Nourishing Turmeric Vegetable Soup (aka Sick Sad Soup)

Nourishing Turmeric Vegetable Soup (aka Sick Sad Soup)

This anti-inflammatory soup has been a major part of my healing arsenal. When I was going through some of the most challenging times in my health journey, I ate this vegetable-packed soup every day for over a year, adding or subtracting ingredients depending on what foods I could tolerate at the time. It is such a flexible recipe, accommodating many types of vegetables, depending on your preference.

I still turn to this recipe when I am in the middle of a flare-up or just want something comforting. My husband and I jokingly refer to this as my “Sick Sad Soup” — any fellow Daria fans out there?


  • I typically use white potatoes but I have also swapped with white sweet potatoes to make it Paleo and AIP compliant.

Nourishing Turmeric Vegetable Soup

: 4-5
: 15 min
: 35 min
: 50 min
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This turmeric vegetable-packed soup is anti-inflammatory, comforting, and filling. This recipe is flexible, accommodating many types of vegetables, depending on your preference. Diet Type: SFED, AIP, Paleo, W30, Vegan


  • 1-2 tbsp coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 medium white potatoes (or white sweet potato), peeled and cubed
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 medium yellow squash, quartered and sliced
  • 2 medium zucchini, quartered and sliced
  • 4 cups chicken broth or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • Cilantro or parsley for garnish (optional)
  • Step 1 Heat the oil in a large stock pot on medium heat. Once hot, add the celery and carrots. Saute for about 5 minutes.
  • Step 2 Add the potatoes, turmeric powder, and salt. Mix well and saute for another 5-7 minutes.
  • Step 3 Next, add the squash, zucchini, broth, and water. Stir ingredients together.
  • Step 4 Cover and bring to a low boil over low-medium heat, cooking the soup for another 20-25 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  • Step 5 Turn off heat and salt to taste.
  • Step 6 Serve warm and garnish with cilantro or parsley (optional).



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