5 ways to use fresh ginger in your food

This is a recipe compilation of recipes that show you how to use fresh ginger in your food to give it a natural citrus heat in your food this winter.

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There’s just something about using ginger when making food. Not only does it add a fresh kick of subtle heat to the food but is also loaded with heaps of health benefits that you can reap. Firstly, it adds a comforting warmth to your body and is particularly great if you have a cold or cough. Not just that fresh ginger in your food tastes absolutely yummy. The list of recipes compiled below are vegetarian and also consist of some lip smacking desserts. Enjoy.

 

Chinese Tempeh Salad by Fork and Beans:

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The real star of this salad is the delicious garlic ginger sesame dressing that adds a subtle punch to it. In order to make this dressing, all you need is a mere handful of ingredients and you’re good to go. One of the most amazing things about this salad besides its use of fresh ginger in your food is the fact that it is 100% vegetarian and super healthy. Besides, it can be customized to your liking.

 

Candied Ginger by Foodal:

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One of the best things about making candied ginger is the fact that you can either choose to eat it on its own as a snack when the 3pm hunger bug strikes or you could simply add it to your favorite salad, or even cakes and brownies to give it a spicy kick that is perfect for the winters.

 

Roasted carrot ginger soup by The Mediterranean Dish:

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I just so strongly believe that carrot and ginger are a match made in heaven. The sweetness from the carrot is so well balanced by the heat from the ginger and the citrus notes just take this roasted carrot ginger soup to a whole new level of awesomeness. This, in my opinion, is the easiest way to include fresh ginger in your food. Especially when the winter months freeze you away, you can gently thaw with this comforting soup.

 

Cucumber Ginger Smoothie by Veggie Primer:

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What better way to start your day than consuming this delightful smoothie for breakfast that bursts with freshness from cucumbers and ginger. It will instantly freshen you up and your groggy morning self will transform into a bright and energetic human ready to take on the day.

 

Ginger Hot Chocolate by Minimalist Baker:

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What’s not to love about this absolutely winter- warmer combination of ginger and chocolate? This works like a charm on those cold winter evenings when all you want to do is huddle around the warm and cozy fireplace and get yourself a nice large mug of cocoa scented with fresh ginger. Now that’s a winter that you will be longing to return to, especially with a gingery hot chocolate to keep you company.

 

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