Miso Turmeric Dressing

I’m sure you’ve all been reading lately about the powerful, healthy attributes of turmeric.  Here’s a way you can have a daily dose and reap it’s benefits.  Use this on steamed, sauteed or roasted veggies for a special treat.  You can also drizzle this delicious dressing on green salads, grain salads, soba noodles and fish.

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Turmeric is part of the ginger family and has been a staple in Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian cooking for thousands of years.  Holistic practitioners have long used it to clear inflammation on the inside and outside of the body but only recently have more conventional Western medicine professionals come to recognize the numerous health benefits of this amazing spice.

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Some of the health benefits of turmeric are :

  • blocking cancer
  • powerful anti-oxidant
  • potent anti-inflammatory
  • osteoarthritis pain relief
  • indigestion and heart-burn aid
  • helps to prevent the plaque that leads to clogged arteries, heart attacks and strokes
  • Early studies suggest that taking turmeric daily can cut down the number of people with prediabetes who develop diabetes.


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It is thought that eating it raw is best so what better way than to include it in a delicious dressing.  But let’s not forget about taste! I’ve put some scrumptious ingredients together that will guarantee a lip-smacking addition to your favorite foods and you’ll love that this healthy herb will benefit your whole family as well.

There are so many ways you could incorporate turmeric into your diet.  Here’s a great site with suggestions to get your daily dose of turmeric tastiness.   How about:

  • smoothies
  • meatballs
  • curries
  • shrimp
  • even a Bloody Mary!

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My friend, Lindsay of Cotter Crunch has long been a proponent of turmeric and you’ll find a great recipe for a healthy elixir which promotes digestion and liver here.   And if you’re a lemon tea drinker, Martha Stewart has a recipe that you will love.  I find it very exciting that natural methods and remedies are becoming more popular and people are taking their health into their own hands.  So much to learn and it’s a fascinating journey.  Cheers!

Miso Turmeric Dressing
Recipe Type: Dressing
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 2 cups
Turmeric is the star in this super healthy dressing that can be used on your salad bowls, fish and soba noodles.
    • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/3 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
    • 1 large or 2 small carrots, peeled, finely grated
    • 2 tablespoons miso (I used naturally aged sweet white rice miso)
    • 2 tablespoons ginger, finely grated
    • 2 teaspoons turmeric, peeled, finely grated or 1/2 teaspoon powdered
    • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
    • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
    • 1/2 serrano pepper, seeded, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    1. Combine all ingredients in small bowl and mix well. I gave it a couple pulses in the blender because I wanted it smooth.
  1. Drizzle on your choice of salad, fish, or noodles.

A Versatile Dressing with Super Health Benefits!


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    Anita Rivera
    May 15, 2016 at 6:32 am

    OK, I’m using some tumeric tonight! I had bought some powder and used it a few times in my stirfry, and I loved it! Gotta combat those toxic minions that want to invade the body!

    Good morning dear heart! Have a great Sunday! Anita

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      May 15, 2016 at 6:56 am

      I’ve been drizzling it on my sauteed veggies, Anita, and I”m totally hooked. The flavors are delicious in this and knowing that it’s keeping me healthy is even better. Hope your weekend has been fabulous, friend. xoxo
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    May 15, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Have just made this as, amazingly, I had all the ingredients! I used organic brown rice miso paste instead of the white miso that you used, so mine was a rich dark colour. I also added a dash of lemon juice as well. It has a really lovely flavour. Thanks for posting this.

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      May 15, 2016 at 6:57 am

      Oh, I bet it was delicious with the lemon, David. Don’t you love that you can change this up? Thanks for your comment!
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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    May 15, 2016 at 6:51 am

    This is perfectly brilliant Robyn – the health benefits of both miso and tumeric in a beautiful dressing. I would love to try this on soba noodles – yummy! Sharing!
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      May 15, 2016 at 6:59 am

      I think I’m going to find lots of ways to use this, Tricia, and I will change it up as I go along as well. I knew tumeric was good for you but when I started researching, I was amazed at the number of benefits!
      Btw, I’m crushing all over those gorgeous pop tarts of yours!
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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    May 15, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Ah yes I use turmeric everyday <3 It keeps us young 😉
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      May 15, 2016 at 7:21 am

      I have a feeling you’ll stay young forever, Rebecca. You’re eating all the right things 🙂 Have a fun Sunday!

