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25 Ginger Recipes That are Delicious and Nutritious

These ginger recipes highlight the root in so many delicious ways! Complete from warming drinks to spiced desserts, this roundup has your entire menu covered.

Looking for ginger recipes to aid in digestion and fight sickness? Or do you want to add spice and flavor to your food?

25 Ginger Recipes That Are Delicious and Nutritious. Shown in picture: Stir-Fried Chicken with Garlic, Peppers and Broccoli
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Either way, these recipes can help. 

Ginger is a fantastic spice with so many health benefits. It curbs cancer growth, keeps your mouth healthy, and lowers blood sugar. 

It can also help ease muscle cramps, PMS-related cramps, and arthritis-related pain. 

I’m not sure there’s such a thing as a ‘miracle spice.’ However, ginger would definitely be a contender for the title if there is.

So give these ginger recipes a try; you won’t regret it!

1. Fresh Ginger Tea

Would you like a non-alcoholic alternative to a nightcap?

How about a warm, spiced drink to settle an upset stomach? Or maybe you just love the taste of ginger.

Regardless, ginger tea is the ideal solution for all those things. You can make it with two ingredients: fresh ginger and water. 

However, you can also add lemon, honey, cinnamon, or anything else. It’s a soothing, relaxing, and delightfully spiced option for warming up on a cool night.

2. Spicy Curry Ginger Dip

This smooth, creamy dip features ginger, cayenne, and curry in the ingredients. So yes, it is definitely spicy and not for the faint of heart. 

If you don’t like heat, this one isn’t for you. However, if you don’t mind dips that’ll make you sweat, you’ll love it

It has such an enormous depth of flavor and really ups your raw veggie game.

3. Candied Ginger

This simple, three-ingredient recipe is easy enough for even novice chefs to follow. 

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You’ll need water, sugar, ginger, and about 10 minutes of prep. (It takes another 2 hours to cook, though. Be prepared!)

It’s warm, sweet, and spicy and contains practically no fat. However, it’s a bit high in calories and carbs, so don’t go overboard.

4. Ginger, Garlic, and Chili Shrimp

Want to know how to make succulent shrimp even more appetizing? Cover them in garlic, ginger, and chili powder. 

Those three ingredients are the perfect combo for making flavor-packed shrimp. Each piece is slightly firm, juicy, and unbelievably tasty. 

You’ll go crazy for it, and your kids will enjoy it, too. 

5. Carrot Soup with Ginger

You’ll love this thick, creamy soup’s brilliant yellow-orange hue. Fortunately, you’ll appreciate its comforting, lightly spiced taste even more.

It requires only seven ingredients and is entirely vegan-friendly. It’s earthy and luscious, with just a hint of underlying sweetness.

Serve it with some thick, crusty bread for dipping if you like.

Either way, everyone will want a second bowl.

6. Lemon Ginger Muffins

These fluffy, crumbly muffins are spiced, sweet, and tangy. They feature an interesting, hard-to-describe taste. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever had.

Still, give them a try if you’re a fan of lemon desserts. I’m almost positive that you’ll love them.

7. Ginger Beef

This sweet and spicy ginger beef recipe has it all. There’s crisp batter on the outside and tender, juicy chicken inside.

The sauce is spicy, herby, and richly sweet. Top it with onions and sesame seeds for crunch and additional flavor, and you’re all set.

It’s a 30-minute dish that no one will be able to resist. 

8. 30-Minute Chicken Ginger Stir-Fry

If you prefer chicken to beef, this may be the best stir-fry option. It, too, is sweet and spicy but with tender chicken instead of beef. 

This one also includes several more veggies. You can add whatever you like, of course. However, the recipe calls for snow peas, onions, peppers, broccoli, and more. 

It’s another 30-minute recipe that’ll satisfy the whole family. 

9. Carrot Ginger Dressing

Looking for a new dressing for your favorite salad?

Check out this recipe for carrot ginger dressing. It’s thick and mostly creamy. (There are some lumps in it, but they aren’t off-putting.)

