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Turmeric Tomato Detox Soup

Turmeric Tomato Detox Soup- I love this cleansing soup! It makes you feel energized and helps boost your metabolism.

I am a big fan of the Mediterranean ingredients (olive oil, tomatoes, chickpeas), but I love to combine healthy ingredients from different gastronomies to obtain new ways of nourishing my body and help it with its natural detox function. This time I played with Indian and Mediterranean flavors and I obtained a comforting soup, loaded with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients.

Tomatoes are among my favorite vegetables – I use them in salads or sandwiches, I roast them but very often I add them in soups. They flavor always reminds me of my beautiful Italian holidays, and when you eat something with pleasure, your body will feel energized. I usually combine them with aromatic herbs like oregano or basil, but this time I decided to go a little bit further and pair them with a powerful oriental superfood – turmeric. Turmeric is the root of the plant called Curcuma, and has an warm, peppery flavor, with mild fragrances of orange and ginger, and an intense yellow-orange color. You can use the whole root or the powder obtained from grinding it – either way, you will benefit from amazing its anti-inflammatory action, which made it the favorite ingredient in Indian and Chinese traditional medicine.

detox soup ingredients

Cucurmin, the yellow-orange pigment, is also the compound of turmeric which has the anti-inflammatory action. The action of cucurmin on body health is vast, mostly related to stimulating the liver detox function, and these are only some of the benefits of this miraculous ingredient:

– It has anti-inflammatory effects comparable to drugs like hydrocortizone, but without its negative side effects.

– Contributes to the digestive system health and acts like a treatment for Chron disease, ulcerative colitis and other IBD diseases (inflammatory bowel disease).

– Is a good ally during the fight against cystic fibrosis.

– Its antioxidant action makes it an alternative medicine for curing and preventing cancer, inhibiting the growth of cancer cells by stimulating the detox function of the liver. Curcumin effects are especially applied for preventing and curing colon cancer (especially when paired with onions) and prostate cancer (paired with cauliflower).

cleansing soup

Tomatoes are an exceptional source of a powerful antioxidant called lycopene, another ally in the fight against chronic diseases including cancer. Chronic diseases are mainly caused by oxidative stress and inflammation, so pairing the antioxidants in tomatoes with the magical anti-inflammatory action of turmeric has fantastic benefits for your body health. Cucurmin is better absorbed by our bodies when paired with black pepper, so make sure you use this abundantly in your soup.

Turmeric Tomato Detox Soup- I love this cleansing soup! It makes you feel energized and helps boost your metabolism.

Turmeric Tomato Detox Soup

  • Author: Ana-Maria
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Vegan


  • 5 oz cherry tomatoes, rinsed and cut in halves
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with their sauce
  • ½ cup low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Mixed seeds and nuts, to garnish


  1. Heat the coconut oil in a sauce pan and fry the onion and garlic for one minute.
  2. Add turmeric and cherry tomatoes, and cook until the tomatoes softens and leave their juices.
  3. Add the tomato can, vegetable stock, apple cider vinegar and basil, bring to boil, cover with a lid and let simmer for five minutes.
  4. Transfer into the blender and pulse to obtain a creamy liquid.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and serve garnished with mixed seeds and nuts.

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  1. Love your website. I’m always looking for good recipes to share with my clients. Yours are so delicious. More important they are super easy to make.

  2. what type of seeds and nuts did you talk that with it it looks like maybe some kind of herb on top probably basil?

    • I like to use roasted pumpkin seeds and chia seeds. And you are correct! That is the dried basil on top.

  3. This is fantastic! I am super sick today with nasal congestion & a sore throat. I put this recipe on steroids because I was craving nutrients. First, I tripled it. I added tons of fresh basil (chiffonade), fresh microplaned turmeric, Bragg apple cider vinegar, tons more fresh garlic and then i grated fresh lemon peel on top of each serving. I never did blend it because I wanted it rustic and chunky.
    Made me feel so wonderfully comforted. I honestly think I will make a big pot of this each week this winter.
    Thank you so much for such a fabulous recipe!

  4. This soup is DELICIOUS. I’m trying to eat healthier and do better for myself in general, so on a hungry, rainy, cold, raw afternoon in January, I pulled out some of the tomatoes I canned from my garden this past summer and proceeded to make this soup. It was super simple and quick to make. My husband loved it, too. DELICIOUS. (And if you’re doing Weight Watchers, it’s 1 point for the entire batch). Did I mention it tastes DELICIOUS?? Will be a staple in my house.

  5. This soup was fantastic! I made it for dinner tonight and ate both helpings, it was THAT good! The only downside is that now, my (very expensive) Blendtec blender jar is stained yellow, and nothing I have tried gets it out! Did this happen to anyone else? If so, how did you clean it? I know it’s harmless, but I’d prefer it clear instead of yellow!

    • i blend lemon or orange rind with lots of water… works great on my vitamix to clean the container… let it blend for a minute to get the tuff stuff out…

      I am thinking this would be a great way to implement turmeric into my diet… as i hear it’s so good for you. thanks for the recipe :)

  6. I absolutely love this soup!! I find myself making it about once a week when I want something healthy and flavorful! It’s easy, comforting, and delicious! Thank you so much for sharing it!!

  7. Lol, just saw the answer! Will rate again later, but I cannot imagine anything less than 5 stars based on simple, yummy, healthy ingredients!

  8. Love your tomato turmeric soup…but, having never cooked with turmeric before it would’ve been good to know that blending it in my brand new Shred Emulsifier Blender with a plastic blender container that it would stain it yellow. I have an older Oster blender with a glass top container that I could have easily used had I known. Just sayin’.

  9. Made this soup. It was AMAZING! One additional and unexpected benefit, I seem to have a sore neck frequently. I’ve eaten it for dinner three nights…. Mainly because it was delicious, but neck and shoulders haven’t hurt at all.

  10. I just made this. It is delicious! The flavor is rich and deep. I garnished with toasted pumpkin seeds. This will be something I make often.

  11. Mia, thank you so much for sharing this delicious recipe! I had a whole bunch of garden tomatoes that I wanted to put to good use so I quadrupled your recipe and didn’t regret it :) I froze a couple containers of it for later and it thawed well too! I love how you can almost taste the nourishment as you eat it.

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