Ok, so here it is: my latest turmeric concoction. It’s a salad dressing turmeric recipe that I’ve been using on just about everything. I initially made it 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!
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 my mom suggesting I try her special stain lifting remedy. Almost 24 hours later, the stain is completely gone! (In case you are wondering, mom’s stain lifting remedy was simply a mixture of Shaklee Nature Bright Laundry Booster and hydrogen peroxide.)
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.)
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- Place all ingredients in a mini processor and process until smooth and creamy.
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