Turmeric helps in fighting inflammation. The spice, widely used in the Asian cuisines as a coloring agent, contains a powerful anti-inflammatory compound called curcumin. Studies suggest that the anti-inflammatory activity of curcumin is similar to that of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. However, unlike these drugs, consumption of turmeric even for a prolonged period is not associated with risks of stomach ulcers and intestinal bleeding. Moreover, turmeric can be taken in various forms even in the form of salad dressing. You can enjoy the anti-inflammatory property of turmeric by adding the following turmeric dressings to your salads and grain and meat dishes.
These Are Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Dressings
Turmeric Sun Dressing
For this salad dressing recipe you will need one-fourth of an avocado, juice of two lemons, one tablespoon of honey, four tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, one garlic clove, 1/2-teaspoon of sea salt and one tablespoon of turmeric powder. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Turmeric And Tahini Dressing
To prepare the anti-inflammatory turmeric and tahini dressing, you will need a quarter cup of tahini, ½-teaspoon of turmeric powder, three tablespoons of lemon juice, a pinch of cayenne pepper, two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and black pepper powder and salt according to taste. Blend all the ingredients to make a smooth paste. If you don’t have readymade tahini, you can make tahini by toasting sesame seeds on medium heat until the seeds turn slightly dark. Put the toasted sesame seeds in a blender and add olive oil. Blend until smooth.
Turmeric And Almond Dressing
Peel and chop a medium sized fresh turmeric rhizome. In a blender, put the chopped turmeric, one teaspoon of chopped ginger, one garlic clove, one tablespoon of honey, ½-cup of fresh lemon juice and three tablespoons of almond butter. Make a smooth paste and add salt according to taste.
Turmeric And Dill Dressing
To make this anti-inflammatory turmeric dressing, combine one teaspoon of dried dill, a quarter teaspoon of garlic powder, four tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, three tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, two teaspoons of honey, one teaspoon of turmeric powder and ¼-teaspoon of sea salt.
Turmeric And Coconut Milk Dressing
In a saucepan, pour three cups of coconut milk. Add one teaspoon of onion powder, one teaspoon of garlic powder, one teaspoon of turmeric and sea salt according to taste. Stir the ingredients and simmer them for about 15 to 20 minutes.