Honey, Ginger, Turmeric Dressing For Salads & Veggies

turmeric dressing

This turmeric dressing is a sweet and spicy accompaniment for all summery salads and plates of hot, freshly roasted vegetables the world over.  It contains an impressive list of healing ingredients, with many anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.

  • Turmeric – one of the most ancient and powerful healing spices.  It’s most well known active compound, curcumin, has been extensively researched in scientific studies.  It’s been found to be effective against a huge range of chronic diseases and inflammatory conditions [1].
  • Black pepper – The humble black pepper contains its own compound called piperine, which has been shown to work synergistically with curcumin [2].  Each compound enhances the bio-availability and healing effect of the other within the body.  So always be sure to use turmeric and piperine together to get maximum benefit from them.
  • Ginger – Ginger hardly needs any introduction as a medicinal ingredient!  The gingerol it contains is a great anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, immune-boosting, cholesterol-lowering, pain-killing and digestive-supporting compound.
  • Avocado oil – Avocado oil is a super oil for both cooking and dressings, containing lots of fatty acids, polyphenols and important antioxidants like glutathione.  You can read more about it in my post – 7 Super Nourishing Benefits Of Avocado Oil.
  • Hemp seeds – These little seeds in the cannabis family are 25% protein and contain all 20 amino acids (including the 9 essential amino acids).  They’re also an excellent source of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, as well as vitamin E, manganese, magnesium and phosphorous [5].

Honey, Ginger and Turmeric Dressing Recipe

Note: this recipe makes about 230ml / 1 cup of turmeric dressing.

Ingredients

  • 115ml / ½ cup avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1-2 teaspoons raw organic honey
  • 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • pinch sea salt

Method

1  Use a blender to whizz all the ingredients together, or just pop into a lidded glass jar or bottle and give a really good shake.

2  Take a taste, adjusting the flavour, sweetness and spiciness as you prefer.

3  Drizzle your turmeric dressing over salads, roasted veggies or potatoes.  Store in the refrigerator to keep it fresh for longer.

And if you’re looking for more places to drizzle your dressing, take a look at the recipes – Healing & Delicious Beetroot Salad, Fresh Collard Greens and Kale & Avocado Omelette.

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