Turmeric Salad Dressing – Creating an Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Recipe for Salad Dressing just a whole lot easier. For quite a while, I have been working on this salad dressing recipe and now that I’ve done it, I am using it on everything.
Initially, I made this turmeric recipe to dress a spinach and goji berry salad but have since used it moisten and flavor my grain and veggie bowl lunch, as a marinade for chicken thighs and as the dressing for a white bean, carrot and quinoa side we had with dinner last night. I just can’t get enough of it!
3 Big Benefits of Cooking With Turmeric
Before we get into the ins-and-outs of this Turmeric Salad Dressing, I want to share with you why you should add turmeric into your diet! This is much more than just a spice to use for flavor. Turmeric has numerous health benefits to offer! Turmeric is an incredible anti-inflammatory agent for our bodies. Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric is what brings out the powerful anti-inflammatory effects and acts like a strong antioxidant.
#1: Turmeric Curcumin is a known anti-inflammatory
In order to see the effectiveness of this spice, you would need to exceed 1 gram a day — which is tough to do if you’re not easy our salad dressing or other turmeric laden recipes. We don’t trust many, but we know this one supplement can be.
#2: Turmeric can increase the body’s antioxidant capacity
This spice can help fight chronic inflammation and is of utmost important when trying to preventing and treat chronic and inflammatory diseases.
#3: Using Turmeric can help prevent cancer
The major ingredient of turmeric powder is curcumin, which has normally been the subject of any medical research on this topic. Studies have shown that curcumin significantly slows the growth of breast cancer cells which were started by exposure to pesticides. And in combination with a soy protein the effect was even stronger. You can read more about it here.
Be Careful Cooking With Turmeric
My only regret with the turmeric recipe was that I made it while wearing my new white top. And I didn’t just spill a teensy bit either. If you’ve ever cooked with turmeric you are probably guessing I just threw the top out, which I would have done if it weren’t for Branch Basics Laundry Boost (it’s only $10 for 2 lbs — enough for 32 full loads!).
Turmeric Recipe Description
The funny thing is, as much as I love the salad dressing turmeric recipe I am having the hardest time ever trying to describe just what in the world it actually tastes like. I would say it is definitely savory and much more lemony and nutty than turmeric-y.
The thing is, as intensely colored as turmeric is, it’s flavor is not nearly as strong. I wouldn’t go so far as to say turmeric is super tasty, but it is a rather mild-tasting spice and that makes it great for sneaking into any number of recipes (we have a number of turmeric recipes on the blog, by the way.) In this particular salad dressing recipe, the flavors of the garlic, lemon and Dijon mustard overpower the turmeric. And that’s a good thing in my book.
For the record though, I do not set about putting the golden spice in my recipes because I love the flavor of turmeric. Instead, I’m really all about the health benefits. And there are SO many!! Just this one article alone shows how the benefits of turmeric trump at least 10 different medications. For example, did you know turmeric has been studied head to head against Prozac for the treatment of depression?
But really, you don’t need to be looking for an Rx alternative to make the salad dressing recipe because it really does taste good (if I do say so myself.)
How to Make Turmeric Dressing Smooth and Creamy
This recipe is best when it’s blended until smooth and creamy! While you can use a food processor or blender, our favorite way to combine this recipe is with an immersion blender! An immersion blender is great for quick and easy clean up, while giving you buttery smooth results.
Handheld Immersion Blender
Perfect for soups, sauces, nut butters, and more, this immersion blender is incredibly powerful and useful in the kitchen!
How to Use Turmeric Salad Dressing
You might think the answer to question: “How do you use Turmeric Salad Dressing?” might seem quite obvious…on top of salad of course! And while our Turmeric Dressing does make a delicious salad drizzle, there are many other ways to use it as well!
Try our Turmeric Salad Dressing….
As a Dip: Don’t let that extra dressing go to waste…use it as a dip! Our Turmeric Dressing is the perfect dip for protein (chicken, turkey, etc.), or even veggies! We especially love this with Chicken Nuggets.
To Marinade Chicken: Throw your chicken in your leftover Turmeric Dressing for a seriously delicious chicken marinade with some extra health benefits!
As a Spread: When most people think of sandwiches or hamburgers, they automatically go to mayonnaise, ketchup, or other common condiments. However, our Turmeric Salad Dressing is a great, anti-inflammatory alternative that will add a unique flavor to your dish! We love it with our Hamburger Recipe on Grill.
To Top Loaded Baked Potatoes: Want to load your baked potato just a little bit more? Try drizzling our Turmeric Salad Dressing on for some extra flavor!
Try one of these anti-inflammatory turmeric recipes:
- Golden Latte
- Turmeric Salad Dressing
- Mood-Boosting Turmeric Smoothie
- Slow Cooker Turmeric Chicken
- Turmeric Detox Pops
- Pain-Reducing Turmeric Tea
- Turmeric-Ginger Detox Shots
Quick, easy, and oh-so-tasty, you’re going to love this recipe! Ready for the details? Let’s get into it.
Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Recipe for Salad Dressing
Mild tasting turmeric recipe for salad dressing that is full of flavor and healthy. Great for salads, marinade for chicken, dipping sauce for vegetables and so much more.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
Place all ingredients in a food processor, or bowl and use an immersion blender, and process until smooth and creamy.