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34 AIP Turmeric Recipes You Should Have Tried Years Ago

Louise | July 26

You know, those mornings when you wake up extra sore and achy? Maybe the weather’s changed or you overdid it a bit or you’re just having a flare-up.

Those are the days when you need a little bit more TLC. When your body could use some extra support.

And even though AIP removes inflammatory foods from your diet, you can take that one step further and add an anti-inflammatory spice to your meals!

I’m talking about Turmeric.

This distinctive, golden-yellow spice has a pungent, almost mustard-like smell, and has been used for thousands of years to ease digestive distress, heal skin conditions, and more.

Turmeric is a power anti-inflammatory and is commonly used today to help treat arthritis, joint pain, and many other conditions.

And since inflammation plays a role in nearly every major Western illness and autoimmune disease, Turmeric helps treat those illnesses at the source of the problem.

So on those days when you’re feeling particularly achy…when the weather turns or you have a flare up…try one of these 34 delicious Turmeric recipes!

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AIP Turmeric Recipes – Drinks

Turmeric Ginger Lime Tea

– Paleo Flourish

Turmeric Ginger Lime Tea

Ingredients: lime, turmeric root, ginger.

This nourishing drink is more like an infusion than a tea, yet it still has all the goodness of turmeric and ginger, making it a wonderfully reviving drink if you are not feeling too great. Turmeric tea has long been used in Indian households as a remedy for colds and tummy problems, but with the addition of the lime you get a much fresher flavor.

Antioxidant Wellness Tea

– Beauty and the Foodie

Antioxidant Wellness Tea

Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: boiling water, lemon juice, fresh ginger, organic apple cider vinegar, ground turmeric, raw honey.

Honey and lemon are used in many countries to ease colds and sore throats, so just imagine how adding turmeric and ginger would boost the effect! You end up with a warming cup of goodness that can actually shorten the duration of a cold but could also make you feel relaxed and revived at the same time. The turmeric and ginger help to boost the immune system, letting you fight off bugs more easily.

AIP Golden Milk with Orange and Dates

– Autoimmune Wellness

AIP Golden Milk with Orange and Dates

Photo Credit: Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: coconut milk, filtered water, zest and juice of 1 small Valencia orange, turmeric powder, ginger powder, vanilla powder, Himalayan pink salt, grass-fed collagen, Medjool dates.

Golden milk is an excellent remedy for digestive problems and can help to boost the immune system, which is why it is a good drink for AIP people. With the zesty orange and the rich sweetness of the dates, this would make a great pick-me-up instead of coffee in the morning. Although this is best drunk right away, it can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days and reheated before drinking.

AIP Herbal Coffee Alternative

– The Health Nut Mama

AIP Herbal Coffee Alternative

Photo Credit: The Health Nut Mama

Ingredients: roasted dandelion root, roasted chicory root, carob powder, coconut milk, coconut oil, water.

If you have had to stop drinking coffee for health reasons, you might like this AIP herbal alternative. Chicory root has been used in drinks like this one for hundreds of years and this herbal drink has many health benefits, from boosting the immune system to helping supply antioxidants to the liver. You can add cacao powder for a mocha-like flavor and sweeten the drink to taste.

Raspberry Turmeric Collagen Shake

– Healing Family Eats

Raspberry Turmeric Collagen Shake

Photo Credit: Healing Family Eats

Ingredients: frozen raspberries, banana, coconut milk, filtered water, ground turmeric, collagen hydrolysate, lemon juice, salt.

With all the health benefits of turmeric and collagen, shakes can be a great way to boost the health of the whole family! Little ones would sometimes rather drink a shake than eat healthy fruits and veggies and if you serve this AIP-friendly shake right away you have a lovely pink color from the raspberries. If you choose to make it in advance, you will notice the color from the turmeric begins to take over.

Turmeric Latte

– Joanna Frankham

Ingredients: turmeric, ground cinnamon, ginger, coconut oil, raw honey, coconut milk.

In this recipe you are using turmeric, cinnamon and ginger, and I can only imagine that this would be a great drink to boost the system on chilly days as it is warming and flavorful but without the caffeine. Turmeric has been shown to improve skin health and support the immune system, but it can also help with weight loss so turning it into this delicious latte could be the best way to up your intake.