It’s the perfect mixture of sweet and zesty. Plus, it has plenty of ginger for a warm, spicy kick. 

You’ll need fewer than ten ingredients, and you can use it on any salad. Its distinct flavor means it pairs best with Asian-inspired dishes, though.

10. Ginger Soy Fish

This perfectly pan-seared halibut is wonderfully crisp on the outside. However, the inside is soft, flaky, and melt-in-your-mouth terrific. 

Top it with the flavorful sauce and scallions. Then, serve it over a bed of fluffy rice. It doesn’t get much yummier than that. 

11. Ginger Sauce

Do you love the thick, sweet-n-savory sauce at Japanese steakhouses? This recipe is that sauce, and it’s incredible

You’ll need six ingredients and a blender to make it. Toss everything in the blender and pulse until it’s smooth. After that, you can refrigerate it for up to 5 days.

Slather it on your steak, chicken, or other protein. You won’t be disappointed. 

12. Ginger Chicken

This recipe yields tender, saucy chicken and crunchy, flavorful broccoli. The dish is spicy, garlicky, and delicious. 

You can have it ready in half an hour. It’s the perfect dinner option for busy nights. Plus, it’s as healthy as it is hearty, and the whole family will love it. 

13. Soy Ginger Salmon

Soy ginger salmon is a fish dish for people who don’t like fish. Don’t get me wrong; if you already enjoy salmon, you’ll adore it. 

However, it tastes so good that you don’t have to enjoy fish to appreciate it. It’s a nutritious, delicious meal with a ton of flavor. 

The outside of the salmon is flawlessly seared. The inside is light, flaky, and ridiculously moist.

Additionally, the combination of ginger, chili, garlic, and honey is unbeatable.

You’ll probably want to lick your plate clean once you’re done. Hey, I wouldn’t judge you, but whoever you’re dining with might. (Probably not, though. They’ll want to lick theirs clean, too.)

14. Ginger Martini

Do you need a relaxing drink to soothe your stomach and send you to sleep? The ginger martini is just the thing.

All you’ll need to make it is vodka, lemon juice, and ginger simple syrup. It’s smooth and totally soothing.

And the best part?

It takes just 5 minutes to pull together if the simple syrup is already prepared.

15. Burmese Ginger Salad

This dense, chunky salad is incredibly filling and full of things that are good for you.

You’ll combine fried lentils, chickpeas, cabbage, peanuts, green onions, and more.

It’s a spicy, salty, umami-packed dish that’s quick and easy to make. (There’s an overnight step, though.)

If you want a salad unlike any other, give this recipe a try. It’s a brand new salad experience. 

16. Ginger and Turmeric Hummus

Turmeric is another one of those spices that might be miraculous. It has just as many health benefits as ginger and garlic. 

This velvety hummus includes plenty of all three, so you know it’s nutritious. It’s a vegan-friendly, gluten-free appetizer option with plenty of flavors. 

It’s herby, earthy, and perfectly spiced. It also features a lovely golden color and takes 5 minutes to make.

Whip it up the next time you need something scrumptious in a hurry. 

17. Garlic-Ginger Summer Veggie Stir-Fry

In the mood for stir-fry but need a vegetarian option? No problem! This summer veggie stir-fry is phenomenal. 

You’ll add all your favorite summer veggies. (Bell peppers, onions, zucchini, and green beans are just a few options.)

Then, you’ll top it in the sweet, spicy ginger sauce and serve it with rice. It’s gingery, garlicky, and entirely yummy.

Plus, you can always add meat to the recipe if you want.

18. Anti-Inflammatory Chicken Ginger Soup

This homemade chicken soup is comforting, spicy, and so good. It’s also chock full of vitamins and minerals and perfect when you’re sick or nauseous.

There aren’t any noodles in it. However, you’ll love it just as much as any chicken noodle soup you’ve ever had.

It just might become your new go-to when you’re under the weather.

