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Turmeric is the star in this lemony avocado salad dressing that adds brightness and flavour to any salad or to grilled chicken.

8 people made this

IngredientsServes: 4

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Himalayan salt to taste

MethodPrep:10min ›Ready in:10min

  1. Blend olive oil, avocado, lemon zest, lemon juice, turmeric, honey, garlic and salt together on high until smooth.

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Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(4)

Reviews in English (4)

by House of Aqua

I made then recipe as written and this is a keeper! As someone with an autoimmune disease looking to make better choices this is perfect! The taste reminds me of a tangy honey mustard dressing. We not only put this on our salads but roasted vegetables too.-11 Mar 2015

by Jenna Rich

This recipe is a great base for all kinds of delicious dressings! I thought that the final product was a little heavy on olive oil flavor and mouthfeel, and that there wasn't enough avocado. Both easily fixable! Tasted great and a beautiful color!-07 Nov 2016

by Rick Has a Lemon

I was skeptical of a 5 star rating with only two reviews, but this is my new favorite dressing! Tangy, sweet and spicy. I sub'ed vegannaise for the avocado and added black pepper. The lemon zest gives it amazing flavor.-10 Sep 2016

Ginger-Turmeric Dressing (Trader Joe's Copycat)

Posted: Nov 5, 2019 by Lori Modified: Feb 22, 2020 · This post contains affiliate links.

This copycat version of Trader Joe's Almond-Turmeric dressing is made with almond butter, ground turmeric, fresh lemon, ginger and garlic, and has just a hint of sweetness from maple syrup (or agave). A blender makes preparing this turmeric dressing easy, but it can also be whisked together by hand. Vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, and delicious on everything. Just 6 ingredients and 5 minutes!

Even though I shop at Trader Joe's weekly, I only recently learned about the phenomenon that is their almond-turmeric dressing. I would like to blame this on the fact that Trader Joe's is always so busy I never feel like I can take the time to peruse the aisles. But really, I know it's mostly my issue. I get anxious and have a tendency to rush when I'm in busy stores because I don't like feeling like I'm other people's way. And if you've ever been inside a Trader Joe's, you know you're almost ALWAYS in someone's way.

As Asheville becomes more and more popular, our one Trader Joe's location gets busier and busier! I make it a point to shop at off times (shout out to the Sunday morning crew), but even still, a get-in-and-get-out mentality is pretty much required for that store. This led to a bad habit of buying the same things over and over. But thanks to the Vegan Trader Joe's Facebook group, I'm clued in now!

The ingredient list for TJ's turmeric dressing is simple, so I knew creating a homemade version would be easy. But why create a homemade version? Well, there are a few good reasons.

  • Most people don't live near a Trader Joe's, and I think everyone should have a chance to try this deliciousness!
  • Trader Joe's is known for constantly rotating their products. Even though this line of refrigerated salad dressings is very popular, you never know when it might disappear.
  • If your household uses a lot of this dressing (and believe me, it's easy to do), that also means going through a lot of plastic bottles. Enough said.

  1. If not cooked, prepare lentils and quinoa according to package directions. To save time, use an Instant Pot or purchase frozen or pre-cooked grains and lentils.
  2. Place all dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  3. Rinse the kale, purple cabbage, cherry tomatoes and red pepper. Strip the kale stems and chop leaves. Place in extra large bowl.
  4. Finely chop the purple cabbage, or shred on a grater or in a food processor. Add to the salad bowl.
  5. Slice the cherry tomatoes in half. Remove the red pepper stem and seeds, and slice into strips. Add to the salad bowl.
  6. Add the lentils and quinoa to the salad and top with the Golden Turmeric Dressing.

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Why this savoury turmeric salad dressing is a smart choice

Turmeric is gaining credibility and popularity as an anti-inflammatory agent. Low grade inflammation, caused by unmanaged stress, unbalanced diet, lack of exercise, pollution, or excess weight, overtime will cause damage to the body. To counteract this attack on our bodies, we can increase our activity, learn how to face life’s stressors, and YES, eat anti-inflammatory foods!

If you make this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, or snap a photo and tag it with #smartnutritionrecipes on Instagram! I’d love to see your creations!

Balsamic Almond and Turmeric Salad Dressing

This doesn’t look much like a Fudgy Flourless Red Chili Chocolate Muffin, does it? Because that’s the recipe I was planning on sharing with you. However, some times things don’t go as planned.

