You may have heard your health-bandwagon friend raving about the benefits of turmeric. (It’s a yellow-orange plant root that eases inflammation and increases circulation to protect the heart and brain.) So, you know what it does and how to pronounce it, but you may not be entirely sure how to use it. That’s where these 17 easy turmeric recipes come in.

turmeric shake
Kenko Kitchen

Turmeric, banana and chai thickshake

Like a milkshake but good for you.

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turmeric tofuscramble
The Kitchn

Southwestern Tofu Scramble

Spicy and vegan to boot.

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turmeric shrimp
Skinny Taste

Turmeric-Garlic Shrimp

Taste the rainbow.

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turmeric cauli
Reluctant Entertainer

Turmeric-Roasted Cauliflower

Good old cauliflower.

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turmeric caulisoup
Produce on Parade

Creamy Spiced Cauliflower Soup

Strikes again.

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turmeric muffins
May I Have That Recipe

Ginger, pear and turmeric muffins

Breakfast is served.

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turmeric kalesalad

Moroccan-inspired kale salad

So easy, so satisfying.

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turmeric lattee
Nutrition Stripped

Turmeric latte

Warm and creamy perfection.

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turmeric couscous
Soup Addict

Couscous Chicken Soup

Good for the soul (and your immune system).

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turmeric chicken
The Iron You

Spicy Turmeric Chicken

If you can’t stand the heat…

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turmeric tomatosoup
Detox DIY

Turmeric tomato soup

Grilled cheese optional.

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turmeric dahl
Hello Glow

Turmeric and red lentil dhal

Make your own takeout.

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turmeric pork

Honey-Turmeric Pork with Beet and Carrot Salad

Make a dinner that’s almost too pretty to eat.

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turmeric porkskillet
Sweet Treats

Turmeric Pork Skillet

One-pan meals are our spirit animal.

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turmeric chickpeacakes
Pure Ella

Turmeric chickpea cakes with garlicky avocado cream

File under: not-depressing salad.

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turmeric butterchicken
Lady and Pups

Turmeric Butter Chicken and Rice

Butter and chicken, a match made in heaven.

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turmeric Cake
Cooking On the Weekends

Blood orange-turmeric upside down cake

Well, that’s impressive.

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