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Ginger Turmeric Dressing

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Summary

Both ginger and turmeric bring their own unique plant compounds for health and wellbeing — gingerol and curcumin, respectively. Gingerol, along with other compounds in ginger, has been shown to support immune function, lower blood pressure, and alleviate pain. Curcumin has been shown to boost blood flow, decrease inflammation, and fight certain types of cancer. Double this tasty dressing recipe to stay nourished all week long as you add it to salads, grain bowls, or steamed vegetables.

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time5 minsTotal Time5 mins

Ingredients

 2 tbsp tahini
 ¼ cup orange juice (preferably freshly squeezed)
 2 tbsp sherry vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
 2 tbsp maple syrup (or date paste, see Chef’s Notes)
 ¾ tsp ground ginger
 ¾ tsp ground tumeric
 ¼ tsp salt (optional)
 ¼ tsp ground black pepper (optional, but optimizes turmeric’s function)

Directions

1

Add all ingredients to a medium bowl and whisk until smooth. Alternatively, you can add the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

2

Taste for additional flavors of your choice (more turmeric for earthiness, more ginger for spice, or more tahini for a nutty flavor).

Chef's Notes

Substitutions
Instead of powdered ginger and turmeric, use about ¾ tablespoons of freshly grated ginger and turmeric.

In place of tahini, try almond butter (you may need to add water for a thinner consistency depending on the thickness of the almond butter).

Sugar-free
Use date paste in place of maple syrup.

Storage
Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 5–7 days.

Ingredients

 2 tbsp tahini
 ¼ cup orange juice (preferably freshly squeezed)
 2 tbsp sherry vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
 2 tbsp maple syrup (or date paste, see Chef’s Notes)
 ¾ tsp ground ginger
 ¾ tsp ground tumeric
 ¼ tsp salt (optional)
 ¼ tsp ground black pepper (optional, but optimizes turmeric’s function)

Directions

1

Add all ingredients to a medium bowl and whisk until smooth. Alternatively, you can add the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

2

Taste for additional flavors of your choice (more turmeric for earthiness, more ginger for spice, or more tahini for a nutty flavor).

Ginger Turmeric Dressing