Detox Soup

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Give your body a reset with this veggie filled detox soup. It’s healthy, filling and packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients like turmeric, ginger, lemon and cayenne pepper. It comes together quickly in just one pot and is perfect for meal prep!

You are in for a treat with this detox soup recipe! It’s not just any ol’ detox soup with a broth base that’s loaded with veggies… no, it’s packed with flavor and is bound to be a family favorite! I love making a batch of this soup on the weekend and eating healthy all week long.

A bowl of detox soup topped with fresh cilantro. A spoon rests in the bowl.

Why You’ll Love This Soup

  • It’s made in just one pot! Yay for minimal dirty dishes.
  • It’s loaded with vegetables and flavor… this is not a boring detox soup. Promise!
  • Whether you’re sticking to your New Year’s resolutions or just want a delicious dinner, you have to make this recipe!
  • It’s completely customizable based on your flavor preference or what you have in your kitchen.
Ingredients measured out to make detox soup: veggie broth, chicken, onion, kale, ginger, turmeric, carrots, celery, cayenne, bell pepper, lemon, salt, pepper, olive oil, tamari, garlic, coconut milk, cilantro.

Ingredients Needed

  • oil – olive oil or avocado oil will work great.
  • vegetables – yellow onion, carrots, celery, garlic cloves, red pepper, and curly kale.
  • freshly grated ginger – ginger is anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant. It adds a delicious flavor and hint of spice to this soup!
  • freshly grated turmeric – turmeric is also anti-inflammatory and adds flavor depth and color to this soup.
  • cayenne pepper – an anti-inflammatory spice that can help with digestion. We’re just using a touch in this soup, but you you can add more or less to your liking.
  • sea salt and black pepper – to taste, brings out all of the flavors in the soup.
  • chicken breasts – you’ll cook the chicken right in the soup for added protein and flavor. Feel free to swap for turkey breasts, white beans or tofu/tempeh for a vegan version.
  • vegetable broth – the main source of liquid in this soup. You can also use chicken broth or bone broth if you’d like! I just recommend using low-sodium broth so you can control how salty the end result is.
  • coconut milk – adds a delicious flavor and creaminess to the soup! I like using full fat coconut milk for extra healthy fats and creaminess but you can use any type of coconut milk.
  • fresh lemon juice – just a splash of freshly squeezed lemon juice at the end of cooking brightens the soup and brings out the flavors! Plus, lemon juice is packed with antioxidants and can help aid with digestion, among many other health benefits.
  • tamari, coconut aminos or soy sauce – any of these work! You can skip this, but it does add a delicious umami flavor to this soup.
  • fresh cilantro – add in fresh cilantro at the end of cooking and add more for serving. I love adding fresh herbs to soup for a flavor bonus.
Collage of 6 photos showing how to make detox soup: sautéing veggies and spices, adding chicken and broth, adding coconut milk, shredding the chicken, then adding the kale.

How to Make Detox Vegetable Soup

We’ll be cooking this entire soup in one pot! In a Dutch oven or large pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrots and celery and sauté for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. When the vegetables have softened a bit and are fragrant, add in the garlic, ginger, turmeric, cayenne, salt and pepper. Sauté for 1 additional minute.

Add the bell pepper, vegetable broth, coconut milk and chicken to the pot. Stir to combine and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover. Simmer for about 20 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked. Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pot and shred using two forks.

Add the kale to the soup and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until the greens have wilted. Place the shredded chicken back into the soup and add fresh cilantro, tamari and lemon juice. Stir one more time and enjoy!

An overhead photo of a bowl of detox soup topped with fresh cilantro and lemon wedges. A spoon rests in the bowl.

FAQs

Can I make this soup in the Instant Pot or slow cooker?

Yes!! I’ve tested both version and both turned out delicious. See the recipe card for the instructions on how to make this in both the Instant Pot and slow cooker.

Can I swap out the veggies?

The best thing about this soup is that you can customize it based on what you have in your kitchen or what you’re craving! Feel free to swap or add in vegetables to this soup. You really can’t go wrong! Cabbage or broccoli would be delicious additions. You can also swap out the curly kale with a different green. I recommend using a sturdier green like swiss chard or lacinato kale so it doesn’t get too wilted.

