Healthy salad recipes are not hard to find, in fact, they are EVERYWHERE. Once I had this almond butter turmeric Asian salad I was hooked. Not only is this recipe so tasty, but the color is also absolutely stunning. This healthy salad is so good for you and is perfect for anyone who is looking to add a little more nutritious to their diet.
As the best of salad intentions can completely be unraveled by the wrong salad dressing choice (or overdoing it with the right one), I've been in constant seeking healthy dressing and finally came across this new Almond Butter Turmeric Salad Dressing at Trader Joe's. It is only 60 calories for 2 tablespoons and the ingredients are quite clean too-water, almonds, lemon juice, ginger puree, cane sugar, garlic, sea salt, turmeric, and black pepper.
This Almond Butter Turmeric Salad Dressing was introduced at Trader Joe's in November of 2017 and sells for just $3.69. While the golden yellow color may make you think you are about to get involved with citrus or curry, it's actually from the turmeric. What I love about this salad dressing is the taste. While turmeric has a strong bitter taste and spice note to it, this sauce has a great balance of sweet and spice level, and it delivers on the creamy texture. If you are not a turmeric fan, still give this product a try. With the cane sugar, it balances out with the bitter note.
What Is Turmeric?
Turmeric is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant. It is commonly used in Asian food. You probably know turmeric as the main spice in curry. It has a warm, bitter taste and is frequently used to flavor or color curry powders, mustards, butter, and cheeses.
Healthy Benefits of Turmeric:
Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It helps the body fight the foreign invader and also has a role in repairing the damage.
Curcumin has powerful antioxidant effects. It neutralizes free radical on its own, then stimulates the body's own antioxidant enzymes.
- Boosts brain-derived neurotrophic factors
Curcumin boosts levels of brain hormone brain-derived neurotrophic factors, which increases the growth of new neurons and fight various degenerative process in the brain.
- Lower risk of heart disease
Curcumin improves the function of endothelium and is a potent anti-inflammatory agent and antioxidant.
- Can help prevent cancer
Curcumin leads to several changes on the molecular level that may help prevent cancer.
- Preventing and treating Alzheimer's disease
Curcumin can cross the blood-brain barrier and has been shown to lead to various improvement in the pathological process of Alzheimer's disease.
- Helps with arthritis
Curcumin can help treat symptoms of arthritis and in some cases can be more effective than anti-inflammatory drugs.
- Reduce depression symptoms
In a study of 60 depressed patients showed that curcumin was as effective as Prozac in alleviating the symptoms of depression.
- Boost skin health
Turmeric includes anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that have proven effective in treating multiple skin conditions. Turmeric benefits for skin include increasing "glow and luster" of the skin, speeding wound healing time, decreasing acne and acne scarring.
- Helps with obesity
Curcumin may help reduce proliferation (growth) of fat cells.
Now that you know the health benefits of turmeric, are you ready to add some to your diet?
Vegan Almond Butter Turmeric Asian Salad
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Serving Size 1 Person
1/2 Whole Green apple Organic and sliced
2 cups Leafy greens Organic
1/2 cups Carrots Organic and shredded
1/2 cup Purple Cabbage organic and shredded
1 Tablespoon Black sesame
Almond butter turmeric dressing