This delicious, nutritious dip is perfect for football Sundays and family gatherings throughout the fall. It’s an easy way to incorporate turmeric into any gathering.
Turmeric contains curcumin, which helps promote healthy liver, colon, musculoskeletal, digestive, and cellular function, so it's great to include it in as many dishes as possible.
You might also want to consider a supplement to reap the full benefits of this hard-to-get nutrient.
Serve this dip with raw vegetables.
Creamy Herbed Tahini Dip
Makes 2 cups
- 1 cup tahini
- ½ cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
- 5 large basil leaves
- 1 large scallion, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
- 1 garlic glove, halved
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric
- ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
- ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
- ½ teaspoon fennel or anise seeds
Combine all of the ingredients plus 1 cup of hot water in a blender, and blend until smooth. Add more hot water as needed if the blender is struggling. Serve.
Store any leftover dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. This recipe is also great as a sauce over grilled fish.
Eat more turmeric:
Recipe excerpted from The Blood Sugar Solution: 10-Day Detox Diet Cookbook by Dr. Mark Hyman.
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