Turmeric and garlic yogurt dressing that you can put on any kind of salad
Below is a fantastic Turmeric Yogurt Dressing recipe that can improve your digestion, contains good bacteria and turmeric.
We know you want to try this right away so we have paired it with two other recipes that we think will bring your taste buds to life. The roasted eggplant recipe pairs nicely with the yogurt dressing, balancing out the chili flakes. This yogurt dressing is also perfect for a clean crisp salad to bring on the summer months. It blends nicely with the salad creating a delicious, filling, satisfactory feeling that no other dressing could do.
Choosing a Yogurt
The recipe below gives you an option between organic dairy yogurt and coconut yogurt. I have outlined the benefits of each yogurt but the best option, for health reasons, is an unsweetened coconut yogurt.
Organic Dairy Yogurt
Yogurt is a rich source of essential minerals like calcium, potassium and magnesium. Calcium and magnesium are vital for bone and dental health and potassium is essential for the nervous system.
The protein in yogurt is higher that that of milk and has been found to be easily digestible. Yogurt is packed with “pro-biotic” components which can alleviate constipation, diarrhea, colon cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.
This is an amazing alternative to dairy because most of us have some sort of reaction to milk whether it be an intolerance or an allergy. Instead of risking these discomforts coconut yogurt is a great alternative. Coconut yogurt is dairy free and supplies us with numerous vitamins and minerals that are extremely beneficial to our health.
Remember that when you are picking out a coconut yogurt product at your grocery store the better choice is unsweetened. It contains more nutrients and minerals per spoonful without the added sodium and sugar.
Unsweetened Coconut Yogurt: The Better Alternative
Unsweetened coconut yogurt is packed with fiber which is responsible for normal digestion and cuts the risk of constipation. Unsweetened yogurt does not contain added sugar which keeps our sugar intake low. This can help prevent weight gain and reduces the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Coconut yogurt is packed with calcium which helps strengthen our bones, contains magnesium which is essential for muscle function and provides us with B-12 which is crucial for red blood cell production and calcium absorption.
Furthermore, turmeric is a powerful spice with anti-inflammatory properties. Combining it with yogurt makes this dressing one that will supercharge your health.
This recipe is shared with permission from our friends at foodmatters.tv.
Turmeric Yogurt Dressing
Serves: 20 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: None
- 1/4 cup yogurt (coconut yogurt or organic dairy)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- Cracked pepper to taste (this helps the body to absorb turmeric)
- Add the yogurt, oil, garlic and turmeric to a bowl and stir till well combined.
- Drizzle yogurt dressing over the salad to serve.
This recipe is not just for salads. See what else this turmeric yogurt dressing recipe can be used for below.
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This recipe is shared with permission from our friend secretsquirrelfood.com.
Roasted Eggplant & Tangy Mandarin Salsa
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: None
- Roasted Eggplants
- 2 large eggplants
- Olive oil
- Salt & pepper to taste
Tangy Mandarin Salsa
- 2 mandarins (skin removed and roughly chopped)
- ¼ small red onion (finely chopped)
- ¼ cup parsley (finely chopped)
- ¼ tsp ground coriander
- ¼ tsp dried chilli flakes
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- Preheat oven at 180 degrees celcius.
- Slice eggplant into 1cm round slices.
- Lightly salt each eggplant slice.
- Line baking tray with baking paper and drizzle with olive oil.
- Carefully place eggplant onto the baking tray in a single layer.
- Drizzle olive oil on top, and a dash of pepper.
- Roast in the oven for 35 minutes until golden brown.
- Transfer into a bowl and cover with glad wrap. Let cool to room temperature.
- Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, lightly mash mandarins with a fork.
- Add remaining salsa ingredients to the mandarins. Mix well.
- Drizzle salsa over roasted eggplants and serve at room temperature.
- This is great for a picnic in a park. Enjoy!
This recipe is shared with permission from our friend foodmatters.tv
Skin Beauty Salad Recipe
- 2 handfuls of young arugula (rocket)
- 2 handfuls of baby spinach
- 1 carrot, grated or shredded
- 2 radishes, sliced paper thin with a mandolin
- 2 small cucumbers, sliced in half lengthways
- 1 small red onion, sliced super thin with a mandolin
- 3 limes, juiced
- 1 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
- 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp raw honey
- 1 handful of fresh soft herbs (works best with dill, coriander or basil leaves)
- ¼ tsp unrefined sea salt
Tools You’ll Need:
- A Mandolin or sharp knife
- Put the sliced onion in a small bowl with the lime juice to soak for at least 10 minutes. If you do this ahead of time, leaving it to soak for an hour or more creates an even softer, sweeter, pinker result.
- Scoop the seeds out of the cucumbers with a teaspoon and throw the seeds into your blender; chop the cucumbers.
- In a large bowl, arrange the leaves, cucumber, carrot and radish. Take the onion out of the lime juice and add this to the salad too.
- Add to the blender the left-over lime juice, vinegar, cayenne, honey, herbs and salt. Blend until smooth; you may need to add a dash of water to facilitate blending. Adjust seasoning to taste.
- Dollop dressing generously on your salad, mix through before eating.
Onions and arugula (rocket) are high in sulfur, a beautifying mineral which cleanses the liver and skin. Additionally radishes and cucumber are high in silica, which is necessary for the strengthening and moisturizing of hair, skin and nails.