Sweet potato, carrot and turmeric soup recipe

Spice it up with our sweet potato, carrot and turmeric soup: a healthy recipe that also fights cancer.


4 tbsp olive oil

5 carrots, chopped

1 apple, chopped

2 sweet potatoes, chopped

2 turnips, chopped

2 tsp grated ginger

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth

½ tsp turmeric

½ tsp fresh basil



  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add carrots, apple, sweet potatoes, turnips, salt, pepper and ginger. Stir to combine. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add vegetable broth, stir. Add in turmeric and basil, stir. Bring to a full boil and then turn heat down to low. Cover pot and let simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove pot from heat. Use an immersion blender to puree soup. You may also carefully transfer soup into a high-powered blender or food processor to puree.
  4. Spoon into serving bowl. Garnish with fresh basil and serve.

This recipe was adapted from The Rx Cookbook: Cancer-Fighting Recipes, Restaurants & Markets, produced by the Institute for Health Promotion Research.

Learn more about cancer-fighting recipes in Mission magazine.

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One comment

  • Christy Parenica February 16, 2018  

    AWESOME…looks delicious!

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