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AIP Lemon Turmeric Marinade & Dressing

AIP lemon turmeric dressing in a dressing bottle
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Whip up this quick & easy AIP Lemon Turmeric Marinade & Dressing and use it to spruce up chicken, seafood or your favorite salad. Bonus points for being AIP, Paleo & Whole30 friendly!

When I’m swamped with everything life is throwing at me, I still want to eat homemade food. Especially if I’m following the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) or a paleo diet. I just don’t want to have to worry about asking the waiter/manager/food server exactly what goes into each meal, how it’s prepared and if there is any potential for cross-contact with gluten. Eating food someone else made is just overly stressful, especially when life is already stressing me out. #celiaclife

So, when I’m busy, I like to keep my homemade meals quick and simple (yet delicious, of course). All that means is my meals follow a simple formula: protein + vegetable(s) + dressing/sauce/marinade/flavor booster.

Here are a few examples of what I mean:

Let’s talk salad dressings

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of searching store-bought salad dressings for unsavory ingredients like gluten, dairy, soy, sugar, corn and whatever other so-called “food” products they add in there. Every time I pick a bottle up, I just have to put it back down because it’s loaded with additives, gums, thickeners, food coloring and who-knows-what-else.

Of the seemingly thousands of options there are on store shelves, there are such a teeny tiny handful that are actually good for you. And if you do find them, they cost literally four times as much as the not-so-good-for-you dressing. Uhhmmmm, no thanks.

Plus, I have yet to find a store-bought dressing that tastes as amazing as homemade.

So why not just make your own? It can be SO simple and SO delicious! And it will take you less time to make than it would to search store-bought dressing ingredients.

Equipment needed

I guarantee you already have all the equipment you need to make this AIP Lemon Turmeric Marinade & Dressing.

AIP Lemon Turmeric Marinade & Dressing Ingredients

Again, you probably already have these ingredients on-hand. I like to not only keep my recipes simple, I like to use everyday ingredients. I mean, who wants to make an extra trip to the grocery store for a special ingredient you’ll only use once? Not me.

Here’s what you’ll need:

AIP lemon turmeric dressing in a small bowl

How to use AIP Lemon Turmeric Marinade & Dressing

Alright, y’all. Here’s the fun part.

This recipe can be used pretty much anywhere. Y’all know I love me a versatile recipe!

To start, try marinating some chicken breasts in this AIP lemon turmeric marinade overnight and then grilling them up on the barbie. Or roast ’em. Or sauté them.

Even better, marinate some fish or shrimp for up to a half hour (don’t marinate them any longer or they’ll get mushy) and then grill, roast or sauté them!

Alternatively, you can just use this recipe as a dressing to add after you cook your chicken or seafood. Or drizzle it over your simple side salad.

Or (my favorite way to eat it) build yourself a giant salad with your protein of choice, leftover roasted veggies, greens and avocado, and then drizzle this over the top for a super dope, filling salad! It would even be great drizzled over roasted or grilled veggies (especially asparagus!). You pretty much can’t go wrong.

Where else would you use this AIP Lemon Turmeric Marinade & Dressing? Let me know in the comments!

Looking for more ways to kick the flavor up a notch? Check out the Sauces & Dips section of this site for more recipes.

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AIP lemon turmeric dressing in a small bowl

AIP Lemon Turmeric Marinade & Dressing

  • Author: Andrea
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Sauces & Dips
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: Indian-Inspired
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Whip up this quick & easy AIP Lemon Turmeric Marinade & Dressing and use it to spruce up chicken, seafood or your favorite salad. AIP, paleo & W30 friendly!



1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp turmeric


Combine all ingredients in a pint size mason jar or dressing bottle and shake vigorously until well combined.

Use to marinate chicken, fish or shrimp, or drizzle over your favorite salad ingredients for a killer salad dressing.


Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Because of the oil in the recipe, the dressing may solidify in the fridge. Just let it come to room temperature before using or run some warm water over the outside of the bottle to bring it to room temperature fast.

To marinate chicken, pour marinade over chicken and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours. For seafood, 30 minutes is all you need.

Do not re-use marinade once it has touched raw meat or seafood.

All nutrition information is an estimate, only, using an online nutrition calculator.


  • Serving Size: 2 Tbsp
  • Calories: 113
  • Fat: 12.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.5g
  • Fiber: .1g
  • Protein: .1g

Keywords: lemon, turmeric, dressing, marinade, aip, paleo, whole30

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