Carrot soup recipe with garlic, onions, ginger and celery

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Nutritional therapist Charlotte Watts shares a nourishing soup recipe to help improve your sleep

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Carrot soup recipe

This recipe is packed with the nutrients you need to enjoy a good night’s sleep and it’s perfect for a simple supper.

Charlotte says: “Sometimes we feel we can only digest a light dinner in the evening – soups make a great comforting meal.”



  • Onion 1, chopped
  • Garlic clove 1, chopped
  • Olive oil 1 tsp
  • Fresh thyme a few sprigs
  • Mustard powder 1/2 tsp
  • Wild onion seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh root ginger 1 1/4 cm, grated
  • Salt to season
  • Tabasco a dash, optional
  • Freshly ground black pepper optional
  • Chicken or vegetable stock 1 litre
  • Carrots 500g, peeled and chopped
  • Celery stalks 2, chopped
  • Plain yoghurt to serve (optional)


  • Step 1

    Soften the onion and garlic in a large saucepan with the olive oil and herbs, spices and flavourings, adding a couple of tablespoons of the stock after a minute or so. After another 4–5 minutes, add the carrots and celery. Stir well.

  • Step 2

    Pour in the rest of the stock, bring to the boil, then turn down to a simmer and cover. Leave to cook for about 40 minutes. Add more water if the soup thickens too much.

  • Step 3

    When the ingredients are cooked, transfer the soup to a blender or use a hand blender to blend until smooth. Serve swirled with a teaspoon of yoghurt.

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Recipe from Good Mood Food by Charlotte Watts and Natalie Savona © 2018 published by Nourish Books, London, Paperback, £10.99.