Can I make this soup vegan?

Yes! To make this soup vegan, swap the chicken with 1-2 cans of chickpeas or white beans. Just add the beans in when you would add the chicken. Tofu or tempeh would also be a good plant-based substitute, I just recommend cooking it separately and adding it in at the end instead of earlier on during cooking.

Can I skip the cilantro?

Totally! I love cilantro but if you’re not a cilantro fan, parsley would be delicious as well!

What if I don’t have fresh ginger or turmeric?

If you can’t find fresh turmeric or ginger, use 2 teaspoons dried turmeric powder and 1 teaspoon dried ginger powder.

Can I skip the tamari?

Yes, if you don’t have tamari, soy sauce or coconut aminos on hand feel free to skip it. I love the umami flavor it adds to this soup, but it’s still delicious without. 

Can I skip the coconut milk?

The coconut milk adds a nice creaminess and delicious flavor, but if you don’t have it on hand you can skip this or use unsweetened almond milk or cashew milk instead. It might change the flavor a bit, but it should still add some creaminess. If you skip the milk all together, make sure to add more broth in its place!

Two bowls of detox soup. There are two spoons nearby and a small dish of fresh cilantro.

How to Serve Detox Soup

What I love about soup is that it can be a meal in one! If you are a volume eater or want to pair this soup side dishes, here’s what I recommend serving a bowl of soup with:

  • Almond flour crackers – if you’re a fan of having crackers with your soup, you need to try making my homemade crackers. They’re easier than you might think.
  • Sourdough bread – a slice of fresh warm or toasted bread would pair perfectly with this soup.
  • Strawberry salad or spinach salad – if you love having hot and cool ingredients together, you might want to add a simple side salad to your meal!

How to Store Detox Soup

Allow the soup to cool slightly and then carefully transfer to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You could also try freezing for longer storage but the texture of the vegetables may change a bit.

Detox soup in a large pot.

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Detox Soup

Give your body a reset with this veggie filled detox soup. It’s healthy, filling and packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients like turmeric, ginger, lemon and cayenne pepper. It comes together quickly in just one pot and is perfect for meal prep!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients  

  • 2 Tablespoons olive or avocado oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped into ½-inch rounds
  • 2 ribs celery, thinly sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly grated turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 13.5 oz can coconut milk
  • 1 bunch curly kale, roughly chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice, juice from half of a lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon tamari, coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, plus more for topping

Instructions 

  • In a Dutch oven or large pot, add oil. Once hot add onion, carrots, celery and saute for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic, ginger, turmeric, cayenne, salt and pepper. Saute for 1 minute longer.
    Garlic, ginger, turmeric, cayenne, salt and pepper added to the onions, carrots and celery in a large pot.
  • Add bell pepper, vegetable broth, coconut milk and chicken to the pot.
    Coconut milk being added to the pot of ingredients.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Simmer for about 20 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked. When chicken is fully cooked, remove from pot and shred using two forks.
    Chicken breasts on a plate being shredded with two forks.
  • Meanwhile, add kale and simmer for 3-4 minutes, or until kale starts to wilt.
    Fresh kale added to the detox soup.
  • Carefully place shredded chicken back into the soup and stir in fresh cilantro, tamari and lemon juice. Serve with extra chopped cilantro on top and side of choice. We like toasted sourdough or crackers.
    Shredded chicken added to the detox soup.

Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker

  • Add oil to Instant Pot and put on sauté setting. Add onion, carrots, celery and sauté for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic, ginger, turmeric, cayenne, salt and pepper. Sauté for 1 minute longer.
  • Add bell pepper, vegetable broth, coconut milk and chicken into the Instant Pot. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, lock lid and make sure the pressure release valve is closed. Press cancel on the pressure cooker and set the Instant Pot on high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • Once the timer reaches 0, the cooker will switch to keep warm. Carefully switch the pressure release valve to open to manually release the pressure. (I use tongs for this). Once the steam is released, remove the lid and use a meat shredded or fork to shredded chicken. The chicken should be cooked through and will just fall apart without needed to remove it from the Instant Pot.
  • Add kale, lemon juice, tamari and cilantro to Instant Pot while set to warm. Once kale has wilted a bit, portion soup into bowls. Serve with extra chopped cilantro on top and side of choice. We like toasted sourdough or crackers.