Soothing Turmeric Milk

– Heartbeet Kitchen

Ingredients: coconut milk, turmeric, cinnamon, ground ginger, raw honey, salt.

If you are now following the autoimmune protocol because of gut health problems, turmeric can be a great ingredient to take as it has been shown to help with leaky gut and other digestive issues. So why not turn it into a warming and comforting drink that you can use instead of coffee or tea! It is so creamy and golden and is quite quick to make for your ten minutes of ‘me’ time in the afternoon.

Anti-Inflammatory Lemon Ginger Turmeric Iced Tea

– Unconventional Baker

Ingredients: water, lemon, ginger root, turmeric, cinnamon, maple syrup.

This delicious iced tea is AIP – friendly and has been designed to help you overcome inflammatory issues. The lemon, ginger and turmeric are all proven to have anti-inflammatory properties, but this aside, the tea tastes so warming and refreshing that you will definitely enjoy it. Ginger can aid with sinus problems too also this would be a great pick-me-up if you have a cold or sinusitis.

AIP Turmeric Recipes – Snacks

AIP Beef Jerky Recipe

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Beef Jerky Recipe

Ingredients: beef roasting joint, apple cider vinegar, onion powder, garlic powder, gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos, salt, turmeric.

If you are lucky enough to have a dehydrator, this great beef jerky could become your snack of choice when you are traveling as it is easy to pack and very portable. It has the Asian flavors of garlic and ginger, rounded off by the coconut aminos which makes the flavor richer. The jerky can be dried to the level you like and with only one gram of carbohydrate per serving this is a really low carb recipe.  For strict AIP, avoid the tamari altogether and use coconut aminos instead.

Sweet Potato Hash Browns

– Meatified

Sweet Potato Hash Browns

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: sweet potato, arrowroot powder, avocado oil, garlic powder.

The hash browns in this recipe taste even better if they are slightly crispy around the edges. These Paleo sides can be made AIP-friendly by omitting the cayenne, and you could always add in something extra instead if you want to boost the flavor. Serve hash browns with your favorite AIP-compliant sausage for a filling breakfast!

Autoimmune Paleo “Cheese” Crackers

– Empowered Sustenance

Autoimmune Paleo “Cheese” Crackers

Photo Credit: Empowered Sustenance

Ingredients: tigernut flour, coconut oil, water, gelatin, nutritional yeast, turmeric powder, sea salt.

When you are following the autoimmune protocol, one of the things you might miss is the crunch of a good cracker. But don’t worry – help is here! These little bite-size nut and grain free crackers have a cheese-like flavor but without using any dairy products. They are quite easy to make and would make the ideal snack when you are watching a movie or for when the kids come home from school.

Turmeric Roasted Vegetables

– Sweet Potatoes & Social Change

Turmeric Roasted Vegetables

Photo Credit: Sweet Potatoes & Social Change

Ingredients: cauliflower florets, sweet potato chunks, bay leaves, water, olive oil, lemon juice, ground turmeric, garlic powder, salt, parsley.

Not only does turmeric have great health benefits, but in dishes like this roasted vegetable recipe, it adds a fantastic color and can even be helpful if you are trying to get kids to eat more veggies. They might be tempted to try them because of the vivid orange! To make this recipe totally AIP-compliant, do not add any black pepper when you are seasoning the dish.

Anti-inflammatory and Healing Turmeric Gummies

– A Squirrel in the Kitchen

Ingredients: water, ground turmeric, honey, coconut oil, unflavored gelatin powder.

There seem to be so many people nowadays who are suffering with inflammatory issues that rely on regular medication, but sometimes there are things we can eat that will help the process too. These tasty gummies are designed to aid with healing and supporting the system and to lessen the pain of arthritic conditions, so these could be a great sweet to use if you suffer from these problems.

Anti-inflammatory Coconut Turmeric Bites

– Unbound Wellness

Ingredients: coconut butter, shredded coconut, coconut milk, coconut oil, turmeric, cinnamon, honey.

