This is a spicy and very healthy guacamole recipe. Turmeric has many healthful benefits and is something I try to incorporate into my meals fairly regularly.
½ hot pepper
juice of 1 lemon
small handful of chopped cilantro (optional)
2” section of daikon radish diced (optional)
1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
¼ teaspoon of fresh cracked black pepper
½ teaspoon of miso (optional)
Mash all ingredients together in a small bowl with a fork and serve on vegetable sticks like bok choy or celery, put a small dollop in green leaves, or spread on raw crackers.
This recipe is for 1 or 2 people, adjust recipe for larger portion.
Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in India and Asia as an anti-inflammatory to treat a wide variety of conditions, ease heartburn, stomach ulcers, digestive distress, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, skin problems, toothache, bruises, chest pain, colic and more.
Turmeric has a peppery, warm and bitter flavor and is best known as one of the ingredients used to make curry. Turmeric is an excellent source of both iron and manganese. It is also a good source of vitamin B6, dietary fiber and potassium.
Clinical studies have substantiated that curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has very powerful antioxidant effects. Turmeric's combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects explains why many people with joint disease find relief when they use the spice regularly.
When combined with cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables including cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, kohlrabi and turnips, it has shown to prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of existing prostate cancer.
Curcumin may be able to prevent the oxidation of cholesterol in the body. Since oxidized cholesterol is what damages blood vessels and builds up plaque that can lead to heart attack or stroke, preventing the oxidation of new cholesterol may help to reduce the progression of atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease.
Curcumin is a natural liver detoxifier and a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent. There are many more benefits to be gained from the use of this amazing spice documented in research from around the globe.
If you don’t have access to fresh turmeric root then a high quality dried turmeric powder will be fine. Organic Traditions is the brand I use.