from turmeric to apricots, avocado, dates, cinnamon, and coconut milk. Not to mention the delicious peanut butter caramel ribbon drizzled in. Yum!

14. Raw Mango and Turmeric Cheesecake
Vegan Raw Mango and Turmeric Cheesecake

This beauty of a cheesecake is full of plant-based, whole food goodness. It has no refined sugar, it’s gluten-free, and grain-free, too. Its creamy cashew-based cheesecake filling is sweetened with fresh mangoes and coconut nectar and it gets its gorgeous golden color from turmeric. This cheesecake would be a hit at any summer party, but who says you need a special occasion (or reason) to make a great dessert?

15. High-Protein Curry Chickpea Sandwich
Vegan High-Protein Curry Chickpea Sandwich

Give your lunch a delicious makeover with this tasty Curried Chickpea Sandwich packed with protein and flavor. Chickpeas are mashed to a chunky paste and mixed with a fragrant spice blend. Some crunchy raw vegetables give this sandwich an extra dimension. Easy and straightforward, you can have it ready in less than 10 minutes

Read more about unique and delicious ways to use turmericYou can find these recipes and many more on our Food Monster App. With over 10,000 recipes right in the palm of your hand, you’ll always have something delicious and new to try. It’s available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Full of allergy-friendly recipes, subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead Image Source: Raw Mango and Turmeric Cheesecake

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