This versatile and easy turmeric dressing is vibrant and flavourful, and it adds a healthy boost to salads or whatever dishes you care to serve it with.
This colourful dressing has a wonderful peppery bite to it thanks to the fresh turmeric and ginger, the apple cider vinegar will allow you to keep it in your fridge for longer than a citrus based dressing.
Healing Powers of Turmeric
It is the curucumin in turmeric that contains the powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that it is famous for.
Curcumin has many scientifically-proven health benefits, such as the potential to prevent heart disease, Alzheimer's and cancer. It may also help improve symptoms of depression and arthritis.
Adding fresh black pepper to your turmeric recipes enhances curcumin absorption in the body by up to 2,000%‼️
WHAT CAN I USE TURMERIC DRESSING ON?
- Drizzle it over salads with leafy greens such as spinach, mixed lettuce, arugula/rocket; sturdy greens such as kale and silverbeet; brassicas such as broccoli, broccollini, cauliflower or romanesco; also wonderful on bean salads.
- Spoon it over roasted veggies such as squash, pumpkin or Brussels sprouts.
- Serve it with a grain bowl.
DOUBLES AS A MARINADE
Another super little dressing that can double as a marinade, great for grilled prawns, fish or chicken.
How to Make This Dressing
- Add all the dressing ingredients in a glass jar, season with some sea salt and cracked black pepper then shake until emulsified. For a smother consistency blitz in your high-speed or bullet blender.
- Taste and adjust seasonings according to your personal preferences.
- Keep in a sealed container in your fridge for approximately 10 days.
How Much Dressing Does it Make?
This recipe makes just over half a cup of dressing enough for a salad that serves 4; the nutritional information has been calculated per serving.
HOW LONG CAN I STORE IT FOR?
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for approximately 10 days.
We have used it on…
- Glass Jar
- ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon turmeric, fresh (grated)
- 1 tablespoon ginger, fresh (grated)
- 1 garlic clove (minced)
- 1 teaspoon turmeric, ground
- Sea salt and cracked black pepper
- Place all the dressing ingredients in a glass jar and shake until emulsified (well combined).
- Keep in a sealed container in your fridge for a week or so.
Anastasia Papapetros says
Thank you 😊
Thank you for this anti-inflammatory dressing, Anastasia. I’ve been dealing with some chronic pains and I think this will help.
What if I don’t have fresh ingredients? How do I adapt this with ground ingredients? Turmeric and ginger.
So sorry to hear that you have been in so much pain, I love using fresh ingredients and whenever I find fresh turmeric and ginger (especially when they are on sale) I like to buy loads and store them in the freezer, just something to keep in mind.
Fresh turmeric has a more vibrant and spicier taste than powdered and its potency is much lower, so make sure you use a good quality organic powder high in curcumin.
Fresh ginger has a stronger more peppery flavour and contains more gingerol (for gastrointestinal motility) but powdered ginger contains more shogaols (memory and cognitive enhancing properties).
Generally speaking 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric powder is used for 1 tablespoon of fresh. While 1/4 teaspoon of ginger powder is used to replace 1 tablespoon of fresh.
To give you you a 100% foolproof answer I will have to test it first but you could try -
* ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
* ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
* 2 teaspoon turmeric powder
* ¼ teaspoon ginger powder
* 1 garlic clove (minced)
* Sea salt and cracked black pepper
I can get back to you with in a few days after I have tested the powdered version.
Let me know if that helps!