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AIP Turkey Brine

Turkey Brine Recipe: Citrus Herb (AIP, Paleo)

  • Author: Cristina Curp, FNTP
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Category: Thanksgiving
  • Method: Brine
  • Cuisine: AIP
  • Diet: Gluten Free


An aromatic citrus turkey brine with garlic, ginger, and coconut sugar.



  • 1 cup Kosher Salt or Celtic Sea Salt
  • 1 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 cup dried orange peel
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon shards or sticks
  • 1/3 cup dried garlic slivers
  • 1/3 cup dried ginger flakes
  • 1/3 cup dried tarragon leaves
  • 1/3 cup dried rosemary
  • 56 bay leaves


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine.
  2. Transfer to an airtight jar and store in a cool dry place until ready to use.

Recipe Notes:

How to Brine a Turkey

  • When you’re ready to brine your turkey bring 2 gallons of water and 3 cups of apple cider vinegar to a simmer in a stock pot.
  • Mix in the brine, this recipe makes enough for one turkey. Mix and heat until the salt and sugar are totally dissolved. Your house will smell AMAZING.
  • Let the brine cool in the fridge. Then submerge your turkey in it. Let it sit in the fridge overnight or for 24 hours.
  • When you’re ready to cook your turkey, remove it from the brine, rinse it and cook as desired.


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoon
  • Calories: 99
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Sodium: 2179g
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0g

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