Creamy Turmeric Sauce

I’m so excited to join up with my friend Andrea Ashley to bring you a three-part Salads and Skin Care Series! Today Andrea Ashley and I show you how turmeric, almonds and carrots can reduce inflammation in your skin inside and out.

I’m making a Creamy Turmeric Sauce that is perfect over spiralized carrots with a sprinkle of chopped almonds. Taking inspiration from my recipe, Andrea Ashley uses turmeric, almond oil and carrot seed essential oil to create a soothing turmeric face oil treatment.

Salads and Skin Care Video # 1 – Inflammation

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Creamy Turmeric Sauce Health Benefits

The star of my Creamy Turmeric Sauce is turmeric! Turmeric is a bright orange root that has peppery, warm and bitter flavours. It is best known for its extraordinary anti-inflammatory properties and has been used in Chinese and Indian medicine for centuries.

The bright yellow/orange pigment of turmeric called curcumin has been shown to be comparable to potent drugs such as hydrocortisone and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs.

Carrot Salad with Creamy Turmeric Sauce by @jesselwellness #carrot #healthysalad

Carrot Salad with Creamy Turmeric Sauce Recipe

(gluten-free, dairy-free, no soy, vegetarian, paleo)

Prep time: 20 minutes | Serving size: 2

Ingredients

  • 3 large carrots
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Creamy Turmeric Sauce

  • 2 Tbsp almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp powdered turmeric or 1 Tbsp fresh turmeric, minced
  • 1 tsp honey
  • pinch salt

Directions

  1. Place all of the creamy turmeric sauce ingredients in a blender or bowl and blend or whisk until smooth.
  2. Spiralize or grate three big carrots.
  3. Place the carrots, almonds, raisins, and creamy turmeric sauce in a medium bowl and toss until mixed.

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Creamy Turmeric Carrot Salad by @jesselwellness #antiinflammatory #carrot

Soothing Turmeric Face Oil Health Benefits

The base of Andrea Ashley’s face oil is almond oil which is full of fatty acids, A, B and E vitamins and absorbs reasonably well into the skin. It is also great for dry, itchy, eczema or psoriasis types of skin which can often be associated with inflamed skin.

For inflammation, Andrea Ashley uses a mixture of soothing neroli, chamomile and carrot seed essential oils with organic turmeric powder infused almond oil.

Salads and Skin Care with @jesselwellness and Andrea Ashley #salads #skincare

Soothing Turmeric Face Oil Recipe

Take 25ml of almond oil and add 1/4 a tsp of turmeric powder, 2 drops of neroli, 1 drop of chamomile, and 1 drop of carrot seed essential oils. Mixing thoroughly and apply a thick layer to the skin, leaving for 20 minutes and then massaging into skin before washing off.

If almond oil doesn’t speak to you, you can substitute for coconut oil or pomegranate oil both which have some anti-inflammatory benefits. If this particular treatment does not seem to fit, you can always reach out to hello@andreaashley.ca and Andrea Ashley will be happy to advise the best oils for your skin. If you want more, feel free to Subscribe to Andrea Ashley’s awesome free online magazine for more holistic custom skin care and aromatherapy tips and recipes!

Carrot Salad with Creamy Turmeric Sauce by @jesselwellness #turmeric #salad

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Creamy Turmeric Sauce
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Gluten Free
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Serves: 2
 
The star of my Creamy Turmeric Sauce is turmeric! Turmeric is a bright orange root that has peppery, warm and bitter flavours. It is best known for its extraordinary anti-inflammatory properties and has been used in Chinese and Indian medicine for centuries. The bright yellow/orange pigment of turmeric called curcumin has been shown to be comparable to potent drugs such as hydrocortisone and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs.
Ingredients
  • 3 large carrots
  • ½ cup raw almonds, chopped
  • ½ cup raisins
  • - Creamy Turmeric Sauce -
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp powdered turmeric or 1 Tbsp fresh turmeric, minced
  • 1 tsp honey
  • pinch salt
Instructions
  1. Place all of the creamy turmeric sauce ingredients in a blender or bowl and blend or whisk until smooth.
  2. Spiralize or grate three big carrots.
  3. Place the carrots, almonds, raisins, and creamy turmeric sauce in a medium bowl and toss until mixed.

4 Comments

  1. Maha Khan / sooperchef.pk on May 8, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Wow This Is great recipe.I love Your Way of making Recipe.

  2. Vic on July 10, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Just a comment, when I made it it doesn’t look nothing like the picture. In the picture you don’t see any raisins and you see scallions which is not included on the recipe. Not sure whats the point of pairing a recipe with a picture that doesn’t match. Happens why to often in the internet these days.

    • Jesse Lane Lee, CNP on July 13, 2017 at 11:25 am

      I’m not sure why the raisins don’t show up on the picture, maybe I forgot to add them? When I was staging the photo I thought it would be nice to sprinkle a few chives on top as a garnish. They are totally optional so you don’t need to include them when making the recipe.

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