This traditional Scottish Winter Vegetable soup is so good on a cold Winters day. It’s made with a hearty selection of seasonal Scottish root vegetables and a piece of beef rib to sweeten and add flavour.
This soup can be made with a variety of different root vegetables but this recipe is my favourite combination of Scottish vegetables. You can also use different pieces of beef for the stock, I like to use a piece of rib because the flavour is delicious but a small piece of steak would work too.
There are so many delicious traditional Scottish soups to be made in the Winter months but this Traditional Scottish vegetable soup is one of my favourite Winter lunches and its so very easy to make. You can swap the root vegetables around and the meat to create your own variation. I like to use whats available seasonally in our local vegetable box and whats left over in the fridge.
If your enjoying this recipe you may also enjoy my other favourite soups from The Wee Larder You Tube Channel. I love the traditional Scottish cullen skink recipe which is a traditional North east soup recipe that my family have loved for generations and I also love the Scottish classic cock a leekie which is delicious and hearty on a cold Winter’s day. You can find both recipes below:
Tips for making this recipe:
- You can mix and match the root vegetables to your tastes or to the seasonal availabilities of the root vegetables in your area. You could even try adding in some Spring and summer vegetables to this recipe.
- This recipe works best in the Winter with all the delicious roots available, I think they are just so filling and hearty and make a delicious soup.
- I have used a piece of beef rib in this recipe as a basis for the broth but you can also use a piece of beef steak or a piece or ham or a ham bone for extra flavour and nutritional elements.
- This soup can be mashed up a little with a little cream or pureed completely in a blender with a little cream or milk.
- You can make this soup up ahead at the start of the week and store it in the fridge for future lunches.
- Once the beef is removed for shredding, if you have used beef rib you can add the bones back into the soup for continued low simmering. Its not nessecary but it does deepen the flavour of the soup.
- You can serve this soup up with crusty bread or traditional Scottish oatcakes and cheese for a traditional Scottish meal.
Winter Vegetable Soup Recipe
- 1-2tbsp butter
- 1/2 large turnip
- 2 large carrots
- 4 medium potatoes
- 1 onion
- 1 small leek
- handful of kale
- 3-4tsp of salt
- piece of beef rib
- herbs (optional)
- 2-3litres of water
- Wash, peel and chop all of the vegetables into small cubes and set aside. Slice up the kale and any other greens you are using.
- Melt the butter in a large pan and add all the vegetables into the butter. Cook down for 10-15minutes until golden in colour.
- Add in the salt and 2-3 litres of water, enough to cover the vegetables and a little over and add in the piece of beef rib.
- Cook the soup on a medium simmer for 1hr 30minutes and remove the beef after this time. Reduce the heat to a low simmer.
- Set the beef aside to cool a little then remove all the meat off the beef and shred. Pop this back into the soup and stir through.
- You can keep the soup on a low simmer until ready to serve. Sprinkle the herbs in at this point too.
- Season and serve up into large bowls and serve with oatcakes and cheese or crusty bread.
If you enjoyed this recipe you may also like to save it to your favourite Pinterest board using the pin below:
You may also enjoy some of my other delicious blog posts below:
Scottish Winter Soup Recipes
A cosy bowl of soup is perfect for the cold Scottish Winter months. We have so many delicious and popular soups in Scotland and I have chosen three of my…
Scottish Christmas Chocolate Trifle
We love a good Scottish family trifle at Christmas time and I created this chocolate version using all the elements of a classic Scottish family trifle of the 80’s. This…
Easy Scottish Tea Loaf in 5 Minutes
This easy Scottish Tea Loaf recipe will come in handy over the festive period if your expecting a few visitors. It’s based on a lovely traditional Scottish tea loaf and…
Scottish Shortbread Blackberry Cheesecake
This delicous family recipe is a lovely Autumn treat to make before the cold Winter months . The creamy cheesecake is made with fresh Scottish blackberries, cream cheese and the…
Scottish Gingerbread Slab
If you enjoy traditional Scottish Gingerbread your going to love this delicious iced Gingerbread Slab. It’s so lovely at this time of year with the warming spices and flavours and…
Easy Baked Oats Toffee Apple & Blackberry
If your looking for an easy make ahead breakfast recipe these delicious Baked Oat are so cosy and delicious and make the perfect family breakfast in the colder months. I…
Scottish Shortbread – Pitcaithly Bannock
We love this traditional Scottish shortbread recipe for Pitcaithly Bannock. It’s so delicious and really easy to make. Pitcaithly Bannock is similiar to a plain Scottish shortbread but the difference…
Pumpkin Spice Brownies
Hot chocolate and brownie season has arrived in the Milne hoosie! We love these Pumpkin Spice Brownies they are so delicious with a milky cream topped hot chocolate. They are…
Aberdeen Apple & Cheese Meat Roll
This lovely old Meat Roll recipe from Aberdeen is one of my fave picnic foods in the Summer months. As the weather gets cooler though you can also enjoy this…
Carrot Cake Loaf
The weather has been a lot cooler this last week and we have been cooking up a variety of warming recipes. This carrot cake loaf is packed with all the…
Stockan’s Scottish Oatcake Recipes
In this post you will find two delicious recipes using the NEW oatcakes from Stockan’s. I’ll be making a lovely haggis and vegetable pie with a cheesy crust and a…
The Best Cheese Scone Recipe
I’m not sure why it took me so long to share this lovely family classic with you all. These fluffy Cheddar Cheese Scones are a favourite in our country kitchen…
Creamy Pea Soup
This creamy Scottish Pea Soup is a lovely family recipe for the rainy Summer months. This creamy Summer’s Pea Soup is made with fresh garden peas, bacon and cream and…
NEW!!! Scottish Tearoom Cookbook
Hey friends! Welcome to my NEW Scottish Tearoom cookbook! The Scottish Tearoom Cookbook is packed with delicious recipes from traditional Scottish bakes to modern day treats. The recipes are inspired…
Blackcurrant Fruit Leather Recipe
My kids love fruit leather and this blackcurrant fruit leather recipe is right up there with one of our faves! The fruit leathers make awesome picnic snacks and travel really…
Upside Down Rhubarb and Almond Cake
This delicious Upside Down Rhubarb and Almond Cake is lovely and moist and is a lovely family treat in the Spring and Summer months. Stewed rhubarb tops the almond cake…