Simple six-step recipe for carrot and ginger soup

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Author: AdminPublished: 12 January 2023

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Carrot and ginger soup

UK chef Jane McClenaghan, whose father lives with Parkinson’s, shares her take on a carrot and ginger soup – brimming with vegetables, protein and fibre for people with the condition

Why is this hearty soup such a good option for people with Parkinson’s?

UK-based chef Jane McClenaghan, whose father was diagnosed with the condition in 2016, says: “Lentils are a good source of protein to help support healthy muscle function, while herbs and spices provide antioxidant-rich polyphenols (compounds found in plants) to support the balance of bacteria in your gut microbiome.”

The vegetable-packed dish also provides “a decent source of fibre for digestive health”, she adds.

Warm up this winter with Jane’s easy six-step recipe for carrot and ginger soup.


1 dessert spoon olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
6 medium carrots, chopped
100g red lentils
1 litre vegetable or chicken stock
2 in root ginger, peeled and grated (about 1 tsp)
Juice and zest of 1⁄2 orange


  • Heat the oil in a heavy based pan.
  • Add the onion and cook until translucent.
  • Add the carrots, lentils and stock.
  • Simmer for 15 minutes, until the lentils are cooked. Remove from the heat.
  • Grate in the root ginger and add the orange juice and zest.
  • Blitz in your blender until smooth.

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