This post was last updated on June 21st, 2015 at 02:09 pm
We get a lot of people to this website looking for information on turmeric and we make the claim that our most popular recipe, golden milk, is a recipe that “actually tastes good.”
Make that claim and you will inevitably end up with an objection or three. (Or three million.)
Why is it that my kids guzzle it and other people can’t stand it? Well, we are all different and not everyone is going to like turmeric, but I realize there is an important point that I ought to highlight: Raw turmeric tastes like crap.
“Crap” may be a bit harsh but raw turmeric is very, very bitter.
You can hunt around on this site and notice that there are no raw turmeric salads or a juiced turmeric root beverage touted as a super food. Raw turmeric is so bitter that it requires a whole other level of commitment to health than most of us have.
Key turmeric tip: Cook your turmeric
Even turmeric powder can be bitter depending on how it’s made. If you are just adding it to a stir fry you probably would have never noticed because you do cook it in that dish. If you are adding it to a beverage and you just swish it around in some warm milk, you will likely be mightily dissatisfied.
Bring your beverage to a boil. Add the turmeric and let it simmer for a bit. Your drink will taste about 7 million times better.
Eat More Turmeric: Your Recipe Collection
- Dry Beef Curry with Peanut and Lime from us, FreshBitesDaily.com
- Roasted Curried Chicken from us, FreshBitesDaily.com
- Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry Sauce from SimplyRecipes.com
- Spiced Kale Scramble from HealyRealFoodVegetarian.com
- Slow Cooker Lamb and Pumpkin Curry from TheUrbanEcoLife.com
Simple Side Dishes with Turmeric
- Spicy Indian Okra from us, FreshBitesDaily.com
- Turmeric Cauliflower from us, FreshBitesDaily.com
- Autumn Veggie Bake With Turmeric from StudioBotanica.com
- Turmeric Spiced Rice from PickleMeToo.com
- Ginger & Turmeric Pickles from ConsciousHealth.net
- Turmeric Roasted Carrots from AHappyHealthNut.com
Soups and Beans with Turmeric
- Curried Pumpkin Soup from us, FreshBitesDaily.com
- Curried Potato and Vegetable Soup from SimplyRecipes.com
- Ginger Turmeric Spiced Carrot Soup from GourmandeInTheKitchen.com
- Spiced Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk from SproutedKitchen.com
- Creamy Pumpkin Curry from EverydayPaleo.com
- Curry Cream of Carrot Soup from ThePaleoMom.com
- Lemon Dahl from PickleMeToo.com
Drinks with Turmeric
- Variations on Fresh Bites Daily include hot turmeric tea, turmeric tea paste (for travel and work) iced turmeric tea, iced golden tea smoothie, and Ramya’s turmeric smoothie.
- Pineapple Cherry Turmeric Smoothie from AHarmonyHealing.com
- Spiced Persimmon Turmeric Tea from GourmandeInTheKitchen.com
- Daily Juicing, Including Adding Dried Turmeric from DeductiveSeasoning.com
- Orange Avocado Chia Smoothie from AHarmonyHealing.com
- Ginger Turmeric Tea from StudioBotanica.com
Turmeric Honey Shots
Deserving a category of its own, you will basically seep turmeric in honey and then use the honey as a shot or to make a tea. Check out this power-packed idea (but watch that whole “raw” part) here from Attainable-Sustainable.com.