How to Make Healing Carrot and Turmeric Soup

The healing power of carrot and turmeric soup can be found in the simple, fresh ingredients, the warmth and the deep flavor of the soup.

Slightly sweet, slightly spicy, this soup will make you feel better in a flash. If you’re not feeling sick, you’ll love it just the same. Healing Carrot Turmeric Soup from www.ApronFreeCooking.com

This tasty soup recipe is so simple, it practically makes itself. Which is a really good thing if you’re feeling poorly and want to rest.

When I’m not feeling well, there’s nothing that tastes better than a warm bowl or cup of soup. Soup is easy to eat, it warms you from the inside and reminds me of sick days when I was a girl. Soup just makes me feel better.

When that soup is made from healthy ingredients and contains powerful spices, that’s going to make me feel even better! The healing in carrot and turmeric soup comes from the vitamin packed carrots and the power of turmeric.

Turmeric’s healing properties include:

  • Anticoagulants
  • Anti-depressants
  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Antiseptic
  • Arthritis management
  • Cancer prevention
  • Diabetes management
  • Gastrointestinal treatments
  • Cholesterol regulation
  • Pain killing effects
  • Liver detox activities

Turmeric is credited with a host of other health inducing / improving qualities. Go do a search if you’re interested in reading more about this super spice.

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The apple juice blends nicely with the natural sweetness of the carrots and onions. A cup of carrot and turmeric soup has a pleasing light sweet flavor that doesn’t overwhelm. If you want to add a bit more spiciness, sprinkle some extra pepper on top or add some red pepper flakes while the carrots and onions are cooking.

Of course, if you really like it hot, you can add a dash of sriracha or other hot sauce. That’d be a sure way to clear your sinuses, if congestion is a symptom you’re fighting.

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Make It a Meal:

For an upset tummy, a bit of soup with crackers is all you need. If you’re feeling up for a little bit more, add a grilled cheese sandwich on the side. There’s healing power in the tradition of soup and sandwich!

Looking to have this soup as a first course to a heavier meal, that’s a great idea. Add this soup alongside a small salad for the hot and cold first courses. Follow it up with roast beef or pork chops.

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If you like chilled soups, this recipe works as well chilled as warmed. Prepare according to the recipe directions, then allow to cool to room temperature before placing in the refrigerator. Serve cold with a dab of sour cream to garnish.

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The recipe directions call for the carrots and onions to “sweat”. The definition of sweating in cooking is the gentle heating of vegetables in a little oil or butter, with frequent stirring and turning to ensure that any emitted liquid will evaporate. Sweating vegetables usually results in tender, sometimes translucent, pieces.

Carrot and Turmeric Soup Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 c Carrots
  • 1 lg Onion
  • 1 TB Butter
  • 1 c Apple Juice
  • 2 c Coconut Milk
  • 2 tsp Turmeric
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

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Recipe Directions:

  1. Chop the carrots and dice the onions.
  2. Melt the butter in a large pan then cook the carrots and onions until they sweat.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  4. When carrots are cooked through, transfer in small batches to blender and process until smooth.

Approximate Nutritional Information:

Servings Per Recipe: 4, Amount Per Serving: Calories: 335, Fat: 27g, Cholesterol: 3g, Sodium: 88mg, Carbs: 23g, Protein: 4g

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Because this recipe calls for coconut milk, it is nearly dairy free. Use olive oil instead of butter to make this completely dairy free.

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How to Make Healing Carrot and Turmeric Soup — 38 Comments

  1. Noel, this is a fabulous recipe. I fell in love with turmeric, when I first started cooking Indian curries, but it wasn’t until a few years later that I discovered the healing properties of turmeric. Where we live, there is no issue getting fresh turmeric and I often use it in teas. So I will be trying out this recipe. Nice job. (I also love that it is a natural way to achieve the yellow color in whatever you are cooking).

    • Thanks Mark! I love the recipes you do, too. I’ve been drinking turmeric tea for awhile now, also. This soup was one way to get a bit more goodness into our diet.

  2. this delicious and healing carrot and tumeric soup couldn’t be easier to prepare and the color is stunning! Cant wait to make this so it’ll warm me to my core during this long winter we’re having!

    • Hasn’t this felt like an especially long winter? Our temperatures here have bounced from 0 – 55 (warmish for us) but we’ve had our share of rain and damp … which just chills to the bone. I’m eating a lot of soup as a result! Let me know how you like this soup.

  3. Love reading how turmeric seem to be adapted globally, its so healthy and making use of it in a soup along with carrot makes this one healthy soup. Will be making this soon. thanks for the idea..

    • Veena,
      Indian cuisine is very unusual for me. I’m so intrigued by the use of spices and the depth of flavors and colors… I really need to try more Indian recipes.

    • You’re welcome, Kathy.
      I know that when delicious meets healthy, its so much easier to eat. My mom is an artist at heart and she always insists that food be pretty. I know I eat more when my plate is pretty. LOL

    • Julie,
      I understand your hesitation to jump on board the popular belief in magic herbs. I’m right there with you. However, I believe that there is goodness in small doses and every little bit helps. The flavor is fabulous, isn’t it?!

  4. My mom used to always say that nothing cured a common cold like a shot of turmeric to the belly. When we were kids, she would always whip up a simple broth soup with turmeric and make us kids drink it. And, we always felt better almost immediately.

    • Byron, your mom sounds comforting. My mom put us to bed on the sofa with a cup of tea and that was that. LOL My mom is artistic and fun and wonderful, just not really good with sick people.

      I like the sound of a chicken broth / turmeric broth when I’m feeling poorly. I’ll bet it would work wonders.

    • I agree, I’ve seen so much about turmeric lately, I had to give it a try. I was surprised at the depth of flavor in this spice. It certainly isn’t one to dive into without sampling first. The sweetness of the carrots in this recipe are a nice blend with the spiciness of the turmeric.

    • Oh, have we had our share of the flu in my neighborhood, too. I think I’ve made a pot of homemade soup every weekend for months. If nothing else, I’m healing the spirit and soul with that soup!

    • My pleasure to remind you of carrot soup. Funny how we have old favorites that fall to the wayside for no reason and become forgotten, isn’t it? I’ve had that happen with a couple recipes and can’t figure out why they disappeared from the rotation.

    • Amy, Pull that jar out and put it to good use! Spices don’t last forever, you know. I admire the fact that you run. I’m past the point in my life for running. LOL

  5. I use turmeric in everything especially in curries. your carrot and turmeric soup not only delicious it is rich in anti inflammatory turmeric and vitamin A rich carrot.

    • Swathi,
      Thanks for stopping by…I’ll have to go look at some of your curry recipes. Curry is one thing that I’m timid about trying. Love the idea, intimidated by the recipes.

    • I love the way the carrot and turmeric flavors blend. You know a food item has become a global food when I can find it in my Central Ohio town of 12,000.

  6. I’ve heard turmeric thrown around as the latest food trend, but I had no idea it had so many health benefits. I really like that you listed it all, and I think I’m going to have to keep this recipe on hand for times my family is feeling under the weather. I bet it tastes great too!

  7. How great is this? I have made a few bowls of carrot ginger soup but haven’t had the chance to try it with turmeric. I recently bought some and try to incorporate it into my diet for the all those wonderful properties that you describe above. I have noticed a difference in my gut and think I need to start adding it more!

    • OH! Ginger! I need to try that! I’ve not added enough spices yet to see a difference in my health / well being. Good to know that you’ve seen a change. I’ll keep sprinkling more into my meals.

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