Turmeric is known as one of the healthiest natural foods on Earth. Its amazing health benefits make it the ultimate Paleo spice. To spice up your paleo diet, here are the tastiest turmeric recipes on the web!
While Turmeric is famous for its ability to decrease inflammation in the body, this unique spice also has the ability to improve brain functioning, lower the risk of brain and heart diseases, and to alleviate arthritis. (1) Turmeric’s powerful antioxidant capacity also helps in preventing certain types of cancer. (2)
If you’re unfamiliar with turmeric and its uses, you’ve probably already tried it in Indian curries or Vietnamese stir-fry. The flavor of turmeric is warm and peppery with subtle hints of ginger, which makes actual slices of fresh ginger a great accompaniment to almost any turmeric dish. On its own, turmeric can taste bitter, so a little added sweetness from honey or maple syrup gives it a nice balance.
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It’s also important to note that turmeric transforms anything to a bright yellow-orange, which looks especially great in soups, smoothies or teas.
To help get you started with adding turmeric to your daily intake, here’s a list of 40 Paleo turmeric recipes from around the web. Since so many turmeric recipes center around chicken, this list attempts to branch out with a solid mix of breakfast foods, snacks, smoothies, and even desserts. If you find that you truly love the taste and enjoy reaping the benefits of turmeric, check out the turmeric recipes that use the spice as the main ingredient, like the DIY supplement turmeric “bombs”, or the turmeric bites made from coconut oils and butters.
This list will make it easy for you to find new and exciting ways to add nature’s most beneficial spice to every meal!
5-Ingredient Meatball Soup with Bone Broth
Looking for something warm and comforting? Try this simple meatball soup with crisp veggies, savory seasoning, and a dose of anti-inflammatory turmeric.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | 5-Ingredent Meatball Soup with Bone Broth
Ginger Carrot Soup
The refreshing flavors of ginger, turmeric and carrot shine brightly in this velvety blended soup.
Recipe: Gourmande in the Kitchen | Ginger Carrot Soup
Turmeric Plantain Chips
Tired of kale trips? Try crisping up these plantain slices to amp up your snack routine.
Recipe: Calmful Living | Turmeric Plantain Chips
Turmeric-Garlic Shrimp with Cabbage-Mango Slaw
Try this well-balanced, sweet-salty dish with sautéed shrimp and crispy slaw.
Recipe: Skinny Taste | Turmeric-Garlic Shrimp with Cabbage-Mango Slaw
Kale and Mushroom Ghee Frittata
Bake up this easy and healthy frittata for a satisfying breakfast boasting long-lasting energy.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Kale and Mushroom Ghee Frittata
Creamy Turmeric Sauce
Dollop this thick sauce onto burgers, use as a dip for veggies, or add a little extra spiciness to your curries.
Recipe: Hollywood Homestead | Creamy Turmeric Sauce
Bake up these morning time treats that aim to add a little extra turmeric boost to your breakfast or snack.
Recipe: Fresh Planet Flavor | Turmeric Scones
Detox your body with this super nutritious egg scramble recipe.
Recipe: Renewing All Things | Nourishing Scramble
Turmeric Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe with Zoodles
Bounce back from the sniffles pronto with this chicken broth infused with veggies, parsley and, of course, turmeric.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Turmeric Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe with Zoodles
Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken
It only takes about five minutes to prep this whole chicken for its day-long stretch in the crockpot with a can of coconut milk, fresh ginger and garlic.
Recipe: Happy Healthnut | Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken
This comforting chowder boasts lots of healthy veggies and enough bacon to gain the approval of any New Englander.
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Cauliflower Chowder
Spicy Indian Chicken Stir-Fry
These marinated chicken strips and stir-fried veggies makes for a delicious and beautiful one-pan dinner.
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Spicy Indian Chicken Stir-Fry
Apple Pumpkin Soup with Turmeric
This recipe is a great way to utilize your blender for some soul-warming soup. With ingredients like pumpkin puree, garlic, and carrots, this recipe is a great way to combat the winter flu or simply cozy up to when it’s cold.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Apple Pumpkin Soup with Turmeric
This citrusy chicken thighs bake with whole orange slices for a bright take on a weeknight dinner.
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Orange-Spiced Chicken
Ante up your nutrient intake with this combo of Brussels sprouts, carrots and sweet potatoes mixed with coconut oil and spices.
Recipe: Paleo Flourish | Roasted Vegetables
Also called “Golden Milk,” this blended and heated tea is best consumed right before bed.
Recipe: Wellness Mama | Turmeric Tea
Smoky Turmeric Chicken Wings
Use this smoky marinade to spice up anything from drumsticks to thighs, but it’s especially great on chicken wings.