If you suffer from an inflammatory condition you might find that these lovely golden bites could help to regulate your symptoms, as turmeric has been proven to aid these. Not only that, but they taste so good too! They have a fudgy consistency with a sprinkle of coconut on the top for added flavor and texture and they taste best served cold from the fridge.

Pineapple Mango Turmeric Gummies

– Lichen Paleo, Loving AIP

Ingredients: pineapple, mango, coconut water, turmeric powder, lemon juice, gelatin.

These delicious little gummies can be a good source of anti-inflammatories to help with various health problems, but with an amazing tropical flavor from the pineapple and mango and a zingy bite from the lemon juice, they are also refreshing and make a tasty snack. The gelatin is also good for strengthening your hair and nails, making these gummies super-healthy!

Superfood Turmeric Marshmallows

– Flash Fiction Kitchen

Ingredients: grassfed gelatin, raw honey or maple syrup, ground turmeric, filtered water, sea salt.

Here is another really healthy snack that you can use to help combat inflammation. These tasty marshmallows have a lovely golden color and are sweet enough to satisfy even little mouths. Store-bought marshmallows are really high in refined sugar, so it’s great to be able to make some that you know are healthy, but still have a fantastic flavor and are compliant with AIP.

Amazing AIP Lemon Bars

– Amy Myers MD

Ingredients: coconut flour, arrowroot flour, palm shortening, maple syrup, lemon juice, coconut sugar, ground turmeric, coconut cream.

Here is a great AIP snack recipe for zingy lemon bars with a lovely crunchy crust. They have a really lemony filling which is offset by the sweet coconut sugar, but the flavor can be adjusted to suit your palate. This is another way you can enjoy turmeric with all its health benefits, and it also gives the bars a wonderful color. This recipe is AIP and paleo-friendly.

AIP Turmeric Recipes – Main Dishes

Sheet Pan Spiced Roast Chicken, Cauliflower & Grapes

– Meatified

Sheet Pan Spiced Roast Chicken, Cauliflower & Grapes

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: cauliflower, red or black grapes, avocado oil or olive oil, garlic, cilantro leaves, ground ginger, ground turmeric, ground cinnamon, salt, boneless skinless chicken thighs, fresh mint leaves, lemon wedges.

This AIP-compliant recipe is for roast chicken that is a meal in itself and all cooked on one pan. You end up with tender chicken, cauliflower that has slight charring on the edges and little pops of juice from the grapes, giving this dish a great combination of flavor and texture. Because you are using chicken thighs, this is also a budget-friendly meal that can easily be increased to feed a larger family.

Low Carb Chicken Noodle Soup

– Low Carb Yum

Low Carb Chicken Noodle Soup

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: coconut oil, garlic, onion, ground turmeric, turnip, celery, chicken bone broth, chicken pre-cooked, fresh basil, fresh parsley, sea salt, bay leaves, zucchini.

I am always shocked when people have roast chicken and throw the carcass away – why would you do that?! Make bone broth and you can then use it to make super-healthy chicken soup to feed the family again! In this AIP and paleo recipe the noodles are made with zucchini, and along with the chicken and veggies, this makes the soup hearty and filling and very good for you!

Turmeric Chicken Cous-Cous Bowls

– Grazed & Enthused

Turmeric Chicken Cous-Cous Bowls

Photo Credit: Grazed & Enthused

Ingredients: chicken breast, coconut milk, honey, turmeric, garlic powder, sea salt, ground cinnamon, cauliflower riced, carrots, apple, apricot, cilantro, red onion, olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon zest.

Here is another great example where cauliflower can take over from the grains associated with a regular eating plan, making this ‘couscous’ recipe work for AIP. Like regular couscous, the cauliflower takes on the flavors of the other ingredients and you hardly notice its own taste at all. With a fresh and fruity couscous base topped with golden chicken pieces, this makes a great healthy lunch.

Paleo Creamy Chicken Stew with Turmeric

– Empowered Sustenance

Paleo Creamy Chicken Stew with Turmeric

Photo Credit: Empowered Sustenance

Ingredients: olive oil, parsnips, carrots, celery, onion, turmeric powder, dried oregano, granulated garlic, salt, fresh rosemary, chicken stock/bone broth, full-fat canned coconut milk, shredded chicken.