Slow Cooker

  • Add oil, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, ginger, turmeric, cayenne, salt, pepper, red bell pepper, chicken, vegetable broth and coconut milk to slow cooker.
  • Cook for 4 hours on high or 7-8 hours on low. The chicken should be cooked through and will just fall apart. Once this happens turn the slow cooker to warm and kale, lemon juice, tamari and cilantro to slow cooker and stir to combine.
  • Once kale has wilted a bit, portion soup into bowls. Serve with extra chopped cilantro on top and side of choice.

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Notes

  • Veggies: Feel free to swap or add in vegetables to this soup. You really can’t go wrong! Cabbage or broccoli would be delicious additions. For the greens, I recommend sticking to a sturdier green like swiss chard or lacinato kale so it doesn’t get too wilted. 
  • Protein: You can swap the chicken breasts for turkey breasts or another protein of choice.
  • Vegan: To make this soup vegan, swap the chicken with 1-2 cans of chickpeas or white beans. Just add the beans in when you would add the chicken. Tofu or tempeh would also be a good plant-based substitute, I just recommend cooking it separately and adding it in at the end. 
  • Herbs: I love cilantro but if you’re not a cilantro fan, parsley would be delicious as well!
  • Ginger: If you can’t find fresh ginger, use 1 teaspoon ginger powder. 
  • Turmeric: If you can’t find fresh turmeric, use 2 teaspoons dried turmeric powder. 
  • Tamari, soy sauce or coconut aminos: Feel free to skip this if you don’t have it on hand. I love the umami flavor it adds to this soup, but it’s still delicious without. 
  • Coconut milk:  The coconut milk adds a nice creaminess and delicious flavor, but if you don’t have it on hand you can skip this or use unsweetened almond milk or cashew milk instead. If you skip it, make sure to add more broth instead!

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 773mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: detox soup
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156 Comments

    1. Hi Ashlee! If you can’t find fresh, dried will certainly work. I’d use 2 teaspoons of dried turmeric powder.

    1. I haven’t tested this recipe in a slow cooker but I don’t see why not! You could sauté your veggies in a skillet before and then add them to your slow cooker with the rest of the ingredients (besides the kale, cilantro, tamari and lemon juice I’m thinking 1-3 hours on high or 4-5 on low or until the chicken is cooked through. Let me know if you decide to try it!

  1. How about an instapot? How long do you recommend cooking before adding g tofu? And would you sautée tofu first?

    1. I haven’t tried this recipe in the Instant Pot. I’m sure it can be done, but I’m just not sure the amount of time needed without testing it. My guess would be 10 mins on high pressure? And yes, if you’re going to add tofu, I think baking or sautéing it beforehand would give it a good texture, but not 100% necessary. I also would add the tofu in when you add the kale rather than cooking it fully like the chicken.

  2. Hi this looks delicious and I’m looking forward to making this soup. Is there a substitute for coconut milk? It’s the only ingredient I don’t have on hand. Thank you!

    1. Hey Allison – If you have cashew or oat milk on hand that could add nice creaminess. You could also skip the coconut milk, it just won’t be as creamy!

  3. 5 stars
    This soup is so delicious! So light and refreshing, but filling at the same time. All the ingredients mesh really well together and the amount of flavor complements each other so well. Highly recommend!

  4. 5 stars
    This looked so good, I couldn’t wait to try it! I followed the directions exactly as written and it is delicious and a perfect way to start the New Year! Thanks, Brittany!

  5. 5 stars
    This soup was sooo delish! I was so skeptical bc there are a LOT of different flavors when you just look at the recipe. But WOW! So great! Esp. If you are not feeling well!!! Just added to the list of our winter recipes. I put spinach instead of kale and it was still so yummy!