19. Coconut Ginger Vegetable Curry

This recipe is where Chinese and Indian food overlap. It’s similar to a veggie-packed stir-fry. However, it also features the bold flavor of curry. 

It’s hot, hearty, and healthy. It’s also impossibly easy to make. You’ll use several ingredients in the recipe, but you can have it ready in 35 minutes. Enjoy! 

20. Ginger Rice

Rice is a simple, universally appreciated side dish. Unfortunately, sometimes it can feel a little plain. Jazz up your fluffy rice with ginger, garlic, and scallions. 

It gives it a more robust, flavorful taste. It’s also an excellent complement to any Asian- or Indian-inspired dish.

21. Fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes

Are you crazy about gingerbread? Do you look forward to making houses and cookies every winter?

If so, these fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth pancakes are a new way to enjoy an old favorite. 

They’re dairy-free and sweetened with molasses. They also feature a wealth of robust spices – ginger, cinnamon, and allspice.

They’re the perfect breakfast option for Christmas morning. Fortunately, you can whip them up and enjoy them any time of year.

22. Soy Ginger Noodles

This dish is one of my favorite Asian-inspired meals. It features tender, chewy noodles and tons of crisp veggies.

The sesame seeds add crunch, and the veggies supply the color. 

However, it’s the sauce that makes it so unforgettable.

It’s an intricate, multi-layer sauce that combines all kinds of things. There are hoisin and soy sauces, rice vinegar, and minced ginger. 

You’ll also add mirin, sesame oil, Sriracha, and garlic – a cornucopia of flavors. 

You can eat an entire plate and experience something new in every bite. Plus, it takes just 20 minutes to make and is entirely vegetarian-friendly. 

23. Spicy Garlic and Ginger Pasta

This strange dish is one I’d never tried before discovering this recipe. Spicy garlic and ginger pasta – sounds like an odd combination, right? 

Luckily, it tastes much better than it sounds. It’s spicy and earthy, but there’s also a remarkable freshness to it. (That comes from the cilantro.)

It’s somewhere between Asian and Italian fare and showcases the best flavors of both. Check it out the next time you’re in the mood for something new.

24. Scallion-Ginger Relish

Take your next hotdog to an entirely new level with this scallion-ginger relish. It’s hot, zingy, and just a tiny bit sweet. 

It has that bright, slightly acidic taste that relish always has. Add it to hot dogs or other simple dishes. It’s sure to jazz them right up!  

25. Mary Berry’s Ginger Cake

Move over, gingersnaps! This gingerbread cake is the new star of the ginger desserts show! It’s sweetly spiced, marvelously moist, and downright decadent.

Don’t let that description fool you, though. It’s not nearly as rich as many other desserts. Part of the reason I like it so much is that it’s relatively light. 

Of course, that’ll make you want to eat a second (or third) piece. Hey, go right ahead! No judgment here! 

25 Healthy and Delicious Ways to Cook with Ginger

These ginger recipes will show you just how versatile this root is! From appetizers and mains to drinks and desserts, this roundup has your whole menu taken care of.

Ingredients

  • Fresh Ginger Tea

  • Spicy Curry Ginger Dip

  • Candied Ginger

  • Ginger, Garlic, and Chili Shrimp

  • Carrot Soup with Ginger

  • Lemon Ginger Muffins

  • Ginger Beef

  • 30-Minute Chicken Ginger Stir-Fry

  • Carrot Ginger Dressing

  • Ginger Soy Fish

  • Ginger Sauce

  • Ginger Chicken

  • Soy Ginger Salmon

  • Ginger Martini

  • Burmese Ginger Salad

  • Ginger and Turmeric Hummus

  • Garlic-Ginger Summer Veggie Stir-Fry

  • Anti-Inflammatory Chicken Ginger Soup

  • Coconut Ginger Vegetable Curry

  • Ginger Rice

  • Fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes

  • Soy Ginger Noodles

  • Spicy Garlic and Ginger Pasta

  • Scallion-Ginger Relish

  • Mary Berry’s Ginger Cake

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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