After church this afternoon I began preparing a recipe, what I’m calling, a Green Powerhouse Salad with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato. Although now that I see how long that is, I may have to revise it a bit before posting the recipe. ANYWAY, as I hemmed and hawed over the dressing I wanted to make – tasting, adding ingredients, tasting, changing quantities, tasting – I came up with this incredibly satisfying Balsamic Almond and Turmeric Salad Dressing!

And while I was secretly, although hesitantly, thrilled with the way it turned out, I wasn’t completely sold until I got the whole salad together, topped it with this sweet-nutty-with-a-touch-of-tang dressing and put it in front of my really hungry husband. Side note: We got home from church around noon and due to my lolly-gagging with the dressing, plus prepping and photographing our salads, we didn’t eat until 3pm – eek!!

Hmm…when I put it like that, maybe I shouldn’t feel so confident in his raving review of the salad and dressing, I mean the poor guy was practically starved…too late now, HE LOVED IT! And not just one of those, “Mmm, this is good” kinda loves, more like “I think this might be my favorite salad ever” and “the dressing is really good” not to mention “you should do a whole post just on the salad dressing” followed by “I’m serious”. Clearly, I was convinced.

What you may not know is that when his mother sent him off to college ten years ago, this guy wouldn’t even touch salad. And now, he’ll eat a big salad, without meat, and loaded with avocado, chickpeas, sweet potato, and more! Don’t get me wrong, if given the choice, he’ll still take the burger, but STILL, he’s come leaps and bounds over where he was when it comes to eating his veggies.

Off subject there, the point is, I had NO intentions of (A.) posting this dressing on its own and (B.) posting this recipe today! But sometimes, I just get excited and go with it. So I put aside the Fudgy Flourless Red Chili Chocolate Muffins for another day and thought what better way to ring in the Spring weather than with a yummy new salad dressing to put with all those greens your eating while getting ready for your bikini body! Or is that just me :)

Anyway, if you’re looking to change up your salad routine, I highly recommend giving this dressing a try. The balsamic and apple cider vinegar give it a slight bite, while the almond butter adds a lovely nuttiness, as the honey contributes the perfect sweetness to perfectly compliment the spice of the smoked paprika Smoked Paprika and LOVING it!> and turmeric!

Oh and quick disclaimer: While photographing this afternoon, my main objective was to capture the ingredients of the salad, which means I didn’t get any pictures of the ingredients for the dressing, nor did I get any exceptionally good photos of the dressing. My focus was the salad. But with the encouragement of my Business Manager (a.k.a. husband), I decided to give this Balsamic Almond and Turmeric Dressing the attention it deserves and devote a whole post to it. All this to say, please forgive the lack of creativity in the pictures!

These last few pictures are a little preview of the Green Powerhouse Salad with Roasted Veggies , stay tuned for the full recipe later this week!

Top 10 Turmeric Powder Recipes

It&rsquos been a few years since turmeric&rsquos warm, golden hue started popping up all over our Instagram feeds, and we&rsquore happy to say the turmeric trend is still going strong.

There&rsquos a reason turmeric powder is all the rage: it works well in a variety of sweet and savory dishes, and it makes all your meals colorful and picture-worthy.

If you&rsquore not quite sure how to use turmeric powder, though, don&rsquot feel intimidated. Try one of these top turmeric recipes that can work for any meal &ndash from taco night with your family to easy afternoon snacks to busy weeknight dinners.

1. Turmeric Golden Milk

When you&rsquore just learning how to cook with turmeric, there&rsquos no easier (and cozier!) way than a turmeric tea latte, also called golden milk.

The ingredients are simple &ndash it&rsquos just coconut milk, turmeric, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice and a hint of honey for sweetness &ndash and the latte itself comes together in just 15 minutes.

Enjoy it on its own, or paired with ginger cookies for a spicy snack.

2. Creamy Coconut Butternut Squash Soup

&lsquoTis the season for soul-warming soup, and this creamy squash soup is a must-try. Turmeric powder adds an earthy flavor to naturally-sweet butternut, coconut milk adds plenty of creaminess without dairy, and a toasted pecan and apple topping adds just the right amount of texture.

The best part? You can get your hearty soup on the table in less than an hour, so this gourmet-tasting dish works even on weeknights.

3. Turmeric Salad Dressing

Need a side to go with your butternut squash soup? Try a leafy green salad with homemade turmeric salad dressing. Made with turmeric, ginger powder, a dash of sea salt, some honey, shallots, and apple cider vinegar, this tangy vinaigrette adds a bit of sweet and spicy to any dish.

