How to Cook with Trendy Turmeric
This spice seems to be everywhere these days, and for a good reason. Studies have found beneficial effects on overall heart health and, when cooking with this golden-hued spice, a little goes a long way! The earthy flavor, citrusy aroma and vibrant color of turmeric makes meals come alive. Add this versatile spice to everything from roasted veggies and eggs to chicken and rice dishes. Bring turmeric into your kitchen with these three chef-loved recipes!
Chicken & Tomato Balti
Balti is a dish that can be traced to Pakistan and Northern India. In our recipe, chicken and tomatoes get cooked with garlic, onion, masala, and (of course!) turmeric. Combining turmeric with other powerhouse flavors like cilantro, serrano chili pepper and ginger presents a beautiful, bold balance to the dish.
Tropical Green Smoothie
You read that right. Turmeric can up-level your morning smoothie, too. The earthly spice pairs nicely with fresh ginger and provides a tart contrast to the pineapple chunks, baby spinach and kale. The combination of turmeric with dark leafy greens provides rich amounts of vitamins and minerals, as well as other beneficial antioxidants. A win-win for first thing in the day!
Moroccan Vegetable Stew
This stew is sure to be a menu go-to with cooler weather around the corner! As a true plant-forward dish, the mix of flavorful veggies and the unique combination of spices (turmeric, cloves, and red pepper flakes to name a few!) will bring warmth to those chilly, fall nights. And it couldn’t be easier to put together. It’s only a four-step recipe, so no need for extra time in the kitchen.
Note: Since everyone’s health history and nutritional needs are so different, please make sure that you talk with your doctor and a registered dietitian to get advice about the diet and exercise plan that‘s right for you.