Scottish Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup



A simple dump recipe for a traditional Scottish vegetable soup made in the slow cooker. 

Scottish Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup ingredients in a slow cooker

I make a lot of soup. Usually it's in a pan on the cooker top and involves lentils and spices. Yes I'm talking about my favourite carrot, lentil and spinach soup

I've made so many soups over the years, but that's the one I make the most. It's thick, spicy, satisfying and delicious.

However, this is the soup my husband craves. A traditional Scottish vegetable soup. The kind made by our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and so on.

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Scottish Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup


Seasonal Vegetables


It's a chunky vegetable soup made with seasonal winter root vegetables. The only vegetables that were available in the winter before vegetables were flown in out of season and before the birth of the freezer and year long access to whatever you want.

Our families used to eat seasonally and it's a good tradition to follow. Vegetables taste better when they're in season and of course they're cheaper too, never mind all the air miles it saves.

We try to eat as seasonally as we can, but like all families there are a lot of our staple ingredients that come from other countries. I think just do what you can and fruit and vegetables are a good place to start.

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Vegetable Soup ingredients in a slow cooker

Dump Soup


This is what is so elegantly named dump soup in the US. As in all the vegetables are dumped in and not pre-cooked first. That's right just chop them and throw them in.

Of course dump has other connotations, it is a recycling centre for rubbish (trash), it's when you tell someone you aren't seeing them any more and it has one more meaning we won't discuss in polite company.

Dump recipes are all the rage right now and you can understand why these days when we are all so busy and pushed for time.

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Vegetable Soup ingredients in a slow cooker with stock



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Soup Ingredients


For this soup, I chopped and added onion (I usually add white onion, but I only had red), garlic, leeks, carrots, turnip and potato.

I gave it all a good mix, added enough vegetable stock to cover it and set it to slow cook on low for 8 hours or high for 6 hours. Of course you could make this on the cooker top in a pot too, but I would saute the onion and garlic until soft first since it doesn't have that long slow cook.

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a Scottish turnip

What is a turnip?


Before you hit the recipe, lets clear up the enigma that is a turnip.

What is a turnip?

It is a Scottish root vegetable with a yellow flesh. It's a big brute and hellish to cut, but tastes wonderful in soups or mashed with lots of butter (vegan spread), salt and pepper.

To confuse things, in Scotland we also call it a neep as in neeps and tatties (potatoes). We also have a nickname for it, the tumshie.

Now this is where it gets complicated. We quarrel with our neighbour England about many things and one of them is the humble turnip. They call them swede and are obviously misguided (waits for ranty comments).

In the US they are called rutabaga.

Yes it's one that confuses many people.

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Bowl of Scottish Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup


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related - Slow Cooker Veggie Sausage, Mushroom & Chickpea Stew

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Calories and Nutrition in Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup

This soup is virtually fat free, low calorie, high in dietary fibre and potassium. It also has a good source of iron and calcium.

It is perfect for those on a budget and anyone who is watching their weight on a calorie controlled diet like the 5:2 diet.






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Scottish Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup
A traditional Scottish winter root vegetable soup made in the slow cooker. Fat free, low calorie, satisfying and very tasty. A hug in a bowl.https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XhdaOJx6I_0/XAkchFY6yFI/AAAAAAAAxvA/MVTC2CVz7owrkhi9bNtJr4BurzxpXUHuQCLcBGAs/s1600/best%2Bslow%2Bcooker%2Bvegetable%2Bsoup.jpg2018-12-06
Yield: 4-6
Scottish Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup in white bowl with grey napkin and soup spoon

Scottish Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup

A traditional Scottish winter root vegetable soup made in the slow cooker. Fat free, low calorie, satisfying and very tasty. A hug in a bowl.
prep time: 15 minscook time: 6 hourtotal time: 6 hours and 15 mins

ingredients


  • 1 red or white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 large leeks, halved length ways and sliced
  • 3 large carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium to large turnip (rutabaga), roughly chopped
  • 4 medium potatoes, roughly chopped
  • 3 pints/ 1 3/4 litres/7 cups vegetable stock
  • a good grinding of salt and pepper

instructions


  1. Add all the ingredients to your slow cooker pan.
  2. Mix well and add the stock, then season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 6 hours.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

NOTES:

Calories and nutrition are for 6 servings.
calories
167
fat (grams)
0.7
sat. fat (grams)
0.1
carbs (grams)
37.6
protein (grams)
4.4
sugar (grams)
8.7
Created using The Recipes Generator




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Grilled tofu


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Tandoori paste



ingredients for tandoori paste


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Calories and Nutrients per skewer

Calories and Nutrients per tandoori tofu skewer

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Indian, vegan
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Grilled Tandoori Tofu Skewers

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prep time: 25 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 35 mins

ingredients

Marinated tofu
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  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 1/2 cm/1 inch piece of fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp agave nectar (sugar or honey)
  • 1 tsp soy sauce (or salt)
  • a good grinding of black pepper
  • 200g/just under 1 cup yogurt
  • 2-3 tbsp water
Vegetables
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  • 3 bell peppers (red, yellow and orange), cut into chunks
  • 24 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 large red onions, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 4 large cooked beets, sliced thickly

instructions


  1. Make your marinade. Add all the ingredients to a bowl from the ground turmeric down to the black pepper and stir together into a paste.
  2. Add the yogurt and water to make a good consistency for coating tofu.
  3. Press your tofu for half an hour or so,  then cube it and gently coat the tofu in the marinade. Pop the tofu in an airtight container and pop in the fridge for a few hours.
  4. Soak wooden skewers in water for half an hour before you make the skewers, this will prevent them from burning.
  5. Heat your grill or BBQ and then thread the tofu and vegetables onto 12 skewers in a rainbow order.
  6. Cook for a few minutes on each side until cooked and starting to char and crisp at the edges.
  7. Serve with toasted pitta bread, salad leaves, cherry tomatoes and hummus.
  8. Enjoy!

NOTES:

The times are for preparations and cooking, pressing and marinating time is not included. This depends on how long you leave the tofu to press and marinate. Some people like to leave the tofu to marinate overnight.

Calories and nutrition are per skewer. This recipe is enough for 12 skewers.
calories
94
fat (grams)
3.5
sat. fat (grams)
1.5
carbs (grams)
12.1
protein (grams)
5.2
sugar (grams)
7.8
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