When you read this recipe you might wonder why you cook the herbs first. This is so that, like curry powder, you can cook the raw taste and any bitterness out before you add the chicken and allow the true herb flavors to come through. This is a creamy dish but it is dairy free and suitable for the AIP and paleo diets. You can eat this as it is or serve it with cauliflower rice.

Instant Pot Mango Chicken

– Sweet Potatoes & Social Change

Instant Pot Mango Chicken

Photo Credit: Sweet Potatoes & Social Change

Ingredients: mango, apple cider vinegar, coconut aminos, lemon juice, ginger, garlic, coconut milk, turmeric, sea salt, boneless chicken breasts.

I just love chicken with mango, whether it is in a curry or a Chinese-inspired dish. They seem to set each other off so well and the mango adds a creamy and fruity tropical flavor to the dish. Cooking this dish in an Instant Pot or pressure cooker means you will have a meal ready to serve in half an hour, so this AIP recipe would be great for dinner after a busy day.

AIP Fish Curry with Butternut

– Adventures in Partaking

AIP Fish Curry with Butternut

Photo Credit: Adventures in Partaking

Ingredients: olive oil, red onion, garlic, ginger powder, dried turmeric, dried fenugreek leaves, fish stock, butter squash, sea salt, water, coconut milk, fish fillets, fish sauce.

Seafood is a great addition to the AIP diet as it is full of flavor and has anti-inflammatory properties and is suitable for curries, stews, salads or grilled dishes! This recipe is for a mild curry that has a creamy sauce made with butternut squash and it is dairy free. This dish works best with firm fish like cod or snapper, which won’t break up too much during cooking, but I bet it would be great with shrimp too!

AIP Barbacoa

– The Paleo Mom

AIP Barbacoa

Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom

Ingredients: beef shoulder or brisket, dried oregano, onion powder, dried thyme, turmeric, ground ginger, salt, cilantro, red onion, garlic/garlic powder, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, fish sauce, blackstrap molasses, lime juice, apple cider vinegar, beef broth.

This dish has its roots in Mexican cuisine and uses a lot of Mexican-inspired flavors like cinnamon, lime and garlic. However, it involves zero nightshades, making it suitable for paleo and AIP eating plans. Although this is quite a lengthy recipe, you really need to follow it through because the end result is delicious! Serve with guacamole on lettuce wraps for part of your next Mexican meal.

Salmon Zucchini Bisque

– Adventures in Partaking

Salmon Zucchini Bisque

Photo Credit: Adventures in Partaking

Ingredients: coconut oil, garlic, ginger, sea salt, carrots, dried oregano, turmeric, broth, water, coconut milk, gelatin, red salmon, zucchini, parsley.

Here is another AIP salmon meal that can be made budget-friendly by using canned salmon instead of fresh but without losing any of the flavor. This would be great for students or folks with loads of mouths to feed! I don’t usually serve anything with this amazingly filling and hearty chowder, but you could serve salad greens on the side if you prefer.

Vietnamese Turmeric Fish with Herbs and Mango Dipping Sauce

– I Heart Umami

Ingredients: fresh cod fish, scallions, fresh dill, coconut oil, turmeric powder, kosher salt, grated ginger, olive oil, mango, rice vinegar, lime juice, garlic, fresh cilantro.

This recipe is based on the traditional flavors of the cuisine of Vietnam, where they eat a lot of fish dishes. The fish is turned a lovely yellow color because of the anti-inflammatory turmeric and makes the perfect bites to dip in the zesty mango sauce. This would be a fantastic sharing platter for an appetizer at your next Asian dinner party!

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AIP Turmeric Recipes – Other

Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower

– Paleo Flourish

Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower

Ingredients: cauliflower, turmeric, salt, olive oil.

This paleo dish has to be one of the best sides ever! The golden cauliflower florets look so good and can be teamed with even the plainest of mains to brighten up the plate. This is a great way to introduce eating turmeric to doubtful family members, and we all know how good turmeric is for us. Roasted cauliflower can also be used to garnish soups and makes a very appealing side for a dinner party.

