This Turmeric Paste recipe is a slightly modified version from my friend Megan Kelly. She has an incredible site Renewing All Things – Biblically Based Health, Nutrition and Lifestyle specializing in neurobiology, healing, and mental health.
Best Ways to Use Turmeric Paste:
My favorite way to use the turmeric paste is to add it to a little warmed homemade coconut or nut milk to make golden milk. Golden Milk is an immune-boosting remedy that ancient cultures have used for years to benefit digestion and health. It is the perfect evening time cozy drink. You can add as little or as much as you like, depending on your preference.
Can also be taken by the spoonful.
You can also use the paste to flavor stir fries, stews, soups, eggs, veggies, yogurt and anything else that makes you happy. I also love to just eat it by the spoonful from the fridge.
Yield 1.5 cups
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp ginger powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp of cardamom
- 1/4 tsp pink salt
- ½ cup turmeric powder
- 1 and 1/2 cups filtered water, plus 1/2 cup more
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup raw honey or 20 drops of stevia
Step #1: Combine the pepper, ginger, cinnamon, cardamon and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
Step #2: Combine the turmeric and 1.5 cups of water in a pot and stir with a wooden spoon. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer, stirring the whole time, and add another 1/2 cup of water.
Step #3: Continue stirring with the wooden spoon.
Step #4: Add mixed spices and continue to cook and stir on low for 3 minutes until the paste becomes thick and smooth.
Step #5: Turn off heat and add coconut oil or butter, or a combo of the 2. Continue to stir until completely smooth.
Step #6: Add optional honey while mixture cools.
Step #7: Transfer to glass jar
Step #8: The paste will thicken as it cools. Place the lid on the jar after the mixture has completely cooled.
Step #9: Store in the fridge for up to 2-3 weeks.
***The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above**
**Nutritional info does not include optional ingredients.
Courses side dish
Serving Size 1 tbsp
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Dr Jockers Comments:
I am always looking for unique and creative ways to add more turmeric to my diet. This is a great recipe that can be used in a wide variety of ways and provides a mega-dose of nutrients. If you want to flavor it you can add some liquid stevia.
The active ingredient in turmeric is called curcumin and it is one of the world’s most powerful anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories. The active curcuminoid anti-oxidants are best absorbed when combined with a good fat source (coconut oil) and the pepperine compound found in black pepper.
Ginger and cinnamon provide more anti-oxidant support. This is one of the best recipes for someone with a chronic disease. I would recommend using it daily if you are suffering with an autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, multiple sclerosis.
These ingredients are ketogenic and incredible for brain health and will greatly benefit someone with Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. Anyone with cancer should be using this daily and it will help people with hypertension, heart disease and fibromyalgia.
You really couldn’t get a more anti-inflammatory powerhouse than this turmeric paste! You can not only eat it but also apply it to your skin for improved healing from cuts, bruises and burns and for beautifying effects. But use it with caution as it will stain any piece of furniture or clothing you get it on!