    1. Ah yay!! I’m so thrilled to hear it was a hit. Thanks so much for trying it out, Lauren. And thanks for the review!

  6. 5 stars
    I made this recipe for today’s dinner and I couldn’t believe how yummy it was, my hubby was so impressed!! Thank you!!

  7. 5 stars
    So glad I had everything on hand when I saw the recipe post for this soup (except fresh tumeric used ground) Made it for dinner and had leftovers. Tasted even better the next day. The flavors are well balanced and so delicious! Thank you!

    1. Woo!! Happy to hear this detox soup was a success, Pam. Thanks so much for trying it out and coming back to leave a review. It means so much to me!

  8. 5 stars
    Legit my fave soup I’ve made of yours so far!!! So so good. I had to do without bell pepper and kale but added in lentils and will add in potatoes next time. 10 stars ⭐️

    1. Yay!! So pumped to hear you enjoyed this detox soup, Liz. I can’t thank you enough for making it and coming back to leave a review. It means so much to me!

  9. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner tonight for my family. It was delicious!
    I made a double batch so
    we had left overs and I cannot wait to have another bowl tomorrow!
    Thank you for sharing your talent!
    This is a keeper.

    1. So happy to hear you loved this detox soup, Isabel! Thanks so much for making it and coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

  10. 5 stars
    This soup is to die for!!! I didn’t have fresh turmeric so I used almost a tablespoon of dried. I also subbed spinach as the green since that’s what I had. It tasted fantastic out of the pot, but truthfully, it tastes even BETTER the second day (if it’s even possible for this soup to taste better lol!)

    Great as a detox soup, but I also recommend it for when you’re sick or having tummy trouble.

    1. Yay!! This makes me so happy to hear. So pumped you enjoyed it, Stacey. It’s a great soup to have on hand for the winter months. Thanks for the review!

  11. 5 stars
    Wasnt sure about the detox name but this soup was pleasure. Bright colors and delicious taste, even better the next day. My first time using fresh turmeric. Wow, that color! Thanks for ANOTHER great recipe.

  12. 5 stars
    I wasn’t sure as I was making it, only because I’m not used to some of the spices. Absolutely delicious! Highly recommend. My (adult) son loved it as well. Thank you for this great recipe!

    1. Happy to hear this soup was a success, Allison! It’s definitely the perfect addition for sick days. Thanks for the review!

  13. 5 stars
    This soup is amazing! Super easy to make and perfect for a cold, winter day and incredibly soothing when you’re not feeling great. I didn’t have cilantro on hand and I used the whole lemon which was great. I can’t wait to eat it again tomorrow:) Every single recipe I have ever made from your site has been fantastic- my sisters and I continuously share all the EBF recipes we make! Thank you for all the amazing content and keep it up:)

    1. Aw yay! So happy to hear this soup was a hit and that you’re loving the other recipes as well. Thanks for the review, Sarah. I really appreciate it!

  14. 5 stars
    Delicious! Perfectly spicy and I love the ginger and lemon flavors. (I used baby spinach instead of kale.)

  15. 5 stars
    This soup is amazing and my taste buds are so happy! First review ever left – this recipe is fire! Thank you.

  16. 5 stars
    Made this tonight after returning from week-long traveling. My family of 5 said it wasn’t good… it was GREAT! Even my picky eaters 🥰

  17. 5 stars
    This soup is amazing!! Seriously so nutritious and delicious. Perfect for cold winter days, and will definitely help nourish the body during cold and flu season. This process (stovetop) cooks the chicken perfectly! YUM!

  18. 5 stars
    This soup was so delicious and so easy to make. I used the Slow cooker method and was great for a busy weeknight meal. It will definitely be added to our winter rotation!

    1. Ah yay! Happy to hear this soup was a hit, Jill. Thanks for trying it out and I really appreciate the review!

  19. 5 stars
    I made half of a recipe just in case the husband wouldn’t like it. Needless to say he loves it. I knew I would just reading it. Before we were finished with our 2nd bowl I realized I forgot the to add the kale or spinach I had both. So glad because I’m gonna make a full batch this time. SO GOOD!

