Sweet and savory, creamy and filled with nutrients, this golden turmeric salad dressing is about to be a staple in your dressing rotation. What sets this dressing apart from the rest is the use of the entire lemon fruit. You aren’t just juicing half a lemon and adding it to the blender. Once you remove the seeds and skin, you blend the fruit with the rest of the dressing ingredients. It’s truly a game changer for dressings and brings the zesty citrus flavor to forefront.
Turmeric is an amazing spice that you typically see in wellness shots or curries. Not only is it an amazing spice that exhibits wonderful color, but it also offers many health properties. The primary compound responsible for turmeric’s health properties is curcumin. Researchers note that curcumin offers anti-inflammatory properties that may improve brain, lung, immune, and immune function. Not to mention, several studies indicate that curcumin may even help fight cancer!
The ingredient you may be surprised to see in this dressing is hemp seeds. These nutritional superstars are complete protein sources, meaning they have all 20 amino acids, nine essential and two semi-essential amino acids. Hemp seeds have the highest amount of Edestin protein in the world. The body cannot produce these amino acids on its own, so you have to obtain them via food sources. Additionally, hemp seeds are naturally rich in omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. That makes this dressing a nutritional powerhouse!
- Prep Time:5m
- Total Time:5m
- 1/2 c raw hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tsp. raw agave nectar
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
- 1/8 tsp. onion powder
- 1/4 tsp. Himalayan salt
- 1/3 c filtered water
- Add all of the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Use as a salad dressing on your favorite salads.
- Store leftover dressing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.