Healthy Turmeric Recipes

Find healthy, delicious turmeric recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Chhole (Chickpea Curry)

Rating: 4.5 stars 53
This healthy Indian recipe is an authentic chickpea curry that you can make in minutes. If you want to add a vegetable, stir in some roasted cauliflower. Serve with brown basmati rice or warm naan.
Shefaly Ravula, PA-C
By Shefaly Ravula, PA-C

Roasted Cauliflower & Potato Curry Soup

Rating: 5 stars 61
In this healthy cauliflower soup recipe, roasting the cauliflower first adds depth and prevents the florets from turning to mush. A little tomato sauce and coconut milk give the broth a rich, silky texture. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt, if desired.
By Danielle Centoni

Chopped Veggie Grain Bowls with Turmeric Dressing

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
In about 10 minutes, you can prep a week's worth of lunches using 4 simple ingredients from your local specialty grocery store. To minimize prep, we're taking advantage of prechopped fresh veggie mix and frozen quinoa (which heats in the microwave in under 5 minutes). These crunchy chopped salad bowls are high in fiber but lower in calories, making them perfect for those following a reduced-calorie diet.
By Carolyn A Hodges, RD

Butternut Squash, Tomato, Chard & Chickpea Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
This vegan soup recipe is chock-full of colorful vegetables. All those veggies give this soup plenty of fiber, upping the satisfaction factor while keeping calories low—a combination that can aid in weight loss overtime and potentially help you lose belly fat. Vibrant turmeric adds a golden color to the flavorful broth, while cumin and ginger give it a bright, fresh finish. And the best part? This healthy soup recipe takes only 20 minutes, start to finish!
By Marianne Williams

Comforting Cabbage Soup with Ginger

Rating: 5 stars 5
Cabbage turns tender and flavorful in this comforting soup. The aromatic broth is full of spices, including ginger and turmeric, making it perfect for enjoying on a cold day or keeping you hydrated if you're sick.
By Carolyn Casner

Slow-Cooker Spiced Lentil Soup with Vegetables

Rating: 4 stars 30
Spices often used in Moroccan cuisine like turmeric, cumin, cinnamon and black pepper give this soup complexity and deep flavor. Make it a day ahead, if you can, to give the spices time to mingle and develop. This easy slow cooker recipe makes it a cinch to get the soup cooking while you do other things.
Joyce Hendley, M.S.
By Joyce Hendley, M.S.

Turmeric Rice Bowl with Garam Masala Root Vegetables & Chickpeas

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
This fragrant turmeric rice bowl topped with leftover spiced roasted root vegetables and chickpeas is inspired by flavors from India for an easy, vegetarian dinner.
By Sylvia Fountaine

Turmeric-Roasted Cauliflower

Rating: 5 stars 2
Roasting cauliflower transforms it into a crispy, tender vegetable. A sponge for other flavors, cauliflower can absorb any spice mix or marinade you add, like this warm and toasty combination of turmeric, cumin and garlic. Serve as a simple side dish, or stir it into salads or grain bowls to add more plant power.
By Carolyn Casner

Easy Saag Paneer

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
The paneer cheese in this fast and easy recipe doesn't melt when it cooks. It browns instead, giving a toothsome texture to this Indian classic packed with spinach and spices.
Hilary Meyer
By Hilary Meyer

Anti-Inflammatory Golden Tonic

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
The momentum behind functional foods and wellness elixirs is at an all-time high. Expensive products are touted as having the power to do everything from restoring gut health to boosting immunity and fighting inflammation, but their health claims are often backed by little solid science. So instead of pricy supplements, we're mixing up a more affordable antidote that's both healthy and homemade. A tonic, by definition, is a combination of ingredients that have the potential to enhance or restore health. While this tonic (or any tonic) is not a cure-all remedy, consuming more anti-inflammatory foods—like the ones found in this tonic—over time may only not only ease current symptoms (such as fatigue, joint pain and chronic bloating), but it may also reduce the risk of future diseases and slow aging. The combination of green tea, herbs, honey, apple-cider vinegar and spices also makes for a tasty and refreshing beverage!
By Jamie Vespa MS RD

Turmeric Latte

Rating: 5 stars 2
Studies on turmeric's health benefits, particularly for reducing inflammation, are preliminary but promising. Try this vegan turmeric latte made from steamed almond milk and sweetened with a touch of maple syrup.
By Carolyn Malcoun

Red Lentil & Cauliflower Curry

Rating: 3.5 stars 4
This cauliflower curry recipe also features red lentils, which turn yellow when cooked. Curry powder, onions, cumin and other seasonings give this vegetarian dinner tons of flavor. Serve over rice to complete the meal.
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24 Cozy Turmeric Recipes for an Anti-Inflammatory Boost
Add some spice to your cooking with these turmeric recipes. Whether it's a drink, side dish or main course, turmeric is a flavorful addition to any meal. Turmeric can also be beneficial for your health as it contains a compound called curcumin, which has been known to help fight inflammation. Recipes like Turmeric-Roasted Cauliflower and Ginger-Turmeric-Carrot Shots highlight this healthy spice in a flavorful and creative way.
Sai Bhaji (Chana Dal with Spinach & Vegetables)
Rating: Unrated 1
Sai bhaji means "green vegetable" in Sindhi, the language spoken by people who are native to the Sindh region of modern-day Pakistan or have roots in ancient settlements by the Indus River. (Many Sindhis left what became Pakistan for India after the country was partitioned, or are part of the Indian diaspora.) One of the easier Sindhi recipes, this flavorful blend of legumes and vegetables allows plenty of room to improvise with just about any vegetable you have on hand. It's traditionally served with Sindhi-style rice, cooked with caramelized onions and garam masala, or steamed white rice, and aloo tuk (spicy double-fried potato slices). Or you can simmer it longer so it's thick enough to serve with rotis.
Vegan Chickpea Frittata

This vegan chickpea frittata is a creamy breakfast (or dinner!) dish loaded with veggies. The tomatoes give a burst of flavor in each bite, while the mushrooms add a savory note. The black salt is what gives this vegan frittata an egg-like flavor, but regular salt can be used in its place.