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This colourful fresh turmeric root paste is delightfully versatile and nutritious. It’s great for basting or for cheering up a plain stir fry and if you add more olive oil you can turn it into a tasty salad dressing.

PREP TIME: 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 100g fresh turmeric
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 fresh chilli, de-seeded (red or green)
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6 spring onions, washed, trimmed and cut into pieces
  • ¼ cup toasted sesame seeds
  • ½ cup olive oil

Method

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge.

Inspirations and top tips

  • Fresh turmeric is best for the health properties but if you can’t find fresh you can use 4 teaspoons of turmeric powder
  • Wear gloves when preparing the turmeric to avoid yellow hands
  • To add a twist, use a few fresh herbs; coriander and parsley work really well
  • Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties

Dietary Requirements

Gluten Free  |  Dairy Free  |  Sugar Free  |  Yeast Free  |  Soy Free  |  Egg Free  |  Nut Free  |  Vegetarian

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Gluten freeDairy freeSugar free

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    By Zoe Sherrin, Naturopath

    Practicing naturopath and nutrition lecturer passionate about inspiring people to become their own ‘doctor’, to live in a way that supports health and vitality from the inside out.

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