Turmeric is a highly anti-inflammatory food that’s attracted a lot of attention these past few years. In a previous post, I discussed the merits of turmeric for the treatment of osteoarthritis. You may remember, that you need to take 2 – 3 grams of turmeric daily to get the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric. Most people supplement with capsules, but it doesn’t hurt to further supplement with the real thing. Try this recipe for turmeric hummus. It’s delicious, it’s healthy, and may improve joint wellness!
3/4 inch of turmeric root, sliced
1 15 oz. can cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1/2 lemon
3 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp of tahini
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 cup of olive oil
- In a food processor, blend the turmeric, chickpeas, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, tahini, black pepper, and cumin. Blend until smooth.
- Slowly but surely add the olive oil as the hummus is mixing until you reach the desired consistency.
- Adjust seasoning.
- Serve with vegetables like carrots, celery, cucumbers or with pita bread, crackers, etc.