4 ways with turmeric
Looking for recipe ideas that make the most of turmeric’s subtle, aromatic flavor? Here are four quick and easy ways to supercharge your slimming meals using just a pinch of this popular, bright yellow, dried spice:
1 Turn up the turmeric in…your yogurt
The earthy flavor of turmeric is a great complement to the tang of yogurt. Perk up your morning breakfast bowl by stirring a pinch of dried turmeric into plain fat-free yogurt and topping with fresh mango and pineapple, and little lime juice. Or create a sauce to go with your curries by mixing plain fat-free yogurt with a pinch of dried turmeric and a squeeze of lemon juice, plus salt and pepper to taste.
2 Turn up the turmeric in…your pasta and grains
Add a dash of dried turmeric to noodle dishes like shrimp lo mein, or use it to spice up rice and grain dishes such as biryani or pilaf. Not only will it add flavor, it will give your meals a warm pop of color.
3 Turn up the turmeric in…your marinades
Marinating lean meat is a great way to amp up flavor. Mix a pinch of dried turmeric with lime juice, chili powder, cumin, and salt and pepper to add zest to skinless chicken, shrimp or lean pork.
4 Turn up the turmeric in…your DIY spice blends
Make an Indian-inspired spice blend by mixing 2 teaspoons each of dried turmeric, curry powder and ground coriander with 1 teaspoon dried ginger and ½ teaspoon chili powder. Perfect for adding a little extra kick to anything from scrambled or deviled eggs, to fantastic Slimming World fries.