Turmeric is a super popular seasoning right now, and for good reason. This yellow seasoning has amazing health benefits! It’s anti-inflammatory, liver detoxifier, natural weight management aid, antibacterial agent, cancer fighter, etc. Read more on The Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and Livestrong. The powder is commonly mixed with curries and tastes wonderful in a latte. Tip: Visit The Sanctum and try their Golden Turmeric Latte! It’s caffeine and SO GOOD!
Turmeric also tastes amazing in meatballs! I hope you will try my recipe for turkey turmeric meatballs.
Turmeric Turkey Meatballs Over Zoodles
- 1 lb. Organic Ground Turkey (I used 99% lean/fat free)
- 1 Small Red Bell Pepper
- 1 Egg
- 1/4 Cup Almond Meal (or Almond Flour)
- 4 Garlic Cloves
- Handful of Spinach (about 1/2 Cup)
- 1/4 Tsp turmeric
- 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
- Salt & Pepper
- Sprinkle of Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (omit if you don’t like food to be a bit spicey)
- 1 Lemon
- Olive Oil
- Cooking Spray
- Handful of Cilantro
- Preheat the over to 400 degrees.
- Prep the meatballs. Chop the bell pepper into small squares. Chop 2 of the garlic cloves. Chop the spinach.
- Using a medium-sized bowl, add the following ingredients: egg, almond meal, turmeric, garlic powder, crushed red pepper flakes, salt, ground turkey, spinach, and red bell pepper. Use your hands to mix it all up. Place aside.
- Prep the zucchini noodles. Use a spiralizer to create zucchini noodles.
- Grab a large frying pan and drizzle with olive oil. Mold the turkey mixture into 8 meatballs. Place the meatballs onto frying pan over medium-low heat and brown on 3 sides for about 3 minutes per side. Once you are done browning, transfer the meatballs to a cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick spray and bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes.
- While the meatballs are baking, use a large skillet to cook the zoodles. Heat the remaining 2 cloves of chopped garlic and a drizzle of olive oil over low heat for about a minute, then add the zoodles. Squeeze lemon juice into the zoodles and generously sprinkle salt and pepper. These will cook for about 6-8 minutes until tender. Toss the zoodles throughout the process.
- Transfer zoodles to two bowls. Top with meatballs.
- And finally sprinkle some cilantro on top for garnish.
What’s your favorite way to eat turmeric?