Why settle for plain old garlic bread when you can add a pop of colour, flavour, and immunity-goodness with some turmeric?
This Turmeric Garlic Bread recipe is one to try if you’re looking to take your garlic bread game up a notch. Roasting the garlic in olive oil brings out its sweet, nutty flavour. Meanwhile, the combination of butter, parsley, ginger, and turmeric come together to create a mouthwatering spread that will have your taste buds singing. And when you slather it on top of warm, crusty sourdough bread and bake it to crispy perfection, it’s an absolute game-changer.
The best part? All this quick and delicious golden bread needs is six simple ingredients – we like to make things even easier by using The Broth Sisters Activated Turmeric and Ginger Paste, but of course fresh turmeric and ginger would be an absolute treat too . This turmeric garlic bread is aromatic, totally delicious and the perfect side dish to complement any meal! It makes for the perfect accompaniment to any pasta, salad, or soup, and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. There’s just something about that warm, buttery, garlicky goodness that makes everyone’s mouth water.
4 large cloves of garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup organic butter
2-3 tbsp parsley
1 tsp turmeric and ginger paste (we like The Broth Sisters’ Activated Turmeric and Ginger Paste)
1 loaf of sourdough bread, sliced
- Preheat oven to 200 Degrees C.
- Peel outer layer of the garlic. Using a sharp knife, cut 3cm from the top of the bulb and massage olive oil on the exposed garlic.
- Wrap garlic in foil and place in the oven for approx. 45 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool. NB: Leave the oven on as you will need to use it again.
- Combine butter, garlic (you can squeeze the roasted garlic out of its skin), parsley, and the Activated Turmeric and Ginger Paste in a saucepan.
- Place over low-medium heat and stir for 3-4 minutes, or until the paste has melted.
Spread turmeric garlic mix on the sourdough bread, coating the surface.
- Place the garlic bread on a sheet of foil, wrap and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the bread is crispy.
So Many Reasons to Love Turmeric
Turmeric is most widely cultivated and used in India, both in flavoursome curry dishes and as part of Ayurvedic medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic and Western herbal medicine all use Turmeric as a therapeutic substance to treat a number of conditions. These include respiratory ailments and digestive disturbances (stimulating liver function and reducing abdominal pain and bloating).
More recent research has helped to identify the mechanism for the powerful healing properties of turmeric (and particularly it’s constituent, curcumin). Exceptional anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant activity have been demonstrated. With chronic inflammation being an enemy to health and wellbeing, it is not surprising that numerous possible applications have been investigated with very promising results.
Note: Bioavailability of turmeric is limited, therefore it is recommended that black pepper be added where appropriate. This has has been shown to significantly enhance absorption.