Turmeric Turkey Ginger Soup

I love this soup! This is the perfect soup to make for a cold day or for when you are feeling under the weather. The turmeric spice and fresh ginger will warm you up from the inside.

This soup has several fantastic ingredients for supporting the immune system. The broth is bone broth, which is so very nourishing for our gut, which is the home of most of our immune system. This recipe also contains ginger, turmeric, and garlic which are anti-inflammatory ingredients that support a healthy immune system.

I used turkey in this recipe because I had roasted one and had leftover turkey breast. Turkey is a great ingredient in a soup because turkey meat contains tryptophan which is like a happy and calm chemical for our brains. This soup is soothing for the mind, body, and soul.

I have also used chicken breast in this recipe before, so if you don’t have turkey then feel free to use chicken instead.

Don’t forget to save your veggie scraps to make your next batch of homemade bone broth!



1 tablespoon of olive oil
4 stalks of celery, chopped (about 1 ½ cups)
2 medium carrots, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 small onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon of minced fresh ginger root
1 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of turmeric powder
¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper
3 cups of cubed cooked turkey breast (from 1 large turkey breast)
6 cups of bone broth

  • In a medium sized pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the celery and carrots. Cook, stirring occasionally for 2 minutes. Add the onion and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the minced garlic and ginger, as well as the salt, turmeric, and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the turkey breast and bone broth and let the soup simmer for 30 minutes. Add more salt if necessary. Amount depends on how salty your bone broth is. Top with fresh chopped parsley if you want for a little freshness.

Contributed by Melanie Maxwell, R.H.N.