Perhaps you鈥檝e had ginger in a nice tall glass of iced tea聽or hot tea (especially that time you were sick). Other than the subtle kick, the root provided a telltale comforting warming sensation. Since聽good ingredients make other foods taste聽even better, we鈥檝e gathered 12 ginger recipes that give a zing and a warmth to your plates and bowls.

1.聽Sesame Ginger Carrot Noodle Stir Fry With Bok Choy and Crispy Tofu:聽Forget your favorite takeout menu and spiralize your way to a slurping-good time. This veggie-packed bowl will give you all the flavors you love with none of the guilt. (via The Endless Meal)

2.聽Asian Quinoa Slaw Salad With Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette: Color, crunch, and crazy flavor is what you鈥檙e going to get out of this super simple salad. With homemade dressing, it all comes together in just 20 minutes. (via The Kitchen Girl)

3.聽One Pot Chickpea Tiki Marsala: Don鈥檛 adjust the heat just yet. Put on a pot of this super comforting meal and you鈥檒l instantly warm up with spiced-kicked taste buds. (via Making Thyme for Health)

4.聽Baked Pineapple Ginger Chicken: Beware: All it takes is just trying this recipe once before you become hooked and want to聽eat it on every. Single. Thing. The chicken chunks are聽made with聽spiced breading that adds a tropical-like explosion in every bite. (via Carlsbad Cravings)

5.聽Slow Cooker Honey Lime Ginger Pork: For lip-smacking goodness, whisk together a simple marinade with ginger, honey, and garlic.聽(via The Recipe Critic)

6.聽Sesame Chicken Pasta Salad With Ginger Dressing: You鈥檝e probably had a similar version of this salad, but trust us: This one pulls all of the punches. It鈥檚 sweet, tangy, crunchy, and super delicious. (via The Little Spice Jar)

7.聽Fresh Spring Rolls With Peanut Ginger Sauce: Don鈥檛 these rainbow rolls just make you happy looking at them? To make this quick dinner, lunch, or snack even better, dunk (not dip) these into the creamy sauce for one flavorful bite after another. (via Jessica in the Kitchen)

8.聽Easy Garlic Ginger Glazed Sticky Pork: If our pork strips aren鈥檛 covered in sticky sauce, we don鈥檛 want any. Especially if it鈥檚 not this insanely garlicky and gingery sauce that makes our tongue super happy with each finger lick. (via Foodie With Family)

9.聽Lemon Ginger Chicken Thighs: Just 35聽measly minutes is all it takes for super moist chicken thighs with crunchy skin. Simmer it with the sauce and serve with your favorite vegetable for an *effortlessly* delish meal. (via Julia鈥檚 Album)

10.聽Ahi Poke Bowls With Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette: Ditch routine and dig into this omega-3 packed bowl. Edamame and ribbons of vegetables are served on the side. (via Cooking and Beer)

11.聽Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps With Ginger Garlic Sauce: It鈥檚 not good to get too wrapped up in anything, but if it鈥檚 this recipe, we鈥檒l happily approve. We love how the crunch of the peanuts play against the tenderness of the chicken. And you won鈥檛 be able to get enough of that sauce! (via Pinch of Yum)

12.聽Carrot Ginger Dressing: Just because it looks like a simple garden salad doesn鈥檛 mean that it鈥檚 not packing flavor for days. Put carrots and ginger to good use for this delectable dressing that also pairs well with Asian-inspired dishes. (via Cookie and Kate)

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