Turmeric&rsquos earthy flavor works well with heartier greens, like mustard or dandelion greens, but won&rsquot overwhelm milder options like spinach and baby kale.

Top your salad with seasonal produce, like sliced pears or caramelized shallots, plus toasted pecans or walnuts for crunch.

4. Creamy Turmeric Dip with Cinnamon

If you vowed to eat more veggies this year, whipping up a delicious dip to pair &lsquoem with can help you stick to your resolution.

We love this cinnamon and turmeric dip because it balances creamy, spicy, earthy and tangy flavors, and works well with veggies, pita chips, crackers, and any other crunchy snacks.

The turmeric powder also infuses your dip with a pretty sunny hue, which makes it the perfect pick-me-up to beat the winter blues.

5. Indian Shrimp Tacos with Mango Coleslaw

Looking for a fresh new way to celebrate Taco Tuesday? Try these delicious turmeric-spiced shrimp tacos!

Ginger, garlic salt, and curry powder &ndash made with turmeric, cumin, and other spices &ndash make the shrimp pop with flavor, while the mango coleslaw adds fresh flavor and satisfying crunch.

If you&rsquore eating gluten-free or lower-carb, try using lettuce leaves in place of tortillas &ndash or simply use the fillings as a topping for salad.

6. Pan-Seared Moroccan Fish with Spiced Couscous

Turmeric is a staple in plenty of African cuisines, and this simple seared fish makes it easy to bring the taste of North Africa to your table.

This recipe doubles up on the turmeric &ndash it seasons both the fish and the couscous &ndash and combines sweet with savory flavors, thanks to the apricots and dates in the couscous and cinnamon powder.

The couscous salad stores well in the fridge, so whip up a double batch to use as a base for DIY grain bowls .

7. Honey Mustard Turmeric Chicken

It&rsquos just a fact: honey mustard (French's Dijon Mustard & honey) + turmeric + chicken breast = heaven. And this glazed chicken breast is sure to become a weeknight staple, both because it comes together in less than 30 minutes and because, well, it&rsquos delicious.

Serve it with a side of quinoa and roasted vegetables , or thinly slice the chicken breast to use as a filling for sandwiches.

And if you can&rsquot get enough turmeric-marinated chicken (who could blame you?) try out this yogurt-marinated curry chicken recipe , too.

8. Spiced Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower rice is one of the biggest food trends, and for good reason: it&rsquos low-carb, keto-friendly, paleo, vegan and gluten-free.

Oh, and it also tastes amazing. Our version uses turmeric powder (of course!) and ground black pepper combined with warming spices like ginger, cumin, and nutmeg to create a comforting side dish perfect for the cooler months.

It works on its own as a side dish, or add a poached egg or two to turn it into a low-carb entrée.

9. Turmeric, Cocoa, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg Blend

We'll let you in on a little secret: turmeric does sweet just as well as it does savory. Case in point: this cocoa-infused spice mix, which also features cinnamon and nutmeg.

It's the best way to add sophisticated chocolate flavor to your smoothies or your morning oats. It even works as a mix-in for baked goods &ndash just try mixing it with the cinnamon filling when you&rsquore making cinnamon rolls for to-die-for flavor.

Or use it to complement the natural sweetness in butternut squash or sweet potatoes to take your roasted veggies to the next level.

10. Saucy Moroccan Chicken

Meal prep your way to flavor with this turmeric spiced Moroccan chicken. The crunchiness of almond slivers and thinly cut onions add texture to this sweet, savory weeknight dinner recipe.

Add in garlic salt, a bit of mixed pickling spice, ground turmeric, and chicken broth to your slow cooker and discover tender, spicy chicken without all the hassle. Or, if you're in the mood for North African flavor faster - make this saucy chicken dish in a deep skillet to really bring out all the intricate spice profiles present.

Learn more about turmeric, its flavor profile, origins, and more - plus discover more turmeric recipes here!


I reduced the honey by half, and it was still too sweet for my taste. The texture is a bit odd. I used my mini-Cuisinart, so maybe a blender would have made it smoother. I may try again and use tahini instead of almond butter, as suggested by another reader.

made as it, no alterations. this dressing is so good i could drink it! and it's so healthy! the water does not compromise the flavor at all, i tasted it before adding because i was hesitant after reading reviews. i would try adding coconut oil next time, as one reviewer recommended, it would compliment nicely. this is a fantastic recipe!