Paleo Turmeric Cauliflower “Rice” Recipe

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Turmeric Cauliflower “Rice” Recipe

Ingredients: head of cauliflower, coconut oil, turmeric powder, salt.

Turmeric is rapidly being acknowledged as having remarkable health properties and has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, so it can be ideal to include in your diet. Not only that, but it adds such a depth of color that it can brighten many dishes! You can serve this with keto or paleo curries, chili or stews, as the cauliflower rice takes on the flavors from other ingredients.

Golden Turmeric Sauce

– Autoimmune Wellness

Golden Turmeric Sauce

Photo Credit: Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: coconut oil, onion, ginger, garlic, bone broth, white sweet potato, turmeric powder, ginger powder, cinnamon powder, sea salt, coconut milk, lemon juiced.

This is such a useful sauce to make because, not only is it rich in anti-inflammatory properties, it tastes so good and can be used as a sauce for veggies and meat or thinned with some olive oil and used as a dressing over salads to liven up the taste. It has a slightly spicy flavor from the ginger and cinnamon and can be stored in the freezer for a few months.

Turkey Apple Breakfast Hash

– Fed and Fulfilled

Turkey Apple Breakfast Hash

Photo Credit: Fed and Fulfilled

Ingredients: ground turkey, coconut oil, dried thyme, cinnamon, sea salt, onion, zucchini, carrots, butternut squash, apple, spinach, powdered ginger, garlic powder, turmeric.

If you have no time to cook every morning, it can be a good idea to cook up a big AIP-friendly hash and use it for several days. This can also help keep you on track, as you don’t have to come up with new ideas all the time. This dish has protein, fruit and vegetables and makes a filling but healthy meal to start your day. This dish also works with ground chicken or pork.

Curried Cauliflower Salad with Mango and Dates

– Adventures in Partaking

Curried Cauliflower Salad with Mango and Dates

Photo Credit: Adventures in Partaking

Ingredients: cauliflower, olive oil, cinnamon, pink himalayan salt, garlic granules, turmeric powder, dried fenugreek leaves, red onion, dates, cilantro, ripe mango, apple cider vinegar.

The flavors in this delicious salad are reminiscent of Asian flavors and this could be served as part of an Indian meal. You have the spiced cauliflower, rich flavor from the dates and soft juicy mango, giving you a fusion of textures as you eat it. This is an AIP-friendly recipe for a salad that is so attractive because of the array of colors that it would be great for a dinner party with friends.

AIP Barbecue Sauce

– The Paleo Mom

AIP Barbecue Sauce

Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom

Ingredients: red palm oil, yellow onion, apple, molasses, apple cider vinegar, fresh ginger, fish sauce, ground mace, garlic, ground turmeric, ground cinnamon.

Finding a healthy barbecue sauce that you can make to season your grilled meats can be a godsend and can let AIP and paleo people relax about the food they are eating at a family barbecue. This sauce is nightshade free and very low in carbs and can be used with any meat. The molasses gives the stickiness you need for coating chicken and ribs and the mace is a great alternative to nutmeg.

Sautéed Kale with Stuffed Mushrooms

– Rubies & Radishes

Ingredients: mushrooms, green onions, ground beef, turmeric, garlic, spinach, kale, sea salt, coconut oil.

Here is an amazing grain, gluten and dairy free recipe that gives you a filling and meaty lunch which is packed with flavor and the goodness of kale. You can use ground beef, but turkey or pork also work well in this dish. You might find you have too much meat to stuff into the mushrooms, so you can use it up in a salad next day or pile onto lettuce wraps.

Fresh Turmeric Spinach with Avocado and Kumquats

– AIP Lifestyle

Ingredients: organic baby spinach, coconut oil, fresh grated turmeric, fresh lemon juice, salt, avocado, kumquats.

Turmeric is part of the ginger family, and is sometimes hard to source fresh, but when you find it you could buy a few pieces and store them in the freezer. This can then be grated into a dish so there is no waste. This is a really healthy AIP dish that takes only minutes to cook but is a combination of fantastic flavors and textures. Can’t find kumquats? Just use mandarins!