  20. 5 stars
    Love this healthy soup!
    Wondering what the serving size is ?
    I know it says one bowl, but is that like a 11/2 cups?😊🍲thanks

  21. 5 stars
    This soup is SO tasty, husband approved, and easy to make! I would have never thought to put these flavors together but they are delicious. Added a little extra chicken (used about 1.5 lbs) and used lite coconut milk but otherwise followed the recipe to make it on stove top and worked out perfectly! We paired with some brown rice and it was delicious. Thank you for another amazing recipe! Will definitely be making this warm cozy soup again.

    1. Happy to hear you both enjoyed this soup, Madeleine. I love the way you serve yours. Thanks so much for the review. I really appreciate it!

  22. 5 stars
    Yessss!! Oh my, yum!! Although it wasn’t a hit for the rest of my fam, that just means I get it all to myself next time 😉 I love the flavor profile and all of its delicious ingredients which make it hearty without being heavy. Thanks EBF!!

    1. Happy to hear you enjoyed this soup, Erica! Sorry your family wasn’t such a fan, but maybe with another try they will be :). Thanks so much for the review!

  23. 5 stars
    This is now my go-to “sick friend” soup. Most of it went to a friend feeling lousy from Covid and I loved the idea of all of those nourishing ingredients helping her heal. I made it on the stove with chicken and it was delicious. Next time I’m going to try a vegetarian version with tofu.

    1. Ah yay! It really is the perfect soup when you’re under the weather. So happy it was a hit, Kathy. Thanks for the review. It means so much to me!

  24. 5 stars
    Having tried the famous cabbage soup diet many years ago the thought of any soup with any form of cabbage had put me totally off but I totally Love love love this soup!! It tastes just like a Thai curry and so quick and easy to make and so nutritious. Will definitely be a regular recipe for me.

        1. Hi Sydney – It sounds like it might have been too high of a temp, causing the coconut milk to curdle. Did you use canned coconut milk?

  25. 5 stars
    So good! Love the coconut milk flavor w/o a lot of calories. I made this in the crockpot and it turned out wonderfully. Used ground ginger and turmeric as I didn’t have fresh. Will definitely be making again!

  26. 5 stars
    DIVINE!!! This will forever be my go to soup when anyone in my house needs some serious nourishment without sacrificing flavor! So yummy and filling! We added a can of chickpeas along with the chicken for some extra protein!

    1. Ah yay! This makes me so happy to hear! Thank you so much for trying out this recipe and coming back to leave a review. It means so much to me!

  27. 5 stars
    This soup was so flavorful and comforting! I added/subbed veggies and used white beans instead of chicken – all of the flavors came together easily. The word ‘detox’ in the name had me questioning whether or not the soup would be bland or boring, but it was neither. This recipe is a great way to use up a ton of veggies while having a great broth/base.

  28. 5 stars
    This is a staple in our house now! Started with some New Year detox needs 🥂 and I made another big batch when COVID hit our house. It was healthy, easy to warm up, and felt like we were doing something good for our sick bodies. Plus it’s delicious- even the kids can’t get enough. We’ve made it adding some egg noodles as well for a healthier chicken noodle soup. Always a hit!

    1. Yay!! I’m so thrilled this soup was a hit with you and your family, Willow. Love the addition of egg noodles. Such a great idea. Thanks for the review. It means so much to me!

  29. 5 stars
    This is the best. Soup. Ever!!!! I followed the recipe as described and can’t think of how to improve on it! It warmed my soul on a day that started out 20 below zero but my heart was warm!!!

    1. Oh yay! So pumped this soup was a hit. It’s definitely the perfect addition to those super cold days! Thanks for the review, Stephanie. I really appreciate it!

  30. 5 stars
    My (picky) 7 year old and I love this soup! I decided to puree everything except for the chicken and kale. I also used parsley instead of cilantro. Thank you for all of your yummy recipes!!

  31. 5 stars
    The flavors of this soup are awesome! It feels filling yet light, and warms you up with all the ginger and turmeric. Adding this to my rotation!