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    May 15, 2016 at 7:19 am

    How pretty and love all the great ingredients. Love the flavour combinations you have going here!
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      May 15, 2016 at 8:26 am

      I kind of went crazy with ingredients, Jennifer, but it actually worked. Thanks so much for your help today 🙂
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    lindsay Cotter
    May 15, 2016 at 8:30 am

    this is so up my alley! thanks for making and i will be soon!

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      May 16, 2016 at 5:05 am

      I loved the elixir, Lindsay, and this seemed to be the next natural step. Hope you’re having a blast and behaving, lol.

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    Blair @ The Seasoned Mom
    May 15, 2016 at 8:48 am

    I need to add more turmeric to my diet! This looks delicious, and with salad season in full effect, I’ll be trying this soon. Store-bought dressings just can’t compare to homemade!
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      May 16, 2016 at 5:08 am

      I’m going to make a point of adding turmeric much more often, Blair. The nutritional benefits are awesome! I don’t think I’ve used a store bought in 10 years, lol. If all else fails, I always have a good balsamic vinegar on hand and it’s perfect all by itself. I’m waiting for those meatballs, btw! lol

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    May 15, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Interesting post about tumeric. I don’t think I have ever used it. I do enjoy Bloody Marys, so maybe I should give it a whirl. Homemade is always better for us. Thanks Robyn. I hope your weekend is full of fun. Lots of love from W.W.
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      May 16, 2016 at 5:10 am

      I think you’d like this combination of ingredients, Linda. I especially enjoy drizzling it on my roasted or sauteed veggies. Had a great weekend here even though the temps were cold enough for a few snowflakes, lol. Talk soon! xoox

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    Bam's Kitchen
    May 15, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    As you know, I use a lot of turmeric in my cooking. It is a great anti-inflammatory and makes your delicious salad dressing pop with color. I really like your recipe with a little umami miso to give it a deep and rich flavor. I have been craving salads now that the weather is warming up. Now on to your eye catching photography. Whatever you are doing, keep in up. You are in the groove. Sharing everywhere.
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      May 16, 2016 at 5:12 am

      I’m craving salads too, Bobbi, and I’m anxiously awaiting local produce but it’s been so cold that everything is behind schedule. The asparagus is finally here but it’s 2-3 weeks late. Thanks for the kind words on my photos. I’m using the macro lens more often these days 🙂

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    May 16, 2016 at 11:34 am

    I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a more glorious looking salad dressing, I love it!
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      May 17, 2016 at 6:44 am

      Thanks, Sue. It sure is a fun colour! I made more yesterday 🙂

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    Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
    May 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    I have been trying to incorporate turmeric into my diet usually in stir fries but am looking for new ways to use it so will definitely be trying this recipe, Robyn. And if anyone is looking for fresh turmeric – Trader Joe sells it for a very reasonable price. Thanks, Robyn!
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      May 17, 2016 at 6:45 am

      Oh, I hadn’t thought to add it to my stir fries, Geraldine – great idea! Good to know about Trader Joe’s. Thanks, Geraldine!

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    May 17, 2016 at 12:20 am

    I never knew turmeric was so good for you, I typically have only used it in curry powder but clearly I need to incorporate more into my diet!
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      May 17, 2016 at 6:48 am

      I’m amazed at how many dishes it is used in South-East Asia and the Middle East, Sara. It’s as common as parsley is here. So good to know how healthy it is

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    Jennifer romaine
    May 17, 2016 at 10:07 am

    The color is gorgeous! I don’t use turmeric much but this sounds really interesting!
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    May 18, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Saw your picture the other day on Facebook and loving it! What a gorgeous dressing, bright and vibrant color, with such a rich taste. I cannot wait to try it out!
    Your vegetable photo is simply stunning 🙂
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      May 19, 2016 at 7:32 am

      Thanks, Maggie! I am such a big fan of your photography so your kind compliments mean a lot. This truly is a delicious dressing. I love it when things that are super healthy for you are also scrumptious!

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    May 20, 2016 at 9:28 am

    HI Robyn,
    Sounds quite tasty and definitely healthy. I think turmeric is an amazing herb and has so many health benefits. I take 2000 mg capsule of turmeric a day for different reasons. One is for fighting inflammation and to help the liver detoxify. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted !
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    Ginger Wroot
    May 21, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    I have a bottle of turmeric, and I’ve been baffled by how to use it up. This dressing recipe is just the answer! Thanks!

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    May 31, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Great idea for a dressing! What a healthy and colorful combination of ingredients, thank you. I can’t wait to try it :-))

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