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Fire Up Your Diet with These Healthy Ginger Recipes
We love ginger for its antioxidant boost and its use in reducing inflammation, nausea, and muscle soreness. But aside from its medicinal properties, ginger also gives low-cal fiery flavor to any dish. Add a little extra heat to your summer menu with these 13 spicy ginger recipes.
Asian Ginger Beer Can Chicken
Beer can chicken is exciting any which way. But add ginger, lemongrass, and scallions to the can and you've got a real party. Bonus points for tripling the ginger love with a little five-spice ginger rub and a hoisin ginger glaze.
Get the recipe: Beer Can Chicken
Dishing Out Health
Carrot Ginger Flax Muffins
These nutritious breakfast muffins get their zing from a healthy dose of ginger, but they're low in fat and packed with fiber-rich ingredients. With so much healthy goodness going on, you'll have lots of yummy wiggle room for a cream cheese glaze.
Get the recipe: Carrot Ginger Flax Muffins
Real Simple Good
Sesame Ginger Fish Cakes
These little sesame ginger fish cake patties are easy to throw together and are even great as leftovers the next day. With a serious kick from our BFF ginger, they have a refreshing bright flavor that makes them perfect for summer meals.
Get the recipe: Sesame Ginger Fish Cakes
It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken
Molasses Ginger Granola Bars
Sweet, spicy, and totally vegan, these chewy ginger granola bars are a lunch-box dream. Pack one as a midmorning snack to help get you through until lunch, or use it to fuel a tough after-work run.
Get the recipe: Molasses Ginger Granola Bars
Thai Stuffed Chicken with Ginger Almond Marinade
This dish offers a fun play on a traditional Thai peanut sauce. The bright flavors of cilantro, garlic, and ginger are bolstered by their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, plus the shredded veg adds the freshness you crave in the heat.
Get the recipe: Thai Stuffed Chicken with Ginger Almond Marinade
The Organic Kitchen
Roasted Baby Carrots with Honey and Ginger
The combination of sweet honey and spicy ginger is both therapeutic and delish. This beautiful simple side dish is a cinch to pull off, but it always manages to wow dinner party guests.
Get the recipe: Roasted Baby Carrots with Honey and Ginger
Vegan Deconstructed Sushi Bowl with Sesame Ginger Miso Dressing
This salad bowl has everything you need to feel energized: fueling carbohydrates, plant-based protein, and healthy fats. Tossed in a flavorful sesame ginger miso sauce, this dish is perfect for a nourishing lunch or dinner.
Get the recipe: Sushi Bowl
Health Nut Nutrition
Pear Ginger Mojito Green Smoothie
A smoothie that tastes like a cocktail? Yes, please. This bad boy features the sweetness from pear and banana, the zippy bite from a healthy knob of ginger, and a few handfuls of spinach for good measure. A delicious and healthy way to cool down this summer.
Get the recipe: Pear Ginger Mojito Green Smoothie
Mom's Kitchen Handbook
Miso Ginger Salmon
Salmon is a terrific source of protein, plus it's full of healthy omega-3 fats—that's reason enough to bust out the frying pan! But when it's glazed with an umami-rich miso, soy, and ginger sauce, even fish-phobes will be asking for thirds.
Get the recipe: Miso Ginger Salmon
Miso Stuffed Eggplant with Ginger
What better way to beef up Meatless Monday than with a ginger-infused, quinoa-stuffed eggplant? This hearty vegetarian main is mucho satisfying and incredibly flavorful thanks to the Asian combination of ginger, miso, and soy.
Get the recipe: Miso Stuffed Eggplant with Ginger