    1. Woo!! So glad you loved this soup, Steph! Thanks for making it and for the review. I so appreciate it!

  32. 5 stars
    Prepared this soup tonight. It was so delicious, healthy, easy to make, and it looked good too. I love soup and will definitely keep this one in rotation. I LOVE this site, so many great recipes! Thank you!

    1. So glad you loved this soup!! Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

  33. 5 stars
    This soup hit the spot after a cold day! It was super flavorful and yummy! I added chickpeas and it was great! Thank you for another wonderful recipe!

    1. Woo!! Happy to hear you enjoyed this detox soup, Brennan. Love the addition of the chickpeas. Thanks for the review. I really appreciate it!

  34. 5 stars
    Delicious! I made this as meal prep for my lunches this week. I followed the recipe exactly, except I left out the cayenne (personal preference). It’s very flavorful and the ginger and turmeric and lemon give it a beautiful zingy flavor! Today I also threw in a few chickpea pasta noodles to add some carbs to the meal!

    1. Ah yay! So thrilled to hear this soup was a success, Jena. Thank you for the review and for trying it out. It makes me so happy!

  35. 5 stars
    I’m going on my 6th time making this soup. It’s absolutely wonderful! I first tried it in a crockpot but it didn’t turn out well so now I stick to the stovetop. My husband loves it too. Awesome soup.

    1. Oh yay! I’m so glad you’re loving the detox soup, Lily. Do you mind sharing what went wrong in the crockpot?

  36. 5 stars
    This soup was incredible! I was excited to make it coming off the holidays because it just sounded like it would feel good to eat, but it was even more delicious than I was expecting! Only sub I made was ground turmeric but will definitely be making it again when I get some fresh to try that. This will absolutely be going into our winter soup rotation. Thank you!

  37. 5 stars
    Omg! 😋
    This soup is so delicious. Thank you for making my dinner so fast and easy. I will be making this at least once a week during these cold winter months.

  38. 5 stars
    I made this today and it’s so delicious! All the different flavours complement each other so well. The only change I made was that I added some sliced mushrooms at the end when I added the kale. My 8 year old son had seconds and said “This is the best soup I’ve ever had so far” 😄

    1. Yay! I’m so glad this recipe was hit, Julie! The mushrooms are a perfect addition. Thanks for making this recipe and coming back to leave a review and star rating, I appreciate it so much.

    1. Yay! I’m so glad this detox soup recipe is a hit for you, Bridget! Thanks for making it and coming back to leave a review and star rating, I really appreciate it!

  39. I have made this soup four times in the past few weeks – I can’t get enough! For a vegan option, I’ve been topping it with roasted tofu instead of the chicken + nutritional yeast. Tried it with chickpeas too. Highly recommend!

    1. Yay! I’m so happy to hear that, Abby! I haven’t tried adding nutritional yeast yet, but I bet it’s so good! Thanks for sharing and leaving a review, I appreciate it.

  40. 5 stars
    I just made this and added roasted egg plant and zucchini squash and cabbage. I also used all the precut frozen veggies. Less work and all the flavor.

    1. Woo! Love to hear about the additions, Valerie. Sounds yummy and filling. Thanks for leaving a review, I appreciate it!

  41. I’ve made this soup 3 times now and I LOVE it! I’ve always subbed chickpeas for the chicken, added broccoli and skipped the kale but added spinach. It’s my new go-to soup and a great way to get a ton of veggies in a meal! I even made it for my mother-in-law (who is extremely old school and picky) and she liked it too! I had to just call it veggie soup for her or she wouldn’t have even tried it. Lol! Thanks for the great recipe!

    1. Yay! I’m so glad this recipe is a hit for you and your MIL, Lisa! Thank you so much for leaving a review, it means so much to me.

  42. 5 stars
    AMAZING! I have COVID and this soup is just what the doctor ordered (yes, I’m a doctor!). It soothed my throat and it tastes soooo good. The turmeric is anti-inflammatory so that is an added bonus. (I used organic powdered turmeric).
    The cayenne pepper hit the spot (I added extra).
    I used tofu – thinly sliced and sprinkled with turmeric, cumin, garlic powder and nutritional yeast – then air fried and added to the soup at the end.
    I used “Better than bullion” vegetable base and water instead of vegetable broth.
    The kale soaks up the soups and is so yummy!
    Thank you so much for this recipe, Brittany.

