Spice Up Your Summer Delights: Refreshing Recipes with Turmeric
As the summer heat sets in, we're constantly searching for ways to stay cool and refreshed. What if we told you that a simple addition to your summer recipes could not only enhance their flavours but also offer a range of health benefits? Enter Aranyam’s high curcumin turmeric, the golden spice known for its vibrant colour and distinctive taste. While commonly associated with warming dishes, turmeric can also be a surprising ally in combating the summer heat. In this blog, we'll explore some exciting ways to incorporate turmeric into your summer recipes, ensuring a delicious and refreshing culinary experience.
Beating the Summer Heat with Turmeric:
- Turmeric Mango Salad:
Combine ripe mango slices, cucumber, red onion, and fresh cilantro in a bowl. For the dressing, whisk together olive oil, turmeric, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and gently toss to coat. The vibrant colors and sweet-spicy flavors of this turmeric mango salad make it a refreshing addition to your summer menu.
- Turmeric Mint Chutney:
Blend together fresh mint leaves, coriander leaves, green chilies, ginger, garlic, lemon juice, turmeric, salt, and a pinch of sugar to create a vibrant and tangy chutney. This versatile condiment pairs well with grilled meats, sandwiches, samosas, or as a dip for crunchy vegetable sticks.
- Turmeric Mango Lassi Popsicles:
Blend ripe mangoes, yogurt, turmeric, honey, cardamom, and a pinch of salt until smooth. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze until solid. These refreshing and creamy turmeric mango lassi popsicles are a delightful treat on hot summer days.
- Turmeric Masala Roasted Potatoes:
Toss bite-sized potatoes with olive oil, turmeric, garam masala, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Spread them on a baking sheet and roast until golden and crispy. These turmeric masala roasted potatoes make a delicious side dish or a delightful addition to your summer brunch.
- Turmeric Almond Milk Rice Pudding/Kheer:
Cook basmati rice in almond milk with turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, and a touch of honey or maple syrup until the rice is tender and the mixture thickens. Garnish with sliced almonds and enjoy this comforting and fragrant turmeric almond milk rice pudding as a dessert or breakfast option.
As we embrace the sunny days and seek relief from the summer heat, Aranyam’s turmeric proves to be a versatile and exciting addition to our culinary repertoire. Beyond its well-known benefits, such as its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, turmeric adds a unique flavor profile and a vibrant hue to our summer dishes.
From popsicles to desserts and mango salad, there are countless ways to incorporate our turmeric into your summer recipes. So, get creative in the kitchen and let turmeric elevate your summer culinary experience to new heights.