Five Ginger Recipes for Summer

Last week we talked about the health benefits of ginger. Frequently, people think of it as a tea, seasoning or dessert component. We rarely think of it as an ingredient. As we wrote last week, you get the most benefit from the root when it’s raw, but many people find the flavor overwhelming. So, today, we are presenting five delicious recipes that feature ginger in different ways. Four can be cooked on the grill; one isn’t cooked at all. We like that they all have under six grams of carbs!

If you have questions about preparing the ginger, click here for a guide!

Asian Flank Steak Skewers


This recipe is excellent: six ingredients; four steps; one tasty dish! It does require an hour to marinate but then cooks in minutes. Ginger, sesame seed oil, lime, garlic and soy sauce all combine to give the meat a pop of flavor. As with any recipe, be sure to use soy sauce with a lower sodium content. Otherwise, these can really add a lot of salt to your day. A serving of four skewers has 150 calories, 18 grams of protein and only two grams of carbs. Get the recipe.

Turmeric Ginger Grilled Chicken


Some people don’t like red meat but still love a barbeque. We completely understand! Poultry fans will love this dish made with some many ingredients that are widely praised for their benefits. Coconut milk, olive oil, garlic, turmeric come together with other spices and lime to make a tasty meal! One chicken breast has 320 calories, 47.9 grams of protein and 2.7 grams of carbs. Get the recipe.

Gingered Salmon with Grilled Corn and Watercress Salad


If you are as uninterested in chicken as you are in beef, this salmon might be right for you. We love the sweetness of the grilled corn and that it’s not a huge quantity of corn. Having it as a component of the meal instead of the star means our plates can be healthy and delicious. The corn is cooked on the grill. Unfortunately, the fish needs to go in the oven, but the flavor is worth heating up your kitchen for a little while. The flavors of balsamic vinegar and ginger enhance and frame the taste of the salmon! A serving has 544 calories, 43 grams of protein and 2.8 grams of carbs. Get the recipe.

Summer Confetti Salad


This side dish will thrill any visitor to your table, not just for the flavor but because of its beautiful hue! It’s a great mix of veggies for your plate that’s tasty and healthy. But, the ginger and lime dressing is the star that will have you making this salad regularly. The recipe calls for avocado oil, but you can use olive oil in its place. One cup of the salad has 108 calories, one gram of protein and five grams of carbs. Get the recipe.

Asparagus with Ginger


The recipe actually calls for this flavorful side dish to be cooked in a skillet. We prefer to marinate the asparagus and then grill it. When you put asparagus on the grill, you want to use ones with thicker stalks as they hold up well to the direct heat. The ginger and sesame flavor make it go well with fish dishes. A serving (one-sixth of the yield) has 53 calories, 2.5 grams of protein and 5.4 grams of carbs. Get the recipe.

We hope these recipes help you keep some heat out of your kitchen and let you enjoy the flavor of ginger as the summer continues!

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