  43. 5 stars
    Amazing soup! Just got back from vacation and wanted to detox cause my stomach was bothering me. Let me tell you this soup is doing the trick! Tastes amazing as well. Boyfriends a picky eater and he loved it. Will def be making this a staple in my house!

    1. Oh yay!! So glad this soup was a hit. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it, Alora!

  44. 5 stars
    This is hands down now my favorite soup!!! Made a double batch to freeze and have on hand for 2 weeks and my fiancé loved it. I plan on making it multiple times throughout the winter 🙂

    1. Yay!! That makes me so happy to hear, Katie. So glad you love this soup. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

        1. You can freeze this, but the texture of the veggies might change a bit. Let me know how this recipe turns out for you.

  45. 5 stars
    I normally shy away from anything with ginger, because I don’t like it, but I was intrigued by this recipe and decided to give it a try. I made the right decision! It is delicious! I don’t eat meat, so I added a can or garbanzo beans instead of the chicken.
    It is filling, comforting, and has a tiny kick from the cayenne. I will certainly be making this again!

    1. YUM! Such a great way to start this year, I am pumped to hear that you are loving this recipe, Caroline. Thank you so much for sharing your review & star rating, I so appreciate it!

    2. AH YUM! I am so glad that you gave this recipe a try and are loving it, Caroline. Thank you so much for coming back and sharing your review & star rating, I really appreciate it!

  46. 4 stars
    This soup was just what we needed after all of the holiday indulgences! Delicious, healthy and nourishing with a small kick of spice!

    1. Yum! I am so glad that you are loving this soup, Lauren. I agree it is such a nice refresh after the holidays. Thank you so much for coming back and sharing your review + star rating, I so appreciate it!

  47. 5 stars
    Delicious, nutritious and simple to make. My teen daughter cooked this on her own. She was proud that it was as yummy as it was! Thanks for helping her out Brittany 🙂
    She added a bit more spice since we were both congested and fighting infections. It definitely hit the spot.

    1. Excellent! I am excited to hear that you and your daughter are loving this recipe, Emily. Hopefully you both are feeling better. Thanks for coming back and sharing your review & star rating, I really appreciate it!

  48. 5 stars
    Wow , this was absolutely delicious. So nutritious and warming. My other half said it’s the best one I’ve made so far 🙂. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    1. Amazing! Such a well deserved compliment. I am so glad this recipe is a hit, Mandy! Thank you so much for sharing your review & star rating, it means so much to me!

  49. 5 stars
    This is the best! Started making this last year and shared with so many friends. Made last night and already sharing with so many others. Love this recipe

    1. WOO! I am so glad that you are loving this recipe, Mary. Thank you for your review and star rating and for sharing this recipe with others, I truly appreciate it!

  50. 5 stars
    So delicious and healing! I love soup and this one is perfect for warming healthy winter lunches or for fighting a cold, thanks Brittany!

    1. WOO! I am excited to hear that this recipe is a hit for you and your family, Sarah! Thank you so much for coming back and sharing your review & star rating, it means so much to me!

    1. Woo! I am glad to hear that you and your husband are loving this soup, Shar, healthy and delicious. Thank you so much for coming back and sharing your review + star rating, I really appreciate it!

  51. 5 stars
    Made it. Loved it. Crave it. Oh my gosh, I didn’t expect to love a soup this much. We realized it can go without the chicken, too, for Meatless Mondays, and wow, we’ll be making this A LOT!!! Thanks!

    1. AH this is the best! I am so excited to hear that you are loving this recipe, Jenn! Thank you so much for your review & star rating, it means so much to me!

  52. 5 stars
    This soup is so good! I actually blended it before I put the chicken back in because I don’t like to see that I am eating carrots (haha) and used chicken thigh because that was all that I had on hand. I also had to sub chard for kale because, again, all I had on hand, but it was so good! Will definitely make again!

    1. Sounds delicious, I am so glad you are loving this recipe, Emily. Thank you so much for sharing your review + star rating, I really appreciate it!

