13 Recipes That Will Motivate You to Cook with Saffron This Fall

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With fall upon us, spice-laden recipes are on the docket, and if you’re smart, saffron will be chief among them. Not only is saffron trending—my friends at Pinterest told me searches and pins for saffron are up 20 percent—but it’s also healthy AF. It contains disease and wrinkle-fighting antioxidants, carotenoids that boost your immune system (and make it bright yellow), and full of vitamins like A, C, folic acid, copper, potassium, calcium… and more.

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If you need any more motivation to cook with saffron, know that’s also ultra-flavorful and delicious. Ahead, we picked 13 recipes that are at the top of our to-try list this fall.

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Purple Cauliflower with Garlic Saffron
Purple Cauliflower with Garlic Saffron
Grilled Flank Steak with Fresh Chimichurri, Saffron, and Cauliflower Rice
Grilled Flank Steak with Fresh Chimichurri, Saffron, and Cauliflower Rice
Saison Beer Steamed Mussels with Fennel, Saffron, and Preserved Lemon
Saison Beer Steamed Mussels with Fennel, Saffron, and Preserved Lemon
Saffron Risotto Milanese with Peas and Goat Cheese
Saffron Risotto Milanese with Peas and Goat Cheese
Quick Crispy Saffron Potatoes
Quick Crispy Saffron Potatoes
Quick and Easy Saffron Pasta
Quick and Easy Saffron Pasta
Clean Eating Lentil and Roasted Tomato Soup with Saffron
Clean Eating Lentil and Roasted Tomato Soup with Saffron
Saffron, Ricotta, and Pea Pancakes
Saffron, Ricotta, and Pea Pancakes
Scallops in Saffron Sauce
Scallops in Saffron Sauce
Low Fat Creamy Cauliflower Saffron Soup
Low Fat Creamy Cauliflower Saffron Soup
Chicken in Creamy Saffron Sauce
Chicken in Creamy Saffron Sauce
Saffron and Coriander Chicken Fricassee
Saffron and Coriander Chicken Fricassee
Saffron Shrimp Risotto
Saffron Shrimp Risotto

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  • Purple Cauliflower with Garlic Saffron
  • Grilled Flank Steak with Fresh Chimichurri, Saffron, and Cauliflower Rice
  • Saison Beer Steamed Mussels with Fennel, Saffron, and Preserved Lemon
  • Saffron Risotto Milanese with Peas and Goat Cheese
  • Quick Crispy Saffron Potatoes
  • Quick and Easy Saffron Pasta
  • Clean Eating Lentil and Roasted Tomato Soup with Saffron
  • Saffron, Ricotta, and Pea Pancakes
  • Scallops in Saffron Sauce
  • Low Fat Creamy Cauliflower Saffron Soup
  • Chicken in Creamy Saffron Sauce
  • Saffron and Coriander Chicken Fricassee
  • Saffron Shrimp Risotto

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