Recently blessed with superfood status this little anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant wonder is related to ginger and shares some of its tongue tingling attributes. Whilst ginger is one of the few foods that can infiltrate both savoury and sweet dishes, turmeric feels more comfortable in the savoury end of the spectrum.

Although I have persisted with turmeric in smoothies, like beetroot, it’s not for me. Even with a mere teaspoon of turmeric, I just end up with a smoothie that makes me want to vomit and a yellow-stained blender cup. If anyone can recommend a good turmeric smoothie recipe, I would be delighted to try it. But until then, I would like to share with you three savoury uses for turmeric.


Simple Curry Mix

With this very simple curry mix, you can create lots of easy dishes without taking all that time to measure it out each time. Just make a batch and take out a couple of teaspoons when you need it. Keeping for 6 months in an airtight jar, it can be used with anything to give some curry flavour: Slow cooker beef curry, fruity chicken curry or even as a seasoning for veggie tempura or sweet potato wedges.

  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp salt

Mix together and store in an airtight jar for up to six months.


Super Quick: With Ham & avocado

Hmmm, breakfast dish – wrap half avocados in ham and generously sprinkle with turmeric.


Cauliflower & Caraway seeds

Break up your cauliflower into florets, place in a roasting dish and sprinkle with caraway seeds and turmeric, pop in the oven for 30 minutes on 180C.
Although this is never going to be as good as goose fat roast potatoes, it can go some way to curing a comfort carb craving!

Guest Food Blogger. Clair is a Mum of two with an obsession for cooking and an occasional interest in fitness. Clair is currently using her cooking powers as a force for good, rather than evil, and is working with Jamie to bring you some time-saving good-tasting feel-good recipes and kitchen tips to support your training.
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