  53. 3 stars
    This is not a bad recipe in terms of ingredients: everything is very healthy, and if you take the trouble to grate your ginger and tumeric fresh, it’s much better. The cilantro should be added after it comes off the heat, not before: simmering it in roughens the taste even if you don’t have the “soap gene.” The umami needs increasing: more garlic is the quickest way to do that, though garlic powder is also an option. But the biggest issue is that the broth is watery and needs more body. I’m trying this again and doubling the coconut milk against the vegetable broth: we found it thin, and have decided to cross this recipe with a Tom Kha Gai soup that has a firmer broth. Let you know how that comes out.

    1. Yay! I am so glad that you are loving this recipe, Gretchen. Thank you for coming back and sharing your review + star rating, I really appreciate it!

  54. 5 stars
    I’ve made a few of your recipes and love following you on Instagram. This soup is amazing and so easy to make. I substituted 2 tsp dried turmeric for the 2 tbsp fresh as the only change and used my Instant Pot. Sharing the recipe with all of my friends!

    1. Ah I appreciate it so much, Jodi. Glad you are loving this recipe. Thank you for sharing your review + star rating, I really appreciate it!

  55. 5 stars
    I just made this soup today and it is delicious! What a wonderful recipe. Thank you for the additional notes, which helped with keeping it vegetarian and with the grocer not having fresh turmeric. We will make this again and again. Pretty photos and great video of the recipe too!

  56. 5 stars
    One of the best soups i have come across. My 14mo being super picky eater loves this soup!! Thank you so very much for creating this recipe and sharing

    1. Excellent! I am so glad this soup is a hit for you and your little one, Shankar. Thank you so much for sharing your review + star rating, I appreciate it!

  57. 5 stars
    I thought this soup was delicious. I made it exactly as written. My only issue is that the kale turned an unappetizing light green color after sitting in the pot while we ate dinner. By the time I stored it in the refrigerator, and got it out to have lunch the next day, it was pretty ugly. I still ate the leftovers and it still tasted great, it was just a bit hard to swallow given the yucky look of it. Is there a way to prevent kale from doing that?

    1. Hi Kim – I am excited to hear that you are loving this recipe. For the Kale, you could add the kale at the time you want to serve it. That way it does not lose its color. Thank you for sharing your review + star rating, I appreciate it!

  58. 5 stars
    This soup is amazing!!! My husband and I both love it! All the flavors work so well together. Just sooo good! Thank you for sharing.

    1. WOO! This is the best, Angela. I am so glad you and your husband and loving this cake and it turned out great. Thank you for sharing your review + star rating, I really appreciate it!

  59. 5 stars
    Not only did I enjoy it, my kids loved to “taste the rainbow” of colors and flavors incorporated in the soup! Excellent recipe!

    1. WOO! I am so glad this recipe is a hit for you and the family, Ashley! Thank you so much for coming back and sharing your review & star rating, I really appreciate it!

    1. YUM! Glad you gave this soup a try and it is a hit, Tiffany. Thanks for sharing your review & star rating, I really appreciate it!

  60. 5 stars
    This was just what the doctor ordered after a day eating street food. I added leeks, roasted cherry tomatoes, and a tsp of curry. So good, even my picky teenagers devoured it.

    1. Ahh this sounds amazing, Jessica. LOVE the addition of different veggies. Thanks so much for coming back and sharing your review + star rating, I really appreciate it!

  61. Can’t wait to try this today. If I am using frozen chicken in an instapot do I need to adjust the cook time?

    1. Hi Lauren – no, you shouldn’t have to adjust the time for frozen, let me know how it turns out! Enjoy!

  62. 5 stars
    This is such a delicious soup. I’ve never had Tumeric before but wanted to try it. I really enjoyed this and will become a repeat recipe.

    1. YUM! I am so glad you are loving this recipe, Jana. Thank you for sharing your review & star rating, it means so much to me!

  63. I have a question: would it be possible to use the solid left over material from the Fire Cider to make this Detox soup? The Fire Cider and the Detox soup look amazing, and I cannot wait to try both.