I loved this recipe with a couple of adjustments: I didn't have almond butter on hand, so I subbed tahini. A also added 1 tsp. sesame oil. The end product was quite thick, and, since I was using it as a salad dressing, I thinned it down with 1/4-1/2 cup water. I used my Ninja Blender with the single serve attachment (about 2 cups size) to blend the ingredients and it was smooth and creamy. The taste is bright and clean. I tossed it with salad made of roasted butternut squash, roasted golden beets, farrow, a red cabbage-apple slaw, walnuts, dried cherries, and salad greens. I give this recipe four forks because it had a solid base. My adjustments were based on my own personal preferences/needs.

I made this almost like the recipe tells you to make it, but since it seemed to me that the 1/4 cup of lemon juice overpowered it, instead of the extra 2T of lemon juice, I added 2 T. of coconut oil. I agree with others in that it is way too thick to use as a dressing so I added half of it to a pan of steamed kale and udon noodles (boiled for two minutes). I also added 1/2 t. of sesame oil to improve the flavor. In order to use the other remaining half, I will try adding the vinegar to make it more usable for a salad dressing. So I would make it again since turmeric is so good for us, but with several changes.

I just made this dressing, and it seemed to thicken up as it sat. I also ran about 1.5 T. short of lemon juice, so I added a few drops of white wine vinegar and it tasted great! If I made it again, Iɽ add a little more water, less honey. I made it in our Nutribullet, but would use the smaller size container next time. It worked great and tasted amazing.

I would love to make this dressing sometime, however, I've never seen fresh turmeric in my area. Can someone tell me how to sub the dried stuff.

I might suggest thinningg it with a drop or two of white-wine or white-balsamic vinegar, if you want to add dynamics while keeping the strong flavors alive.

Fun to buy and use the turmeric but as a dressing it was way too thick. I didn't want to add more water and dilute the taste. It is great on a spoon. Any suggestions?

3 Basic Kinds of Homemade Salad Dressings:

When it comes to homemade salad dressings there are basically three kinds,

  • Vinaigrette, usually mixture or emulsion of salad oil and vinegar, often flavored with herbs, spices, salt, pepper, sugar, and other ingredients
  • Creamy dressings, usually mayonnaise-based, which may also contain yogurt, sour cream, buttermilk, or milk
  • Cooked dressings, which resemble creamy dressings, are usually thickened by adding egg yolks and gently heating.

10 Healthy Salad Dressings

Spring is the perfect time to use seasonal veggies and fruit to create a delicious salad. However, you need to top them with the perfect vinaigrette. Instead of opting for bottled dressings with a laundry list of additives, you can easily whip up one of these 10 easy dressings with clean ingredients at home.

You can eat your blue cheese and enjoy it too when you control portions of higher-fat ingredients like buttermilk and blue cheese.


Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Matt Armendariz, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

This simple dressing is made from olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt and pepper. Make a double batch to last you through the week.

Giada De Laurentiis' Quinoa Roasted Eggplant and Apple Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette for Ladies Empowerment Lunch as seen on Food Networks Giada at Home

Photo by: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Alice Gao, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

This smoky dressing is perfect on salads made with grains like quinoa, couscous and wheat berries.

Combine mango with garlic, cilantro, white vinegar and agave for a savory dressing with a touch of tart sweetness.


Bobby Flay's Bulgur Salad with Green Onion Vinaigrette

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

A combination of green onions, lime juice and serrano chile, this refreshing dressing will perk up your taste buds.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

The orange flavor helps cut the bitterness of salad greens like radicchio and arugula.

The tart flavor of raspberries complements any bed of greens.

The recipe: Roasted cubed butternut squash, watercress, and pomegranate seeds tossed in a vinaigrette made with champagne vinegar, fresh ginger, and shallots. Butternut Squash and Watercress Salad with Champagne Ginger Vinaigrette as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen, Season 1.

Photo by: Emile Wamsteker ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Emile Wamsteker, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Similar to white wine vinegar, champagne vinegar is made from wine originating in the Champagne wine region of France. It adds a delicious flavor to vinaigrettes for few calories.

Kick up your fresh salad or cooked vegetables with this flavorful vinaigrette. Turmeric, one of the ingredients typically used in curry, contains the phytonutrient curcumin, which is thought to have powerful antioxidant properties and help fight inflammation.

Dress fresh green salads, or cooked greens like bok choy or spinach, with this Asian-inspired dressing.

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. She is the author of The Greek Yogurt Kitchen: More Than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day.