Turmeric Almond Butter Dressing is oil free and takes about 5 minutes to make. The dressing has a beautiful golden color from the turmeric. This dressing is packed with flavor and has a lot of healthy ingredients like turmeric, garlic, and ginger which are great to incorporate into your diet. This a great dressing to add to hearty greens like kale or add to a wrap. You can also use this as a marinade for tofu.
This is an oil free dressing and the almond butter is used as a binder for the dressing and a little bit of water. This dressing can be used for a dip for your veggies or mixed into a Winter Kale Salad or a veggie bowl.
Health Benefit to this yummy dressing?
Almond butter has 9 grams of fat per 1 tablespoon and 3.4 grams of protein and contains fiber. Contains vitamin E, magnesium and calcium. Versus if you use olive oil has 14 grams of fat and ZERO grams of protein, fiber or carbs. By using a nut butter, you get more nutrients with less fat and calories compared using oil.
Adding in turmeric can make a difference to how you feel? Turmeric can help with inflammation and is used is make curry powders as one of the main ingredients. Turmeric can also be found in mustard to create the yellow color. I’ve also used turmeric in vegan mac n cheese to give the yellow color. I like to also use turmeric whenever I can for the flavor and health benefits.
What are the Ingredients?
- Almond Butter
- Lemon Juice
- Maple Syrup
- Black Pepper
- Salt (optional)
- Chia Seed (optional)
How to make the dressing?
Blend all the ingredients in a blender or Vitamin for about 1 minute until smooth. To thicken the dressing you can add in chia seeds to the dressing after the dressing has been added to a container.
Can you make the dressing without a blender? …YES.
You just have to make sure the garlic and ginger are finely minced, and whisk all the ingredients together.
Refrigerate the dressing for up to five days in the refrigerator.
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- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- pinch of salt, to taste
- 1 tbsp chia seeds, optional optional
- To a blender add in all the ingredients and blend till smooth about 1 minute.
- For a thicker dressing, add the dressing to a container and add in the chia seeds and stir. Refrigerate fro 2 hours to thicken.
- Refrigerate dressing for up to 5 days.