A creamy, dairy-free turmeric dressing that tastes fantastic on salads and Nourish Bowls, alike.
When I told you guys on Instagram the other day that I was in the kitchen testing recipes for dressings, I was blown away by how many of you wanted to see them here on the NS Blog! Well, maybe not blown away entirely because homemade salad dressing is always, always a good idea and worth the extra five minutes it takes to whisk together the ingredients.
Forget the processed stuff. Homemade dressings not only taste better, they include a shorter list of ingredients than store-bought versions and they enhance the food — they don’t mask it. Homemade dressings usually save you a trip to the store too; you probably already have a lot, if not all, of these ingredients on hand in your healthy pantry.
Today’s Creamy Turmeric Salad Dressing is a win-win-win. It tastes amazing, it adds variety and creativity to cooked veggies and warm grain bowls, and it’s a true “beauty food” that will help you glow from the inside out. You can thank the turmeric for antioxidants that fight cell damage and its anti-inflammatory properties that can help to keep blemishes and wrinkles at bay.
I love to make salad dressings on batch cooking day; the one day I set aside — usually Sundays — to crank out meals and meal components for the week. I always like to make at least one or two condiments ahead of time to keep dinner prep time to a minimum just in case I’ve had a long day at the office or won’t get home until late. I’ve enjoyed this creamy turmeric dressing on salads with fresh greens and seasonal veggies, as well as warm grain bowls with quinoa and roasted vegetables and fresh toppers like avocado. If you’re new to the concept of meal planning, learn about this healthy eating strategy and how you can start the habit for life in the Guide to Master Meal Planning.
FYI — this creamy turmeric dressing keeps well for a few days in the refrigerator in an airtight glass bottle. The turmeric provides such a vibrant, cheery color that you’ll want to reach for all week.
Adding a salad dressing to your vegetable-rich dishes and salads is so important in helping your body absorb key fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin A, D, E, K. The healthy fats such as olive oil or cashew butter like in this recipe, also help keep your hunger at bay so you feel fuller longer. Did I mention fat also tastes delicious too? Learn more about why healthy fats are important to a healthy lifestyle.
That’s it, you guys! I really can’t wait for you to try this simple beauty food recipe. When you do, be sure to share on Instagram by tagging @NutritionStripped and #NutritionStripped — I love seeing your dishes at home, and I’m all ears for more dressing variations you’re craving next!