12 Turmeric Recipes That Will Warm You Up to the Delicious Spice
Pork Skewers with Couscous Salad
Come summer grilling season (or any time you feel like busting out your indoor grill pan), savory marinated pork kabobs are a perfect partner for a warmly spiced couscous salad. Turmeric recipes—including this layered and complex yet easy-to-make dinner—often call for ginger, too. Did you know the two plants are related?
Toasted Naan and Chicken Soup
Think of this turmeric powder recipe as the Indian version of chicken tortilla soup. Season the warming chicken soup with cardamom, cloves, turmeric, and garam masala (a spice blend that varies from region to region in India). Then trade the tortillas for fluffy naan to complete this twist on the classic.
Indian Cauliflower Fried Rice
Cut the carbs but keep all of the flavor with this turmeric rice recipe that trades warmly spiced cauliflower rice for regular rice. Don’t feel like whipping up DIY cauliflower rice? Simply grab a bag of prericed cauliflower in the produce section at your supermarket.
Turmeric, Ginger, and Honey Affogato
Golden milk recipes, aka turmeric tea, are taking over Instagram for both their vivid hue and their health-boosting properties. (Coconut milk, turmeric, cinnamon, and a pinch of black pepper are generally in the mix.) This caffeinated dessert recipe using turmeric is a playful twist on the golden milk concept. It gets crowned with a splash of strong freshly brewed coffee or espresso.
Spiced Papaya-Cranberry Granola
Walk on past the store-bought granola. This recipe with turmeric and ginger is sweetened with dried papaya, dried cranberries, and maple syrup instead of oodles of additives. A spoonful of apple cider vinegar (don’t drink it straight!) offers a hint of zip that will have everyone asking, “What is your secret ingredient?!”
Turmeric-Ginger Marinated Chicken
One tender turmeric chicken recipe, coming right up! Equal parts grated turmeric root and grated gingerroot scent the yogurt-base marinade that amps up the flavor and juiciness of plain ol’ chicken breasts.
Test Kitchen Tip: Allow the marinade to infuse overnight or up to 24 hours (chill in the fridge) for the best results.
Give turmeric milk recipes and turmeric latte recipes a break. Try this refreshing sparkling drink instead. A dash of turmeric and cayenne add just enough zip to balance out the sweet mango and pineapple juice in the mix. It's likely to become your most requested turmeric drink recipe.
A full 2 teaspoons of the sunshine-color spice, plus a pinch of saffron threads, turn up the flavor volume in this turmeric rice recipe. A blend of scallops, shrimp, and chorizo make this taste just like the classic Spanish dish—all in a fraction of the time (25 minutes!).
Turmeric Pineapple Sipper
Fresh turmeric recipes make happy hour even happier—and healthier. This island-inspired mocktail mixes turmeric root simple syrup, pineapple juice, and sparkling water for a refreshing summery sip.
Test Kitchen Tip: Transform this into a cocktail with a splash of gin or vodka.
Root Veggie Salad with Miso-Turmeric Dressing
Think you’ve been there, tasted that with every kind of beet salad? As feel-good turmeric recipes go, this one beats ‘em all. Flip the salad script by thinly slicing or shaving ribbons of beets, carrots, radishes, and turnips. Then toss it all with a flavorful Asian vinaigrette that features turmeric, ginger, red miso, and more.