Recipe: Primally Inspired | Smoky Turmeric Chicken Wings
Homemade Turmeric Lavender Coffe Creamer
Reduce inflammation, boost digestion and cleanse your blood with this turmeric-charged lavender creamer.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Homemade Turmeric Lavender Coffee Creamer
Easy Shrimp Paella with Turmeric Cauliflower Rice
Check out this Paleo version of Spain’s most traditional dish. Combining fresh shrimp, cauliflower rice, and a variety of spices and herbs, this recipe pairs well some Paleo Sangria on a Summer night.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Easy Shrimp Paella with Turmeric Cauliflower Rice
Mango Turmeric Smoothie
Ginger, toasted coconut and cinnamon are here to help you out of your smoothie rut, pronto.
Recipe: Jesse Lane Wellness | Mango Turmeric Smoothie
Tropical Carrot, Ginger and Turmeric Smoothie
A pinch of salt makes everything taste better, including savory smoothies.
Recipe: Bon Appétit | Tropical Carrot, Ginger and Turmeric Smoothie
Carrot Ginger Soup with Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric
This easy recipe involves roasted veggies and a creamy blend of warm spices and bone broth. So simple, yet so satisfying!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Carrot Ginger Soup with Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric
Thai Yellow Curry With Prawns
Yellow curry slightly sweet and salty with just a hint of spice. The flavors of ginger, garlic, and turmeric are the standout stars of this dish!
Recipe: Against All Grain | Thai Yellow Curry With Prawns
Savory Indian Pancake
Make this spicy takeout favorite a Paleo staple at home with this easy recipe of almond and tapioca flours, cilantro and serrano peppers.
Recipe: My Heart Beets | Savory Indian Pancake
Satisfy your craving for salt with this healthy snack containing chives, lemon and homemade mayo.
Recipe: KetoDiet Blog | Sardine-Stuffed Avocados
Feel like you need an extra dose of turmeric? DIY your supplement and roll a healthy amount of turmeric with coconut oil, ghee and sweetener of your choice for a frozen treat that beats a pill any day.
Recipe: Empowered Sustenance | Turmeric “Bombs”
Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower
Stuck for dinner inspiration? This roasted turmeric cauliflower dish is so simple and makes a wonderful side dish to go with anything.
Recipe: Paleo Flourish | Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower
Roasted Butternut Squash
Smoked paprika, garlic and turmeric points the humble butternut squash towards a new savory direction.
Recipe: Healthy Seasonal Recipes | Roasted Butternut Squash
Creamy Broccoli Soup
This healthy and satisfying soup is thickened with avocado to deliver a refreshingly bright green color to your dinner.
Recipe: A Harmony Healing | Creamy Broccoli Soup
Paleo Tortilla Chips
Fry up and then bake these delicious Paleo tortilla chips that only have four ingredients
Recipe: My Heart Beets | Tortilla Chips
Turmeric & Honey Roast Turkey
This elegant dinner is chock full of healthy spices and seasoning, including sage, thyme, rosemary, turmeric, honey and onion powder.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Turmeric & Honey Roast Turkey
Raw Coconut & Turmeric Chocolate Truffles
These delicious chocolates are rolled in shredded coconut and turmeric for a beautiful treat that can last up to five days in the fridge. That is, if you can let them sit there for that long…
Recipe: Wallflower Kitchen | Raw Coconut & Turmeric Chocolate Truffles
Golden Turmeric Latte
Blend this mix of non-dairy milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and turmeric for a brightly-colored antioxidant drink you can’t resist.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Golden Turmeric Latte
Turmeric & Candied Ginger Ice Cream
Turmeric and ice cream is a match made in heaven, and if you’re lusting over the root like I am, you will die for this vibrant dessert.
Recipe: Sassy Kitchen | Turmeric & Candied Ginger Ice Cream
Baked Veggie Turmeric Nuggets (Freeze-Friendly)
The nutritious flavor of these childhood favorites come from a mixture of cauliflower, almond meal, and of course — turmeric!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Baked Veggie Turmeric Nuggets (Freeze-Friendly)
You had us at chorizo, but a mixture of both chicken and beef chorizos? Now we’re just plain intrigued.
Recipe: Sweet C’s | Chorizo-Stuffed Peppers
Creamy Cauliflower Dip Recipe
Every now and then I get a hankering for a creamy cauliflower dip to serve with crunchy sliced veggies.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Creamy Cauliflower Dip Recipe
Chicken Tikka Masala
There’s something irresistible about creamy, tender, spicy pieces of tikka masala, and this Paleo version fits the bill.
Recipe: Healthy Nibbles and Bits | Chicken Tikka Masala
No-Bake Chocolate Turmeric Truffles with Coconut Oil
One of our favorite turmeric recipes, these little nuggets of golden greatness are drizzled in chocolate and mixed with raw honey and shredded coconut. They make great treats to indulge in when you’re craving something sweet.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | No-Bake Chocolate Turmeric Truffles with Coconut Oil
Turmeric Tomato Detox Soup
This warm and healthy broth, made with vegetable stock, tomatoes, and apple cider vinegar, can be poured right into a cup for you to sip on. Why bother with a spoon?
Recipe: DetoxDIY | Turmeric Tomato Detox Soup
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